"Pitzer was built of dreams. We were the wonder child who came to transform the world."
– John W. Atherton, founding president
Pitzer College produces engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world through an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts education emphasizing social justice, intercultural understanding and environmental sensitivity. The meaningful participation of students, faculty and staff in college governance and academic program design is a Pitzer core value. Our community thrives within the mutually supportive framework of the Claremont Colleges, which provide an unsurpassed breadth of academic, athletic and social opportunities.