4 Ways Pitzer Students Got Active this Year

Let’s cut right to the chase:

  1. Nepal Earthquake Relief

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In the wake of the tragic 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, 2015 and the aftershock earthquakes that rippled the country, Pitzer students, faculty, staff and alumni rallied to get connected with non-profit organizations and raise funds for their families and communities overseas. The Pitzer Earthquake relief fund has had 405 donors and raised $83,871 as of May 29th. If you would like to get involved, check out one of the links below to see how!






  1. Gold Student Center for Health and Wellness

Newly renovated, the Pitzer Gold Student Center for Health and Wellness boasts a Pilate’s studio, Yoga space, organic student run café (“The Shakedown”) and all new gym equipment. With spaces for student gatherings and planning, the Pitzer community got active on treadmills and social justice in the new GSC this year.

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  1. Bamboo Bikes

Student members of the Green Bike Program Sandy Glickman, Karl Kiser and Cade Maldonado built a small fleet of bamboo bikes available for checkout by the Pitzer community. Dedicated to sustainability, these bikes are emission free and fun to ride! They also made a guest appearance on the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show – https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/home-and-family/videos/bamboo-plants-home-family



Keynote speaker Janet Mock

  1. Janet Mock

The Pitzer Senior class selected and raised funds to have cultural commentator and Trans* women’s rights advocate, Janet Mock, as their commencement speaker. An incredible activist, writer and advocate, the graduating class was excited to hear her words of wisdom beckon them into post-graduate life.

Read her inspiring speech here, and check out more information about the 51st Commencement here.

Photo Credit: Pitzer College

Posted by Briana Stansbury ’15, Double Major in English and World Literature/Gender & Feminist Studies