Diversity at Pitzer

DIVERSITY AT PITZER

Pitzer’s Core Value of Intercultural Understanding can be seen on our campus through our commitment to Diversity throughout and before you become a Pitzer student. Use this page to learn about the different student-run affinity groups found at Pitzer, as well as out Admission Diversity Program. Any questions about diversity at Pitzer can be sent to adm_diversity@pitzer.edu.

Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups at Pitzer College are student organizations that promote safe spaces, solidarity, and support for marginalized students. These organizations embody intersectional and complex identities, such as, race, gender, class, sexuality, etc.

These affinity groups are defined as: low-income students, First-Generation students, Undocumented students, Black and African Diaspora students, Queer/Trans/Gender Nonconforming students, students with disabilities, Chicanx/Latinx students, Native and Indigenous students, as well as, Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (A/ANHPI) students.

Latinx Student Union (LSU)
For students who identify as Latinx/Chicanx.

Black Student Union (BSU)
For students who identify as Black, African, African American, or descendants of the African Diaspora.

Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC)
For students who identify as Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander.

First-Gen Club
For students who are the first member of their family to attend college.

Pitzer International Student Association (PISA)
For international students.

Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA)
For students who identify as Middle Eastern or North African. 

Mixed Identity Exchange (MIX)
For students who identify as bi-racial or of multiple races/ethnicities. 

We Are Living History (WALH)
For Black, Indigenous, and womxn of color.

Rainbow People Coalition (RPC)
For students who identify with the LGBTTQQIAAP community and everything in between and beyond. 

South Asian Student Association (SASA)
For students who identify as South Asian or South Asian American. 

Spoonie Alliance
For students with disabilities of any kind.

5C Resources/Mentorship Programs
Claremont Colleges-wide mentorship programs. Click to learn more.

THE SPRING 2021 VIRTUAL DIVERSITY PROGRAM

The Spring 2021 Diversity Program will be hosted throughout the month of April 2021 and will completely virtual. Please note, this is an invitation only event for admitted students. 

Our Commitment

As part of our commitment to diversity and intercultural understanding, Pitzer College will host its Spring Virtual Diversity Program throughout the month of April 2021. This program is designed specifically for admitted high school seniors from underrepresented racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the United States.

Meet Pitzer

The Virtual Diversity Program provides admitted students the opportunity to experience the distinct atmosphere that sets Pitzer College apart from other colleges while interacting with current students, faculty, staff and other high school seniors considering Pitzer. If you are unable to attend the Diversity Webinar and would still like to connect with Pitzer, we are happy to connect with you through our virtual events. More information about our virtual offerings.

Diversity FAQs

Pitzer College seeks to enroll students whose backgrounds and experiences offer varying perspectives on living and learning in a multicultural world. In order to accomplish this, we offer this program to encourage students to connect and enroll at Pitzer College. The Spring Diversity Program will occur on various days throughout the month of April 2021.

Spring 2021

Who is eligible?
Admitted high school seniors who have received an invitation with their admission decision.

How do I RSVP?
The online reservation form will be made available via email invitation on March 22nd.

What will students do virtually?
As a participant of the Spring Diversity Program, you will have the chance to meet with faculty, staff and student mentors. The Diversity Program is a chance to learn about all the things that make Pitzer special and have all your questions answered.

How do I know if my RSVP was received?
Once you RSVP online, you will receive an email confirming your registration and further instructions. If you do not receive this email, please contact admdiversity@pitzer.edu.

Will the program cover the other Claremont Colleges?
While there will be some exposure to the other Claremont Colleges, this program is specific to students admitted to Pitzer College. A 5C Admitted Student Day Program will be announced in April, so keep your eyes out for that!

I cannot attend the program. Are there other opportunities to learn about campus?
Yes, there are plenty of virtual connections on our website. You can learn about them here.

Who should I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact our Diversity Team at admdiversity@pitzer.edu or by calling (909) 621-8129. We are so excited to welcome you to Pitzer College!