Diversity at Pitzer


Our core value of Intercultural Understanding can be seen on campus through our commitment to diversity throughout the entire Pitzer experience. Learn about the different student-run affinity groups below, as well as our Diversity Fly-In Program for prospective applicants. Any questions about diversity at Pitzer or the program can be sent to [email protected].

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. 

Native Indigenous Student Union (NISU)
For students who identify with Native and/or Indigenous Communities. 

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

Womxn of Color Collective (WCC)
For all self-identifying BIPOC femme students. (formerly known as We Are Living History)  

Queer, Trans, Plus Student Alliance (QTs+)
For students who identify with the LGBTTQQIAAP community and everything in between and beyond. (formally Rainbow People)

Southwest Asian / North African Association (SWANAA)
For students who identify as Southwest Asian or North African.

Spoonie Alliance
For students with disabilities of any kind.

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


Pitzer’s Spring 2023 Diversity Program will be hosted in-person starting Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 16th. If COVID-19 cases or LA County restrictions change, all applicants will be notified via email if there are any changes to the program.

Due to the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, we are asking all our visitors to adhere to Pitzer’s Admission Visit policy in order to protect our community and allow our current students to continue in-person learning this spring! Please refer to our Admission Visitor Policy for our current policies and procedures: Admission Visitor Policy.

All applicants agree to adhere to the required guidelines during their visit to Pitzer College and agree to show proof of vaccination OR a negative PCR result within 72 hours of their visit.

Our Commitment

As part of our commitment to diversity and intercultural understanding, Pitzer College will host its Spring Diversity Program Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 16th 2023. This program is designed specifically for admitted high school seniors from underrepresented racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the United States to have the chance to visit Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges.

Meet Pitzer

The Spring 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 Program and would still like to connect with Pitzer, we are happy to connect with you through our other in-person and virtual events. More information about our visit offerings.

Diversity Program 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.

Spring 2023

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 18th.

What will students do on the program?
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 of your remaining questions answered.

How do I know if my RSVP was received?
Once you RSVP online, you will receive a confirmation page as well as an email confirming your registration and further instructions. If you do not receive this email, please contact [email protected].

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. Students looking to learn about the other Claremont Colleges should refer to that college if they were admitted to any of the other schools.

I cannot attend the program. Are there other opportunities to learn about campus?
Yes, there are plenty of in-person and 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 [email protected] or call our office at (909) 621-8129. We are so excited to welcome you to Pitzer College!