Diversity Program

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The application for the Fall Diversity Program will be due Monday, September 11, 2017. You will not be able to save and return to your application, so please review the essay prompts below before proceeding to the application.

Please note: You will need a copy of your unofficial high school transcript through junior year; you will be asked to upload a copy to your application. You will also be asked to write one essay, so it may be beneficial to write the essay before opening the application. This essay prompt is the same one you will find on the Common Application, and it is okay to use the same essay on both. Here is the prompt:

At Pitzer, five core values distinguish our approach to education: social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability. As agents of change, our students utilize these values to create solutions to our world’s challenges. Please answer only ONE of the following prompts in 650 words or less.

  • Incorporating one or more of our core values, how would you contribute to solving a local or global issue of importance to you?
  • Reflecting on your involvement throughout high school or within the community, how have you engaged with one or more of Pitzer’s core values?

Our Commitment

As part of our commitment to diversity and intercultural understanding, Pitzer College will host its Fall Diversity Program from October 26-28. This program is designed specifically for high school seniors from underrepresented racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the United States.

Meet Us

The program provides prospective students an opportunity to experience the distinctive atmosphere that sets Pitzer College apart from other colleges. You will have a chance to spend two nights on campus with a Pitzer student, attend a class, eat in the dining hall and meet other high school seniors who are considering Pitzer. If you are unable to attend the Diversity Program and would still like to visit Pitzer, we are happy to accommodate your visit during Preview Pitzer Day. Registration will become available in September.



The Diversity Program is an all-inclusive, all-expense-paid program for which round-trip transportation (air, train, bus, gas/mileage reimbursement) will be covered. Attendees will be hosted by current students in the residence halls and will dine on campus throughout the three-day weekend. Check out this video of our program from the fall of 2016!


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Fall Diversity Program 2017
Tentative Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 26
Time Event Location
9 – 11 a.m. Student Arrival Check-in at the Office of Admission
11:a.m. – noon Lunch – Have an organic experience. Outdoor Classroom (The Grove House)
Noon – 1 p.m. Welcome to the Program! / Energizer Office of Admission
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Individual Interviews – Check your folder, given upon arrival, for specific time. Office of Admission
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Class Visit Various Locations at Pitzer
2:45 – 4 p.m. Class Visit Various Locations at Pitzer
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. 5-College Scavenger Hunt Leaving from Office of Admission
5:45 p.m. Host Pick-Up Office of Admission
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. Welcome Dinner Gold Student Center Multi Purpose Room
7:15 – 9:30 p.m. Discover Your Resources – Visit the Latino Student Union, Black Student Union, Queer Resource Center, Mixed Identity Exchange, or the Center for Asian Pacific American Students. Leave Gold Student Center at 7:15 p.m.
9:30 p.m. (optional) Cookies and Milk – Hang out with your sponsor and past Diversity Program participants! The Grove House
Friday, Oct. 27
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Preview Pitzer Day, Breakfast and Registration The Mounds
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Preview Pitzer Day Follow Preview Pitzer Day schedule for locations
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Bus to the Griffith Observatory Meet at the Office of Admission at 4:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Dinner and Planetarium Show Third Street Promenade
8:30 p.m. Bus Pick-up. Head back to campus for desserts and goodbyes. Office of Admission
Saturday, Oct. 28
Morning – Noon Continental Breakfast and Departure from Campus. Check your folder for specific time. Leaving from Office of Admission
All activities are required. Students must remain on the 5 Claremont College campuses at all times.
Page last updated on September 22, 2017