Distinctions & Press Releases
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification 2020
“Pitzer College receives the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement from the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching.”
Platinum Seal All in Campus Challenge 2020
“A new report from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) shows a dramatic increase in the number of eligible Pitzer College students who voted in the 2020 presidential election compared to the 2016 election..”
National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement 2020
“A new report from the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) shows a dramatic increase in the number of eligible Pitzer College students who voted in the 2020 presidential election compared to the 2016 election. Pitzer students’ voting rate rose to 79.7 percent in 2020 from 56.9 percent in 2016, according to IDHE’s National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement.”
Adelanto Community Water Report 2022
This report compiles contextual information relevant to Adelanto’s water and shares the results of qualitative research and quantitative data from water quality analyses by the Keck Science Department at the Claremont Colleges. Water samples were collected from residents’ homes and tested by students in the Advanced Laboratory in Chemistry and Integrated Biology and Chemistry courses during Spring 2022. Alongside technical information, this report highlights first-hand narratives of community members. The report concludes with a list of recommendations for the City in order to improve the quality of water, as well as for the community to make claims on this public resource. You can also view the Spanish version here.
The Path to Combat Racism and Foster Diversity in Adelanto
On August 23, 2020, the City of Adelanto passed Resolution 20-59 in which the City denounced racism, condemned police violence, affirmed that Black lives do matter, and proclaimed racism as a public health crisis. Since that time, the City organized an ad-hoc committee “Racism is a Public Crisis” working group to begin strategizing programs, resources, and policies that could be enacted to address the needs raised above.
Community Engagement Awards
The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program that recognizes and supports student public problem solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. Fellows are nominated by their president or chancellor based on their potential for public leadership and their work with communities. Throughout the fellowship year, Campus Compact provides students with opportunities to nurture their assets and help them develop strategies for social change—creating a network of connected and engaged student leaders who can support one another in making positive change.
The CEA (Course Enhancement Awards) is available at the beginning of each semester to all faculty teaching an SRX course or non SRX that has a community engagement component. This award for $500 help with materials, guest speakers, event, and transportation needs.
The CEC would like to invite you to apply for the Kallick Community Service Award available each semester. This award is open to all students who have completed 100+ hours of community engagement work over the course of the current academic year. Don’t forget, you can combine your project hours!
This award is designed to support Pitzer students who will be completed a senior thesis or project during the 2023 spring semester. Funding is awarded to students who complete a senior thesis or project relating to a social responsibility or community engagement theme.
The Pitzer College Community Engagement Center (CEC), in collaboration with the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS) at the Claremont Colleges, supports the Margo Okazawa-Rey Summer Fellowship to encourage outstanding college students to implement community-based, creative, and/or research projects that integrate social justice, multi-racial solidarity, and feminism, with an emphasis in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies.