Pitzer College Named a Best College for Asian American Pacific Islander Student Activism

Claremont, Calif. (September 25, 2009) — Asian Pacific Americans for Progress listed Pitzer College among its Top Ten Best Colleges and Universities for Asian American Pacific Islander Student Activism.

Pitzer College was recognized as “a place that strives to enrich and develop social, intellectual and personal growth among its students by providing a welcoming and supportive environment.”

Pitzer’s Center for Asian Pacific American Students and Pitzer students were lauded for building community programs on and off campus.

“Pitzer College is strongly committed to diversity and social justice,” said President Laura Skandera Trombley. “I am proud of the work our students do to help benefit the community.”

About Asian Pacific Americans for Progress

Asian Pacific Americans for Progress is national network of progressive Asian Americans and allies, united for grassroots activities and political action. The organization is made up of everyday citizens, including students, filmmakers, scientists, academics, community organizers, lawyers and others, as well as elected officials, staffers and campaign workers.

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About Pitzer College

Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility, and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.

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