Pitzer College is unique amongst institutions of higher education—it marries educational excellence and a commitment to social justice and sustainability with rich and quirky traditions.
|The Grove House was purchased for $1 and moved from Claremont to campus in 1977 as part of a student project.||Fruit produced by trees in the citrus grove is regularly used in the Grove House kitchen.|
|Pitzer students relax in hammocks on the Mounds, officially named Pellessier Mall.||Pitzer sits on an alluvial plain in the shadow of Mount San Antonio, better known as Mt. Baldy, the highest peak in the San Gabriel mountain range.|
|There is a student-founded and maintained organic garden.||Cecil the Sagehen is the Pitzer-Pomona sports mascot.
|Pitzer’s first graduating class had three students who designed the commencement regalia still used today.||Thanks to bets with students, Jim Marchant, executive director, Advancement and special projecs, got a tattoo of the Pitzer tree and an orange Mohawk.|
|.The orange tree that appears in Pitzer College's wordmark and Provida Futuri seal was designed by Thomas Jamieson of Claremont, chosen to honor Pitzer's founder Russell K. Pitzer.||The mural in the George C.S. Benson Auditorium atrium, Pitzer Past, Present, Future, features the likenesses of Pitzer founders, faculty, staff and students.|
|There is a chicken coop on campus.||McConnell Dining Hall was one of the first in the country to be trayless and have reusable to-go boxes.|