Pitzer Academic Support Services


The primary mission of Pitzer College’s Academic Support Services (PASS) is to assist students in achieving academic success. PASS is committed to collaborating with Pitzer’s diverse community to ensure that all aspects of campus life- learning, working, and living are accessible to all students. PASS provides resources, training, programming, collaboration, and direct services to facilitate academic success, create inclusive environments, and achieve access and equity.

PASS will seek:

  • To provide appropriate accommodations and support services to ensure access, inclusive environments, and academic success.
  • To be an advocate for the needs of all students and embrace access as a matter of social justice.
  • To serve as a resource for students who need information, additional assistance, and referrals during their time at Pitzer.
  • To assist the institution in interpreting federal and state legislation mandating appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities.

What We Do

PASS provides a comprehensive amount of support services including academic coaching, tutoring, academic and housing accommodations, crisis intervention, and academic resources to ensure that all students have full access to institutional life and are provided with resources to succeed academically.

Who We Are

Gabriella Tempestoso

Gabriella Tempestoso
Associate Dean/Director of Academic Support Services
Scott Hall 120
[email protected]

Video: A Message from Gabriella Tempestoso

Stephanie Hannant, LCSW
Assistant Dean of Students & Case Manager
Scott Hall 124
[email protected]

Video: A Message from Stephanie Hannant

Rudolph Ganaden

Rudolph Ganaden II
Coordinator for Academic Support
Scott Hall 120
[email protected]

Video: A Message from Rudolph Gananden

Connie Helland, Academic Coach

Connie Helland
Academic Coach
Atherton Hall 112
[email protected]

Video: A Message from Connie Helland


Kristin Williams

Kristin Williams, MS
Health and Wellness Outreach Facilitator
[email protected]

Video: A Message from Kristin Williams