Congratulations on getting to the finish line together, this semester! As you reflect upon the fall semester, I hope you see glimmering beams of the unique strengths, talents, innovative creativity, adaptability, and resilience that illuminated your pathway as we explored, navigated and overcame challenges. During this time, you engaged academically, and contributed to reimagined forms of community action, activism, community engagement, and support, and your voice has been a pillar of both inspiration and innovation. May the words of wisdom and encouragement from faculty, staff, peers, mentors, loved ones, community members, and the grounding many of you found in nature during this time, resonate as echoes that when we come together in community, Mindful of Each Other, we are stronger together.
We look forward to the day we can be together in person. We cannot be more proud of you and hope you are able to enjoy a restful and restorative break. Below please find reminders about resources and updates around upcoming opportunities, Winter Break support and COVID-19 safety tips, and an opportunity for you to share your student voice to help enhance our Spring 2021 co-curriculum. The best is yet to come!
Assistant Vice-President & Dean of Students
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Winter Break Student Resources Reminder
7C.Health | Access to free 7C Health 24/7/365 on-demand medical and mental telehealth visits for Claremont Colleges. Reach a provider anytime, anywhere by visiting 7C.Health.
Aetna Teledoc/Televideo Services | Students enrolled in SHIP plan have access to Aetna’s Teledoc/Televideo services. Teledoc is a convenient option for a variety of medical services including general medical, behavioral health and dermatology care. You can even get a prescription send to your local pharmacy when medically necessary. Connect with a licensed doctor, dermatologist of therapist mobile app, web or phone. For more information, view this PDF. To get started visit teledoc.com/Aetna or call 1-855-Teladoc (835-2362).
Pitzer Student Affairs 24/7/365 Dean-On-Call | Accessible by calling Campus Safety at 909-607-2000.
MCAPS After-Hours Protocols | 909-621-8202 | Dial 1 to speak with crisis counselor.
Stephanie Hannant, Assistant Dean & Case Manager | Available via email/zoom for resources, referrals and support (not available 12/21/2020-1/3/2021), contact [email protected].
Health and Wellbeing Instagram | @pzstrive2thrive
SHIP/Aetna Teletherapy & Online Medical Appointments | 855-835-2362
National Suicide Prevention | 800-273-8255
Project Sister | 909-626-4357
The Trevor Lifeline | 866-488-7386
Crises Text Line | Text HELLO to 741741
SOC Crises Text Line | Text STEVE to 741741
Stay Tuned for Upcoming Opportunities Mid-January!
Committed to steps for success for Seniors and life transitions after college, the Senior Class Based Group is proud to announce we will be extending workshops in collaboration with sister campuses, the Career Center, and Chicano Latino Student Affairs focusing on Summer Research Opportunities and gap year opportunities to help students get ahead in their planning. Further details will be announced in early January via Pitzer student email.
Co-Curriculum Survey Feedback
We would love your feedback on our Fall 2020 Co-Curriculum which included class-based, CA and all student programming. Please take a moment to fill out this short and anonymous survey to help us plan for Spring 2021. If you have any questions about this survey or the Co-Curriculum Please email Kirsten Carrier, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life, at [email protected].
Pre- & Post-Election Community Resources and Support
Enjoy free access to asynchronous community events and programs are available through Winter break. Study Abroad and International Programs, in partnership with Harvey Mudd College, has also made asynchronous workshops available online here: US Govt. and Politics for International Students. Students experiencing difficulties accessing the recordings can contact Todd Sasaki at [email protected].
Approximately 25 students entered the Community Connections Book Drawing, as well as an opportunity to receive a wellness kit supported by the Agnes Moreland Jackson Diversity Program fund and the Campus Life Committee.
Click here to visit the Pre- & Post-Election Community Connections and Support webpage.
Student Emergency Fund Support
Since March 2020, the Student Emergency Fund has provided direct support to students in the amount of approximately $70,000 in the following ways:
This support was made possibly by the generous contributions from the Pitzer Community.
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|Headphones & Webcams||17|
|Emergency Housing Support||58|
|Food Insecurity Support||21|
As a friendly reminder, students in need of technology support should visit the Technology Support & Access page for more information. For any additional emergency support, please see the Pitzer Emergency Fund webpage.