Academic Support Services & Accommodations (Spring 2021)

This page provides information on the following:


Academic Support Services, Accommodations and Academic Coaching | Website
If you are a student who has been approved for academic accommodations in the past due to a disability, learning difference or chronic health challenge please log into AIM to set up your accommodations for the coming semester as you have done in the past. If you are a new student or new to needing accommodations please email PASS for next steps.

Virtual Academic Coaching will be available once the semester begins along with academic workshops to support your online learning experience.  

Subject-specific tutoring will also be available once the semester begins.   

Course Text Loan Library
We are most proud that at Pitzer our students are considerate of limited resources available and continue to Be Mindful of Each Other. Students experiencing emergency or insecurity needs related to course texts may request access through the Dean of Students Loan Program. Resources are limited and ongoing support to students in need of these resources in Fall continues to be a priority. Students are encouraged to submit a request by January 4th in order to receive support, while supplies last, by the start of classes. 

The Claremont Colleges Library | Website
Check out New To Using the Library to get oriented to the Library’s core services and resources. Please refer to their COVID-19 web page for the most up-to-date information about Library services, as they are subject to change in response to the state of public health recommendations. Some highlights of our remote resources and services include the following:  

  • All of the online resources—databasesjournals, articles, and e-books—are available off campus. Anyone with valid Pitzer credentials (what you use to login into Sakai or your college email account) has access to them by going through the Library’s website.
  • Once you have your login credentials, materials that are available in print can be requested online through the Resource Sharing service. You can request that they be mailed to your home address (mailing limit 5 per person, per semester).
  • If you find a book or article you would like but it’s either checked out from the Library or not in the collection, you can request it through the free Resource Sharing service. The library will make every effort to find an electronic version of your request. They hope to begin providing this service for print resources later this summer.
  • Research consultations with a librarian are available via Zoom. They also have chat and email research support. We’re here to help you get acclimated to college research!
  • Special Collections staff are available to answer questions you might have about accessing their materials or conducting primary source research. For those who are not familiar, Special Collections houses distinctive and unique resources, including rare books, maps, photographs, posters, college archives, and more. You are encouraged to explore and browse the digital collections.

The library automatically acquires all course readings that faculty submit to the Huntley Bookstore, and they are doing their best to provide access to e-versions of them whenever possible. Search the Library’s website to see if the course readings for your classes are available. If you don’t see them, reach out to your professor and let them know to contact the Library.

The Writing Center at Pitzer College | Website
The Pitzer Writing Center will offer comprehensive virtual writing support after the semester begins. This includes one-on-one video conferences with peer Fellows trained to work with writers on assignments across the disciplines and at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to polishing a final draft. The Writing Center will also continue to host a wide range of virtual workshops and events, including regular “write-ins” that build community and foster resilience around the writing process. Specialized consultations will be available for senior thesis and multilingual writers. In addition, a research librarian will offer weekly video consultations on all aspects of the research process. Writing Center Fellows will continue to participate in a rich learning community dedicated to social justice-oriented writing pedagogies. For more information contact The Writing Center at writing@pitzer.edu.