Additional Student Support Resources (Spring 2021)

This page provides information on the following:


Anti-Racism & Black Lives Matter Resources

A collection of resources to educate the community on issues surrounding Black Lives Matter movement and protests is available through The Claremont Colleges Library Research Guides. These issues include topics such as anti-racism, systematic racism, systematic oppression, police brutality, and mass incarceration.

Pitzer Art Galleries

Pitzer College Art Galleries is a critical conduit of educational, cultural, and social enlightenment for our students. Whether virtual or in person, the Galleries’ will continue to program artist and faculty lectures, cross-disciplinary symposia, in-house produced videos, as well as socially-conscious exhibitions that examine racial and gender equity. Contact via phone at 909-607-8797 or email pitzer_galleries@pitzer.edu

Exhibition—Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia
The exhibition convenes seven of the artist’s video works that confront the growing dissatisfaction and resistance to economic and political power structures, the vestiges of colonialism, privatization of wealth, and destruction of the natural world. Minerva Cuevas lives and works in Mexico City. Programming around this exhibition will be generated for students by the Pitzer College Art Galleries Fellows (see below).

Manifesto Project
Throughout the Spring semester Pitzer College Art Galleries will be continuing the college-wide manifesto project in response to President Oliver’s racial justice initiative. Titled, Eight-Minutes and Forty-Six Seconds it references and remembers the last few minutes of George Floyd’s life, the Black man brutally killed by a White Minneapolis police officer on May 29, 2020. This project asks us to reimagine the world differently, towards a better future. Students are invited to submit manifestos to be shared with the Pitzer community.

Pitzer College Art Galleries Fellows
The Student Fellows of Pitzer College Art Galleries work collectively to develop student-centered programming that engages the Pitzer community through creative action around racial justice, gender equality, and socioeconomic equity. Using curatorial practice as a tool, the Fellows’ interdisciplinary projects integrate the Galleries’ exhibitions into the co-curricular life of Pitzer—a critical aspect of informal learning within the liberal arts.

2020-21 Fellows
Marcus Jackson ’22, a pre-med track, biology major, is a passionate artist, and a huge Marvel enthusiast.
Eamon Morris ’22 is a media studies major and anthropology minor from Orange, CA.
Jessica Sass ’22 is a combined major in Media and Political Studies. She believes the Pitzer College Art Galleries is a hidden gem within the Claremont Colleges and can’t wait to share the space with you once it’s safe!

Pitzer Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS)

CAPAS is working to develop online programming and opportunities in which students can build community. CAPAS will continue to hold community building and community care dialogues, workshops on building solidarity and confronting anti-blackness in APIDA communities and workshops on racial justice. The director for CAPAS will be available remotely to provide resources and support. For updates, please go to CAPAS webpage, Facebook, or Instagram

The first-year retreat for students who identify as Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDA) organized by the Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) will be postponed and is anticipated to be held during Spring semester. APAC will be organizing a sponsor program for first-year APIDA students where sophomores, juniors and seniors provide support. For fall semester, APAC sponsors will organize events and programs to build a first-year student community. For more information, follow APAC Instagram.

The Chaplains Office Services and Q&A

The Chaplains at The Claremont Colleges facilitate and connect you to the faith community on campus. They host weekly religious services and worship opportunities. The Chaplains also connect you to student organizations that align with your interests. They promote interfaith engagement through community service events and community programs. In addition, if ever you need to talk to someone for spiritual or emotional wellness, the Chaplains offer confidential pastoral counseling. Their services will be available online to all students regardless of faith or holding no faith. The Chaplains office can be contacted via email or by telephone at 909-621-8685. 

Chicano Latino Student Affairs

CLSA aims to foster a sense of familia and community at The Claremont Colleges by providing cultural programming that reflect the Latinx diaspora.  Our center also provides leadership opportunities, professional development, and academic support services for our diverse undergraduate and graduate students.  

At this time, CLSA will be engaging students online.  Also, due to social distancing policies, they will be postponing their new student retreat, however, we will be providing the following programs/services: 

CLSA will provide the following services to students via Zoom

  • Coffee with the Deans: Join CLSA Deans for their weekly coffee chats, to ask any questions, or just get to know one another better –they’re friendly and eager to meet you!
  • Academic and Personal Advising: students can schedule appts to meet with the Deans for advice regarding academic, professional, and personal support
  • Mental Health/Wellness Programs: Connect with Latinx therapists, from Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services, in either a one-on-one, or group session, to support your overall wellness as a student at The Claremont Colleges.
  • Cultural Celebrations and Educational Programming: CLSA will provide enriching events that educate our community about the diverse Latinx diaspora through a cultural and artistic lens (via music, theater, art, film, food, clothing, customs/celebrations, etc.) We also offer a speaker series where prominent Latinx scholars from their respective fields provide discourse circles for students to engage diverse topics impacting our community. 

Check out CLSA’s social media on Instagram @clsaclaremont or Facebook @clsaclaremontcolleges.

DACA and Undocumented Student Support

Pitzer College declared itself a Sanctuary College in November 2016, and continues to support the success of undocumented and DACAmented students. Together as collaborative partners, the Office of Student Affairs, Office of the Dean of Faculty, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and the Office of Study Abroad and International Programs assists with advocacy, outreach, support and resources for undocumented and DACAmented student success. Additional resources and information are available here.

Health Education Outreach (HEO)

Additional updates and information regarding support services will be provided soon. Please visit the HEO website for more information.

Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA)

Additional updates and information regarding support services will be provided soon. Please visit the OBSA website for more information.

Pomona-Pitzer Athletics

Intercollegiate athletic participation is a highly valued aspect of the educational experience at Pomona and Pitzer, as it provides tangible learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Unfortunately, we will not be competing this fall. The decision to cancel athletic competition was not taken lightly, nor was the decision made swiftly. We remain committed to the continued growth and development of our student-athletes and will support them by providing educational, team building and wellness programming. A few examples include: 

  • Leadership Programming
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives
  • Mental Health Initiatives

The Department of Physical Education is working towards the safe continuation of our curriculum and students will be able to enroll in courses that count towards their Physical Education General Education requirement. We anticipate a variety of virtual class options and engaged support from our Physical Education faculty. For more athletics FAQs, please visit sagehens.com.

Queer Resource Center (QRC) 

The Queer Resource Center is a 7 College resource center serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, and pansexual communities, as well as allies, at The Claremont Colleges. For the Fall semester, the QRC will be hosting a variety of programming including virtual drop-in hours for students. The Queer and Questioning Mentor Program (QQMP) will be continuing for the Fall semester. Applications are open for students interested in being a mentee or a mentor. Mentees can apply for a mentor at any time during the academic year. 

Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC)

Additional updates and information regarding support services will be provided soon. Please visit the SDRC website for more information.

Trans Student Support During COVID-19

Pitzer’s Trans Advocacy, Programming, Acceptance and Support (TAPAS) is the committee (including representation from the QRC and other TCCS student services) whose mission is to support the trans and nonbinary community at Pitzer College. TAPAS created a webpage with a comprehensive list of Transgender Student Support Resources in a time of COVID-19

Foothill Transit Class Pass

Students at The Claremont Colleges can continue riding Foothill Transit buses with a student ID through August 1, 2021. If you’re local to the Claremont area or in any of the cities that Foothill Transit serves and you choose to ride, please remember to:

  • Wash hands before and after riding the bus
  • Support social distancing and keep a 6-foot distance from others whenever possible
  • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth
  • Follow safety procedures on the bus
  • Be kind

More information is available at foothilltransit.org/classpass