Groups and Organizations
* indicates a 5-College Organization
*5CDMN (5C Disability Mentor Network) Facebook
The 5C Disability Mentor Network (5CDMN) is a student-led program that brings together disabled students across the Claremont Colleges. Through the 5CDMN, disabled students build meaningful friendships and connections, learn from each other, and have fun! 5CDMN is structured around the belief that we all have valuable and important experiences and knowledge to share with others. Unlike other mentorship programs, the 5C Disability Mentor Network consists of groups (2-4 members per group) of students that are made up of first years through seniors. These groups are organized around a mix of shared interests and/or similar disabilities. 5CDMN members are encouraged to spend time both with their small groups and with other groups at various 5CDMN events and activities that take place over the course of the year. per group) of students that are made up of first years through seniors. These groups are organized around a mix of shared interests and/or similar disabilities. 5CDMN members are encouraged to spend time both with their small group and with other groups at various 5CDMN events and activities that take place over the course of the year. per group) of students that are made up of first years through seniors. These groups are organized around a mix of shared interests and/or similar disabilities. 5CDMN members are encouraged to spend time both with their small group and with other groups at various 5CDMN events and activities that take place over the course of the year.
*Asian American Sponsor Program (AASP) Website
The Asian American Sponsor Program (AASP) is a student-run organization that provides resources- in the form of programs, events and individual support- to Asian American first-years and trains upper-term students to develop their mentorship and facilitation skills. The mission of AASP is to create a supportive network of students at Scripps and in the 5Cs and to promote sustained dialogue and action on Asian American issues (intersected with dynamics of class, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, etc.) that affect our students.
Café con Leche Facebook
We seek to provide a forum for the discussion of social, political, and economic issues that affect women, particularly those of Latinx decent. We intend to raise awareness of diversity and its implications in our immediate community and surrounding areas. We dedicate ourselves to social justice by developing a critical lens through which we can analyze ourselves and the world. We welcome all members of the Scripps community regardless of racial and cultural heritage to join us in this pursuit.
*CLSA Sponsors (Chicano Latino Student Affairs) Website
CLSA provides returning students (sponsors) whose goal is to mentor the incoming class with transition to college life. The sponsor serves as a supportive resources person through the first year.
Family: Queer-Allied Student Union Facebook
Family is Scripps’ Queer-Allied Student Union. We intend to provide a space for queer and allied students to love (or work on loving) themselves and each other because of their identities, so we commit to supporting our members in every way that they need. We also work to challenge our own thinking and work together towards queer liberation in our communities, as it is connected with anti-racism, disability justice and anti-capitalism. Everyone is invited to help plan and participate in Family events, which include weekly meetings, study breaks, movie nights, speakers, field trips, political actions, and other programs relevant to our community. Any Scripps student is welcome to be a member.
First-Generation @ Scripps Facebook
A program for students that are first in their families to attend a four year university. The program aims to provide support with transition via educational workshops, social programming, and access to information and resources to support success. The program strives to bring awareness to issues surrounding first-generation students, faculty, and staff at Scripps.
*International Place (I-Place) Website
As a multi-functional inter-college space, I-Place is a “home away from home” for students from abroad and from the United States; a lounge for relaxing with a cup of coffee and a newspaper, or just to hang out! International Place of The Claremont Colleges is also a center for cultural exchange and educational programming on key global issues, as well as a resource for international students. So, whether you are a visa student, hold U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, have lived abroad, or simply want to meet people from around the world, we invite you to International Place and hope you will become a part of our international community!
*Jewish Mentor Program
A student-run peer advisory program for self-identified Jewish students. This organization pairs new students with returning students. Its goal is to support interested students and help foster a Jewish community at Scripps.
*Queer Questioning Allied Mentor Program (QQAMP)
QQAMP is a 5-College program open to all students. It provides support, one-on-one interactions, social activities, information and a way to learn more and get involved with the queer, questioning and allied community.
Wanawake Weusi Facebook
Wanawake Weusi functions as a collective to support women of African descent at Scripps College in endeavors of educational, cultural, personal, and spirituality. Wanawake Weusi believes that all women are equal in worth, yet unique in what they bring to the world. As such, we shall strive to champion the rights of disenfranchised women regardless of race, creed, or color. We shall strive to foster empowerment of students of African descent by encouraging our members to be active, engaged members of the Scripps College, 5C, and greater local, national, and international community while maintaining academic excellence.
SCRIPPS CLORGS (Clubs and Organizations)
We are a group of students devoted to fostering an inclusive dialogue on gender issues, starting with the Claremont Colleges. We acknowledge unique character and voice as essential elements of community that should be appreciated in individuals, not drowned out by the majority. As such, we seek to emphasize appreciation of the diverse identities that are frequently overlooked. It is our mission to bring these essential qualities into focus.
3C Inter Varsity (3CIV) Website
The purpose of 3C InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is to establish and advance at Harvey Mudd, Scripps, and Claremont McKenna Colleges a witnessing community of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world.
Activities Team (A-Team) Facebook
The Activities Team (A-Team) is made up of dedicated and enthusiastic Scripps students who offer a wide range of cultural, social, and educational programs to the student body. This creative group has the responsibility of event planning in the areas of on-campus, off-campus, and community service ventures. They serve as the official alcohol alternative programming group on campus.
Asian American Student Union (AASU) Facebook
The Asian American Student Union seeks to strengthen the Asian American communities on campus and other Claremont Colleges by providing a safe space for our members to explore issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality.
Babes and Blankets Facebook
Babes and Blankets is dedicated to knitting and crocheting blankets, scarves and other items for donation to organizations such as Binky Patrol, which donates baby blankets to hospitals in our area, and the Red Scarf Project, which donates scarves to foster kids in college. We also teach members of the community to knit and crochet.
Board at School
To play and learn fun board and card games.
Claremont Integrated Science Society Facebook
The Claremont Integrated Sciences Society provides mentorship and support to science students of the Keck Science Department of the Claremont Colleges.
Environmental Club Facebook
Scripps Environmental Club is dedicated to sustainability and earth-friendly practices. Our primary goals are to spread knowledge and awareness by creating a safe space where students from diverse backgrounds can learn about and initiate environmental change. We aim to make Scripps campus more environmentally conscious by organizing accessible and intersectional programs. Beyond education we seek to establish initiatives that make sustainability tangible and visible part of our campus culture.
French Club Facebook
The purpose of this club is to gather people passionate about the French language/culture around various activities related to France/French and share nice moments together.
I Am That Girl – Scripps College Website
I Am That Girl seeks to provide a space for people to talk about issues that affect our campus and society. We particularly focus on body image, struggles with life habits, and self-love. Another important aspect of our mission is to produce media that challenges portrayals of women as flat characters.
Innovate @ Scripps Facebook
Innovate@Scripps is empowering Scripps women interested in entrepreneurship and business to learn more about the fields, found companies, and make change. At Innovate, we hold bi-weekly educational meetings, as well as weekly workspaces for those who are interested in starting to found a business in the near future. We also host inspiring and informative speakers. Innovate is completely student-run, and while we are a Scripps organization, we work closely with the entrepreneurship organizations at the other Claremont Colleges in order to maximize our resources.
Kehillah was created as a space for any Scripps student who currently identifies as Jewish or has identified as Jewish in the past to explore their Jewish identity as well as build community with other Jews at Scripps. It is a space where Jewish students can have dialogues about difficult and important issues such as what it means to be a Jew in college, how individuals relate to their Judaism differently, and how Judaism intersects with race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and other identities, all while looking at our experiences through a social justice lens. It is also an opportunity for Jews to build relationships through community dinners and cultural events (such as challah baking). Community dinners take place biweekly, as well as formal meetings as needed to discuss current events and issues. We also host events and go together to other Jewish events on campus.
Ocean Initiative Club Facebook
The Scripps Ocean Initiative Club strives to raise awareness about ocean conservation among members and across Scripps’ campus. We work to get people involved with understanding the interconnectedness between environmental and ocean issues with our everyday lives, as well as allow members, who have never had access to ocean-related activities previously, get to explore fun ocean-related activities! We work to keep our CLORG both education and fun, making it accessible to all by covering costs of events, including but not limited to: parking and admittance fees, transportation costs, gear rental costs, etc.
Outdoor Wilderness Leaders (OWL) is staffed fully by students. We offer Scripps College students opportunities to explore the wilderness and meet women with similar interests. OWL’s mission is to provide a supportive environment where all women can have fun, challenge themselves, and take initiatives in a community of people who love the outdoors. It is commonly known that women are underrepresented as leaders in the outdoors, may this be due to the lack of encouragement, consequence of expected gender roles, or whatever. OWL strives to create a fun, educational, laid-back environment that encourages Scripps students to explore the great outdoors and take leadership roles. It is our mission to serve as a resource and support base for students at Scripps College. OWL strives to create an atmosphere of trust, safety and respect for all Scripps students regardless of class, color, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation or size. It also offers students non-competitive, fun opportunities to explore the outdoors.
Through the production and sale of challah bread, Scripps College Challah for Hunger donates hundreds of dollars each week to organizations advancing social justice in our local community and nationally. Students gain the opportunity to become involved in a fun and dedicated community, engage in advocacy and activism, address humanitarian issues, advance their skills in baking, marketing, and leadership, and practice Jewish traditions of Tzedakah (charity) and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world). Next year we hope to expand our mission to helping provide a supportive and cohesive Jewish community across the 5Cs for the student body.
Scripps College Mock Trial allows undergraduates to engage in trial simulations and competitions with teams from other institutions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills as well as knowledge of legal procedures.
The Society seeks to provide a forum for the discussion of economic, political, educational and professional issues and is dedicated to the development of the intellectual and personal skills of its members. We also strive to bring economic dialogue to the community, especially those who are not Economics majors.
Scripps Garden Club Facebook
The Garden Club is responsible for maintaining the beautiful, peaceful and delicious student run garden. We work with the students and Scripps Grounds to ensure that the Student Garden is a place where students can safely grow and consume a multitude of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. This wonderful, free resource is provided for us by Scripps Grounds Department and the dedicated Scripps students who worked hard to build and maintain it in the past. The Garden Club is an easy way to show our appreciation for their efforts while being rewarded with the amazing fruits of our labors. We also promote healthy eating, living, composting and sustainability awareness at Scripps and in our daily lives.
Scripps International Students Facebook
Scripps International Students (SIS) is dedicated to bond international students, students with international background and students interested in learning foreign culture. SIS aim to create a safe and equal, social and cultural environment to learn more about each other’s culture and experience through activities and discussions.
Scripps Live Arts Facebook
Scripps Live Arts strives to bring local musicians and artists to Scripps’ campus. We are committed to bringing female-fronted artists/musicians/bands that have a non-normative sound or image to the Claremont Colleges. We firmly believe in making our shows free and fully accessible to Scripps students as well as the greater Claremont community. In the past SLA has planned shows, co-sponsored music festivals on campus, run workshops about women in the music industry and created opportunities for student artists to perform at open mics.
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. The Scripps College Psi Chi chapter facilitates student enrollment in the international Psi Chi organization. We also function as the psychology club at Scripps, providing opportunities for students interested in psychology to explore this field through discussions, films, mentoring, and other activities. Through these activities, we strive to uphold Psi Chi’s commitment to the advancement of psychology as a science and a profession.
Scripps Student Art Collective Facebook
Our mission is to create an environment conducive to the artistic expression of Scripps students, regardless of their academic area of study. Through events and club meetings, we want to encourage creative expression and interaction of artists across the 5Cs as part of a welcoming artistic community.
Our group aims provide business-related resources and information to Scripps students, foster an on-campus community of future industry professionals, and connect students with alumni. We will achieve this by making sure students are aware of industry-specific opportunities, coordinating workshops on technical financial interviews, and providing on-campus networking opportunities, among other endeavors.
The Scripps Voice is Scripps College’s bimonthly student newspaper. It serves as a forum for news and opinions within the Claremont Colleges (5C) community. Any and all 5C students and faculty are encouraged to write for us, although managerial and editorial positions are reserved for Scripps students. Scripps College’s founder and namesake, Ellen Browning Scripps, was herself a journalist during the 1860s and 1870s. Ellen Browning Scripps wrote for The Detroit Tribune and The Detroit Evening News in college and after graduating, and her daily columns ranged from news snippets to suffragette appeals. The Scripps Voice hopes to continue the tradition of outspoken feminist journalism that our school’s namesake was notorious for, while adjusting our feminist lens for a newer, more intersectional era. Our hope and vision is that The Scripps Voice, in print and online, will serve the Scripps College community as a public forum for student expression, be it in written, video, image, or commenting form. Additionally, we want to be a news resource to the community that provides accurate and relevant reporting about important events and issues on campus. In allowing students to voice their opinions through whatever media desired, we hope a larger community can assemble that can learn and interact with the unique type of feminist discourse that can be found at a Women’s College in the 21st century.
The Student Investment Fund
The Student Investment Fund is a Scripps College organization composed of students interested in financial markets and investing. The primary purpose of this organization is to provide students an experience learning about the free enterprise system and the basic techniques of wise investing.
5C Clubs and Organizations
A complete listing of all 5C clubs and organizations is available on the Pomona College Smith Campus Center website.
Chiapas Support Committee
CSC strives to lend support through informational sessions, film screenings and human rights delegation to indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico, gaining experience in human rights work and bringing those experiences back to the 5Cs.
Chinese Student Association (CSA)
The purpose of the Chinese Student Association is to promote awareness of Chinese culture within the Claremont Colleges through cultural and social activities.
Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company
The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company is a 5-College organization, comprised entirely of full-time students. The company boasts a full-time, professional artistic director who keeps the quality and professionalism level high. The 60-member company specializes in formation dancing, and has won the U.S Collegiate National Formation Championship in Ohio.
Claremont College Cycling Team
A club and team of cyclists (both road and mountain) of a wide range of abilities. The “club” aspect of the CLORG is about finding people to ride with, sharing information about rides, equipment, etc., and going on group rides. The “team” aspect is racing – the group races intercollegiately all year, both mountain and road, with races nearly every weekend.
A 5-College, co-ed a cappella singing group that performs on a regular basis within the College community.
Claremont Students for Israel
To promote Israel: culture, and politics – focusing around Israel and the surrounding Middle East.
5-C Criminal Justice Network
Aims to raise consciousness about prison-related issues at the Claremont Colleges. We believe the Criminal Justice System is broken. How can we fix it? By uniting communities for change, our activities can be split into three main categories: awareness on campus, Get on the Bus, and Cultivating Dreams. We bring speakers to the Claremont Colleges to address related issues, write letters for advocacy, and host and discuss video screenings. CJN sponsors and coordinates a bus each year though Get on the Bus, taking children to visit their parents in prison for Mother’s Day. Cultivating Dreams organizes an organic garden inside the California Institution for Women. The fruits and vegetables grown in the garden are used in the prison’s kitchen, providing the women inside with healthy food as well as an education in gardening, nutrition, and environmentalism.
The Disability Illness Difference Alliance (DIDA)
DIDA is a student-led group for disabled students. DIDA is committed to creating safe spaces for discussions surrounding issues of disability and to promoting awareness of disability issues on campus.
A Jewish student group that organizes many community service projects and conducts services and celebrations for Jewish students.
A 5-College student organization that seeks to enrich the cultural and educational experiences of the Claremont Colleges, exposing the Claremont community to the Hawaiian subculture through events such as the International Festival, Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Week, an annual luau, study breaks and concerts. Hui Laule’a is open to all interested students of the Claremont Colleges.
International Club (I-Club) is a 5-College group for international students and students who want to learn more about foreign cultures. Its purpose is to advance international understanding, enrichment and cooperation, as well as to aid international students of the Claremont Colleges. I-Club sponsors a number of social and cultural activities at the college, including the International Festival in the spring.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
A 5-College group for Christian students. Its primary goal is to promote community and learn more about the life of Jesus. Members seek to grow in love for God and one another, and in serving others, through Bible studies, worship times and retreats. The group meets once a week to discuss campus life and community.
Korean American Students Association
To: 1) Bring together diverse groups among the Korean American community of the 5-C’s through social and philanthropic events; 2) Bring to light the issues involving the Korean community and provide opportunities to become involved in them; and 3) Bring enjoyment to members for the benefit of the social, political and cultural future of Korean Americans.
Claremont MEDLIFE (Medicine Education and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere)
A student-run organization whose mission is to help families achieve greater freedom from the constraints of poverty, empowering them to live healthier lives. MEDLIFE organizes medical brigades to rural areas in Ecuador and Peru. Members of MEDLIFE believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. MEDLIFE was originally founded and started by a Dartmouth medical student in 2005, and there are currently student chapters at over 20 colleges and universities around the country. Anyone interested in medicine, public health, travel, Spanish, or social justice is welcome!
Midnight Echo Co-ed A Cappella
A 5-College a cappella group that sings for 5-College community events and holds an a cappella festival in the spring.
Muslim Student Association
The purpose of this organization is to educate and inform the members of the Claremont Colleges about Islam and its practices while providing a support network for the Muslim students on campus. Our mission is to provide a support system for students of Muslim background and faith at the five colleges, by organizing events geared towards providing a sense of community for the Muslim students at the Claremont Colleges.
Pan African Student Association
Coordinates educational, cultural, and social programs on campus and in the community. Activities include conferences, speakers, social activities, and community outreach programs.
Peace and Justice Coalition
The Coalition works to promote peace and justice locally and globally through educational events on campus and support for peace and social justice work off campus. It supports peaceful alternatives to the upholding of international law. Its goals are: that civil liberties be upheld for all people, urge a consideration of underlying political and economic causes, including an examination of past U.S. actions and foreign policy, and to work to raise awareness of these issues at the Colleges, in the Claremont community, and especially at Scripps.
Republicans of the Claremont Colleges
A 5-College student organization that runs various programs to promote the Republican Party.
Women’s Rugby Football Club (CCWRFC)
A 5-College organization that promotes and sustains women’s rugby. Its objective is two-fold: to work hard at improving its record, and to work equally hard at having a good time. Post-watch socials are open to fans and supporters.
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
A women’s club that seeks to foster friendships between women at the Claremont Colleges by playing Ultimate Frisbee. All are welcome to join this club, which offers a mix of a social atmosphere and athleticism.