EmPOWER Center

Case Mangement

Mission Statement

The EmPOWER Center aims to create a culture where all members of The Claremont Colleges respect and look out for each other, and where students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking receive holistic support and care.

As the violence prevention and advocacy center of The Claremont Colleges, the center works collaboratively to support 7C-wide educational programs and provide holistic, confidential support to all students impacted in any way by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment.

Meet the Staff

Rima Shah
Director of EmPOWER Center

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Lauren Lockwood
OVW Grant Project Coordinator of EmPOWER Center

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Support and Services

The EmPOWER Center welcomes all gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, ethnic and racial identities, religious affiliations, cultural identities, and immigration statuses. We are an open and affirming space for all.

Learn more about the support and services provided by the EmPOWER Center.

  • Counseling, advocacy, and drop-in hours
  • Support groups for survivors of sexual assault
  • Art for Healing sessions
  • Masculinity Mondays sessions
  • Other/off-site support groups


The EmPOWER Center works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to build awareness and sensitivity and provide educational programs to the 7C community concerning healthy relationships, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, stalking, bystander intervention, and healthy masculinity.

Learn more about the educational and outreach initiatives the EmPOWER Center offers.

  • Teal Dot
  • Healthy Masculinity Initiative
  • New Student Orientation
  • Staff and student leader training
  • Consortium-wide workshops for students, faculty, and staff
  • Consortium-wide events
  • Collaborations with advocates for survivors of sexual assault
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) programming
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Halloween collection drive
  • Title IX coordinators working group