Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE)

Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment

Mission Statement

SCORE is more than an office or department; we seek to build a community of people dedicated to enhancing and supporting inclusion and equity at Scripps College and beyond through programming and advising within a social justice framework that seeks to address and tackle oppression.

SCORE has a strong collaborative relationship with Scripps International Students, Watu Weusi, Café con Leche, the Asian American Student Union, the Asian American Sponsor Program, the Disability, Illness, and Difference Alliance, Family, Blend, Kehilah, and Quest Scholars Network.

SCORE is an accountable space and centers marginalized identities. SCORE also has a kitchen, living room, and conference room for student use by reservation. You can find us on the north side of campus, next to the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) and across from Frankel/Routt Residence Halls.

Meet the Staff

Jenn Wells
Assistant Dean and Director of SCORE

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Maritza Arreola
Assistant Director, SCORE

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Support and Services

SCORE provides support and resources when

  • you would like to partner with SCORE to program an event focusing on the promotion of identity and social justice;
  • you want to plan an event that relates to SCORE’s mission and have questions about resources or need extra guidance;
  • you want to explore issues of identity personally or more broadly;
  • you want SCORE staff to lead training or a workshop on diversity and/or social justice for your club, organization, or department;
  • you need assistance facilitating a workshop or program related to identity, diversity, or social justice; or
  • you want to be connected with resources or services in the 5Cs or broader community.


SCORE leads the Scripps community in social justice education. SCORE programming is informed by “Hot Topics” on campus, national and international events, and community needs. SCORE programs also focus on providing community building opportunities as well as time and space for self-care.

Students are at the heart of the SCORE Office. SCORE student interns lead many of the office’s programming initiatives which are informed by their peers, conversations in classes, and the socio-political scene. SCORE empowers interns with the practical skills to help facilitate SCORE’s mission and prepare them to be leaders at Scripps as well as in their communities post-graduation.

Here are some of our core programs:

Beyond the Binary Month – We host this program series during the month of March. Beyond the Binary seeks to explore issues that are typically presented as a binary, thus ignoring the complexities of issues such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, feminism, and intersectionality. These events are put on by SCORE interns, clorgs and student leaders. For a full listing of programs, check out our Facebook Events as we approach March.

Ally Month – During the month of April, we host Ally Month as an opportunity to support ally development within the greater Scripps community. These workshops are typically facilitated by our Peer Educators and professional staff, and can address general allyship 101 or delve into specific topics of allyship.

Community Dinners – At the start of each month of the academic year, we invite the SCORE community to join us in the SCORE Living Room for delicious food and great conversation. We also begin the dinner with announcements of community updates and upcoming events from SCORE staff, interns, and clorg leaders, as well as other campus and community partners.

Student Funding Opportunities

SCORE offers funding for initiatives that promote social justice, inclusion and equity, particularly for student organizations seeking co-sponsorships for programming and events.  For more information, please contact Assistant Director, Maritza Arreola, at or complete our Online Form.


SCORE has a 7 passenger minivan for rental for students who have business related to SCORE’s mission and vision. This vehicle is a designated resource for Scripps students actively engaged in the SCORE community. Please complete the Online Form for reserving the SCORE Vehicle, which may be used for official SCORE business, SCORE clorg programs, or personal use as approved by SCORE. You will receive a response to the request within 48 hours after submitting this form. Should any questions or concerns arise please contact Maritza Arreola, Assistant Director of SCORE, at

Reserving the SCORE Living Room or Conference Room

Students, staff, and faculty are able to reserve the SCORE Living Room and Conference Room for meetings, programs, and study sessions.  Please note: priority is given to activities related to social justice, inclusion and equity and to the Scripps Community. Additionally, requests are granted based on availability. In order to submit a request to reserve either of these spaces, please complete the Online Form. You will received a response to a request within 48 hours after submitting this form. Should any questions arise, please contact Maritza Arreola, Assistant Director of SCORE, at

SCORE is Now Hiring!

SCORE has two positions with openings for 2019-2020: Peer Educator (1 opening) and Pomona Hope Intern (4 openings). Please review the job descriptions below for full details.
Peer Educator Description
Pomona Hope Intern Description

Complete the application(s) linked below.
Peer Educator Application
Pomona Hope Intern Application
Send the completed application(s) and your resume to Maritza Arreola, Assistant Director of SCORE, at by 12:00PM Monday September 16th to be considered.