A variety of student and community resources are available from Claremont Graduate University and the The Claremont Colleges Services to enrich the academic community, to provide student support, and to ensure student success.
Jagels Building, 165 E. 10th Street
Office: (909) 607-9226
The Office of Alumni Relations is dedicated to nurturing lifelong relationships between Claremont Graduate University and its alumni and friends. The office engages alumni, students, faculty, and friends through exclusive programs and services that promote loyalty, advocacy, and participation in the education, research, and community service activities of the university. The office, in collaboration with the academic schools and programs of CGU, sponsors alumni activities on campus and in regional communities.
Black Student Affairs
139 E. 7th Street
Office: (909) 607-3669
Fax: (909) 621-8969
The Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA) is a cultural center and service unit within The Claremont Colleges Services. On behalf of The Claremont Colleges, OBSA is dedicated to providing support, resources and space for students of African descent to feel safe, valued, informed and connected. OBSA offers a range of programs, services and activities on behalf of enrolled 7C students of African descent, faculty, staff and allies. Our key service areas include identity-based workshops, skill building activities, mentoring, arts engagement activities, student organizational support, professional/career development workshops, the sharing of 7C resources and referrals, heritage-month programming and other monthly celebrations, and collaborative partnerships with 7C colleges, departments and organization.
Campus Safety Office
1501 E. 8th Street
Office: (909) 621-8170
Campus Safety personnel are on duty 24 hours a day year round to help provide safety and security for students, faculty, and staff. Campus Safety is staffed by individuals who are specifically trained and responsible for a full range of public safety services including: crime reports; apprehension and arrest of suspects; enforcement of all federal, state, and local laws, as well as college policies and regulations; responding to suspicious activity/persons, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, traffic accidents, and safety hazards; parking enforcement; escort services; and a host of related security services.
The department has an active crime prevention unit to help provide the community with comprehensive programs promoting the elimination and reduction of crime. However, it must be recognized that ultimately each individual is responsible for his/her own safety and security. In this regard, the following suggestions are highly recommended:
- Report all crimes and suspicious activity/persons immediately (ext. 72000). Prompt reporting may assist in apprehension and prevention of future crimes.
- Keep your residential/office door(s) locked and do not prop open exterior doors.
- Exercise good judgment when walking alone at night.
- Request escort service when traveling alone on campus at night (ext. 72000).
All students, faculty, and staff must register their cars and motorcycles with Campus Safety every academic year. Vehicle registration is available for new students at fall registration; students can register vehicles at Campus Safety any time (https://services.claremont.edu/campus-safety/parking-information/). Temporary parking permits are required for visitors and are available at no charge at Campus Safety any time.
Campus-wide lost and found is located in the Campus Safety Office.
Career Development Office
Director: Christine Kelly, Ph.D.
131 East Tenth Street
Office: (909) 627-2532
The Career Development Office focuses on personalized career planning for current students and alumni. Whether your path is decided or undecided, or you are in the midst of reinventing yourself, we can tailor our approach to fit your needs. Our comprehensive services consist of one-on-one appointments, a job search database, web/workshops, presentations, and events designed to educate and illuminate you about careers and the career development process. Through a collaboration with alumni relations, we offer you a unique opportunity to gain insight from dynamic professionals who are knowledgeable and active in their fields. By accessing specific information about career interests, you can make informed decisions about acquired and developing competencies for personal growth and an appropriate job fit.
Check our website for a wealth of information available to you whenever you want and wherever you are.
Click here to make an appointment today. We are available in person, by phone or online. Come early and often and let us help you map your future.
Center for Writing and Rhetoric
Interim Director: Marcus Weakley, Ph.D.
141 East 12th Street
Office: (909) 607-0012
The Center for Writing and Rhetoric (CWR) offers six ways for students to develop their academic writing skills: peer-to-peer consultation, webinars, embedded writing instruction, writing boot camps, writing courses and the International Scholars Program.
- In-person and online consulting services are available to students free of charge once a week throughout the semester. Individual consulting sessions focus on teaching essential rhetorical skills in the context of particular disciplinary discourses. CWR Writing Consultants work with CGU students at every phase of their degree programs on a wide range of writing and presentation projects, including language development, research papers, proposals, qualifying exams, cover letters, articles, interviews, oral presentations, posters, and dissertations. Writing Consultants are trained CGU students with excellent writing skills and teaching or tutoring experience.
- Online webinars (and sometimes campus-wide workshops) address writing-related topics of interest to students in all disciplines, and focus on practical skills development.
- The Writing Fellows program embeds Writing Consultants in individual classes (at the instructor’s request) to provide tailored writing instruction relevant to the course material. The Writing Fellow serves a first point of contact for students to work with someone familiar with the course material and assignments.
- Weekend “boot camps,” hosted once a month, give students working on their dissertations or Master’s theses a venue for quiet, focused writing time with a group of like-minded writers who share strategies for staying motivated, managing time, and writing efficiently.
- Courses in writing and rhetoric provide classroom-based instruction in common graduate-level writing tasks, including research-based academic argumentation, writing literature reviews, public speaking, and Language for Reading Purposes. All CWR courses are offered as 0-credit, S/U.
- The CWR is also home to the International Scholars Program.
McAlister Center for Religious Activities
919 N. Columbia Avenue
Office: (909) 621-8685
The Claremont Colleges are served by the Interfaith Chaplains, who represent, coordinate and direct the programs of the McAlister Center for Religious Activities. Chaplains serve as confidential emotional healers, spiritual counselors, and provide ethical leadership to religious and non-religious students. A Protestant chaplain, Catholic priest, Imam (Muslim Chaplain) and Rabbi serve the five undergraduate colleges and the two graduate schools full-time. The McAlister Center sponsors a full schedule of worship services and a wide range of events and programs under the sponsorship of the Buddhist, Catholic, Christian Science, Hindu, Interdenominational Christian, Jewish, Latter Day Saints, Muslim and Zen Meditation groups, as well as other on-campus religious and spiritual groups. The chaplains maintain liaison with religious institutions and social service agencies in the surrounding communities, and have a Community Service Coordinator that link students to university-wide volunteer activities and local community service organizations.
Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center
757 College Way
Office: (909) 621-8044
The Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center (CLSA) is committed to the retention and graduation of Chicano/Latino students at The Claremont Colleges. Programs are provided throughout the year that allow students the opportunity to enrich their cultural identity, social development, and their leadership role in the college community. CLSA encourages and supports social responsibility and community-building. Chicano/Latino Student Affairs offers services and activities that celebrate the history, heritage, and culture of Chicanos and Latinos in the United States, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS)
757 College Way
Office: (909) 621-8202
All registered students attending The Claremont Colleges are eligible to be seen at Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS). MCAPS has a staff of psychologists, consulting psychiatrists, and graduate psychology interns who provide therapeutic and educational services, including individual, couples, and group therapy. Workshops and groups on a variety of topics also are available. Referrals to other counseling resources are often made for more extensive or ongoing help.
The Claremont Colleges
101 South Mills Avenue
Office: (909) 621-8000
CGU is a member of The Claremont Colleges which consists of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. The undergraduate schools include Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps Colleges. The Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) is the other graduate institution beside CGU. Visit http://www.claremont.edu/ for information about the participating Claremont Colleges, services, programs, events, and venues.
Dean of Students & Campus Life
Dean of Students and Campus Life
Office: (909) 621-8965
The Dean of Students and Campus Life (Dean of Students) is the primary advocate for student success at CGU, ensuring students receive the support, information, and resources to effectively meet their academic endeavors and achieve their degree goals. The Dean of Students espouses a commitment to service as the core of the mission of the organization. Defining service as both helpful assistance and a contribution to the welfare of others, the functions of the Dean of Students extends beyond administrative compliance with University policies, to encompass the human and personal concerns of students. The Dean of Students welcomes the opportunity to address student need in the areas of mental/physical health and wellness, diversity and inclusivity, and safety. Whatever the challenge a student may face, the Dean of Students is always available to assist.
Administrative offices reporting to the Dean of Students include Student Life, Diversity, and Leadership, International Student Scholars and Services, Disability Services, and Housing Services. These units encompass an array of functions including, but not limited to, student government, minority mentoring, student activities and programs, student visas, student accommodations, and the CGU Apartments. All of these services contribute to a comprehensive effort for advancing the goal of student success by complementing the academic experience.
Dean of Students Office
Office: (909) 607-9448
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) serves as an advocate for student success by encouraging interactions between students, faculty, and staff that promote a campus climate of academic, personal, and professional development.
The office’s mission is to support the university’s commitment to equity and diversity by providing support services and academic accommodations to students with disabilities.
The ODS collaborates consortium-wide to promote awareness and strives to create an accessible community that empowers students and faculty with the tools to achieve their educational goals.
In accordance with guidelines proposed under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Claremont Graduate University is committed to providing equal access to courses with reasonable accommodations for those with documented disabilities.
1030 Dartmouth Avenue
Office: (909) 607-2689
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 violence, dating/domestic violence, or stalking.
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.
Kristal Gama, Director
Financial Aid, Harper East
Office: (909) 621-8337
See the Financial Aid section of the Bulletin for additional information.
Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) provides a formal link among the students, faculty, and administration and is composed of members from each department of the University, an executive board (President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary, advisor, and Dean of Students). The GSC controls a budget determined by the University and allocates funds to projects of value and interest to students, including travel and research grants. All council meetings are public. The council earnestly seeks to represent the opinions of the students and to ensure the quality of student life and experience at Claremont Graduate University.
CGU’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) through UnitedHealthCare is required for all domestic and undocumented students enrolled in six or more units. Students with comparable coverage can waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan. Students enrolled in less than six units but interested in enrolling in the domestic plan should contact email@example.com. See the University Policies section of the Bulletin for more information.
Health insurance for international students is required. For more information, see the International Student and Scholar Services section of the Bulletin.
Robert E. Tranquada Student Service Center
757 College Way
Office: (909) 621-8222
Fax: (909) 621-8472
All registered students attending The Claremont Colleges are eligible to be seen at Student Health Services. Quality, integrity, accountability, respect, and courtesy are priorities in all services and relationships at the Student Health Services. As health care becomes more complex, patient care requires a team effort. We encourage students to take an active role in their own health and to follow up for additional care and testing as recommended. The staff of the Student Health Service consists of physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses who make every effort to provide excellent medical attention in a caring and efficient manner.
Claremont Graduate University students can choose among a number of housing options.
Claremont Collegiate Apartments offers one-bedroom and studio apartment options for CGU students. The complex, located at 1415 N. College Avenue, north of the Claremont School of Theology campus, also houses undergraduates of The Claremont Colleges and other universities in the area. The complex features a fitness center, a community club room, and renovated patio areas and outside spaces to promote more social interaction and a communal college atmosphere.
The Oasis Residential Commons will open in August 2019. The 419-unit apartment complex, located in the Claremont Village, will be for graduate students only and include classroom and group meeting spaces, a gym, swimming pool, study rooms, lounges, and much more. Oasis will serve the housing needs of students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges.
The Real Estate and Housing Office of The Claremont Colleges offers information about on- and off-campus housing, including assistance with housing referrals.
Huntley Bookstore of The Claremont Colleges
Corner of Eighth Street and Dartmouth Avenue
The Bookstore was established in 1969 with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Huntley. In addition to selling textbooks and other course material required for classes, the bookstore has an extensive selection of general reading titles in stock as well as a wide variety of student and office supplies, gifts, sundries, and snack foods. The computer store offers academic pricing for computers and software, and stocks peripheral needs at competitive prices. Online ordering for textbooks, computers, and general merchandise is available on the website.
Connection (ID Cards/Claremont Cash)
South Lounge of Honnold-Mudd Library
800 Dartmouth Avenue
Office: (909) 607-2273
All students are required to have a CGU student ID Card. The Claremont Card Center provides ID card services for The Claremont Colleges. There is no charge for your initial ID Card.
The Card Center also manages the Claremont Cash program. Claremont Cash can be used to purchase both food and nonfood items throughout The Claremont Colleges, as well as at local merchants in and around Claremont. All students, faculty, and staff of The Claremont Colleges have a Claremont Cash account established as soon as your I.D. card is created.
Academic Computing Building, room 303
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (available 24/7/365)
Telephone: (909) 621-8174
The mission of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is to support Claremont Graduate University by providing leadership and guidance in the implementation and maintenance of information technologies through exceptional customer service in fulfillment of the CGU mission.
- In support of this mission, OIT will:
- Provide comprehensive services to advance administrative applications
- Support end user information technology activities
- Manage instructional labs, electronic classrooms, processes, and procedures
- Ensure a secure, stable and reliable network environment
- Integrate evolving Internet and intranet technologies
390 E. Ninth Street
Office: (909) 621-8344
International Place is the international student office of The Claremont Colleges, serving all seven of The Colleges as a center for cultural exchange and international educational programming, as well as a resource center for international students and scholars.
International Student and Scholar Services
See the International Student and Scholar Services section of the Bulletin for additional information.
The Claremont Colleges Libraries
800 Dartmouth Avenue
The Claremont Colleges Libraries partners with faculty, students, and staff to provide a vital physical and digital center for research, teaching, learning, and other forms of intellectual engagement at The Claremont Colleges. To fulfill our purpose we:
- Collaborate with the colleges to advance their educational missions
- Understand and meet the information needs of faculty, students, and staff
- Provide our users with seamless and enduring access to the world of knowledge
- Foster new research at the colleges and make it freely available and easily discoverable to the global community through open access
- Empower our users to navigate the complexities of the scholarly information landscape to maximize their success
- Sponsor creative and exciting publications, exhibitions, programs, and events that are designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity, captivate audiences, and lead to new scholarly collaborations
- Support our innovative librarians and staff to improve advocacy for user needs by continually developing their knowledge, skills, and expertise
Honnold/Mudd Library, located at 800 Dartmouth Avenue, across the street from Huntley Bookstore, holds collections in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Library Café and Connection, which houses the Copy Center and the Claremont Card Center, are found in Honnold/Mudd Library. The CUC Records Center houses most of the paper journals and a small percentage of books from the library collections. Claremont Colleges faculty, students, and staff may request materials for delivery in print or electronic format.
Mail and Duplicating Services
160 E. 10th St, Harper lower level room 6
Office: (909) 621-8320
Mail and Duplicating Services office offers many mail and shipping services at discount rates. This office also provides a variety of duplicating and associated services.
McAlister Center, Lower Level
919 N. Columbia Ave
Office: (909) 607-0908
The University Ombudsperson offers a range of dispute resolution assistance for CGU students. Visitors are welcome to discuss academic and research issues, employment concerns, policies, unfair treatment, and any other matters related to the activities of the university. Services provided by the University Ombudsperson include the following.
- Identify and explain relevant policies and procedures
- Develop resolution options
- Facilitate communications
- Mediate a dispute or misunderstanding
For those students with concerns who do not know where to begin, the Ombudsperson is a good place to start.
In all cases, the response of the Ombudsperson is tailored to the dynamics of the situation and the informed consent of the visitor. Four ethical tenants guide the work of the Ombudsperson.
Confidentiality. The Ombudsperson does not keep records for the University, and will not disclose the names or concerns of its visitors without permission. (The only exception is if there is an imminent risk of physical harm.) The Ombudsperson Office thus is not an Office of Notice for the University.
Neutrality. The Ombudsperson is respectfully impartial with all parties to a conflict. The Ombudsperson does not take sides in any dispute, but rather advocates for fair process and equitable results.
Informality. The Ombudsperson listens, offers information about University policies, procedures, and resources, and presents a range of options for resolving problems. With permission, the Ombudsperson will facilitate communication or mediate a dispute. The Ombudsperson does not arbitrate, adjudicate, or participate in formal procedures.
Independence. To ensure objectivity, the Ombudsperson is not aligned with any administrative unit and reports directly to the President for administrative and budgetary purposes.
The Ombudsperson Office is located on the ground floor of the McAlister Center—off the CGU campus—to assure visitors’ confidentiality. Please call or e-mail to arrange for an appointment.
Preparing Future Faculty
Director: Shamini Dias, Ph.D.
135 East 12th Street
Office: (909) 607-6225
The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program offers professional development in all aspects of teaching in formal and informal settings, as well as in academic and non-academic contexts to CGU and Claremont Consortium students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
The PFF program offers teaching and leadership preparation for students seeking careers in academic and non-academic settings. Through the program, you become a reflective leader who understands the mission of higher education and the role you can play in it while developing pedagogical knowledge and skills to be an inclusive educator who can optimize how and why people engage in work and learning. Principles from PFF training can be applied outside of academia and traditional teaching contexts to leadership work that engages minds and leads learning and change in the 21st century.
PFF Services and Resources
- Pedagogy Workshops. Our workshops are open and free to the public. Please see the semester’s list of workshop offerings and RSVP on the PFF webpage.
- Teaching Consultation. Work with the PFF team to understand different aspects of teaching and learning, as well as get help with designing lessons and facilitation processes.
- Teaching Demonstrations. Design and practice short teaching demonstrations to get feedback as part of your career development preparation for campus visits.
- Teaching Document Feedback. Brainstorm, plan, and get oral and written feedback in developing documents such as teaching or leadership philosophy statements, diversity statements, syllabus and course design, lesson and workshop plans, student learning outcomes, assessments and rubrics etc.
- Teaching Resources. Work with the PFF team to access, develop, or tailor inclusive, active learning resources you need for teaching and facilitation.
- PFF Certificate in College Teaching. All enrolled students can earn a Certificate in College Teaching that is added to your academic transcript. To earn the PFF Certificate, you complete 2 modules of work, a Workshop series module and a Practicum and Portfolio module. For more details please see the Preparing Future Faculty College Teaching, Certificate section of the Bulletin.
How to Engage with the PFF Team
- In-person or small group appointments - on campus or online.
- Submit teaching documents for email review.
Please visit the PFF website to access our on-line appointment and email review scheduler.
Queer Resource Center
395 East Sixth Street
Office: (909) 607-1817
The Queer Resource Center is a 7 College resource center serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, pansexual and allied communities at the Claremont Colleges.
Director of Enrollment and Records Management (Registrar): Lindsay Stadler
Telephone: (909) 621-8285
Address: Harper Hall East, 160 E. 10th St., Claremont, CA 91711
The Registrar’s Office is committed to maintaining the accuracy, integrity, and privacy of CGU student records; to ensuring compliance with CGU policy and higher education regulations; and to facilitating administrative processes for students, faculty, and CGU’s academic programs.
Student Accounts, Harper Hall East
Office: (909) 607-2613
See the Student Accounts section of the Bulletin for additional information.
Student Life, Diversity, and Leadership
Office of Student Life, Diversity and Leadership
738 N. College Avenue
Office: (909) 607-0434
The Office of Student Life, Diversity, and Leadership (SLDL) works to engage students, faculty, and staff in ways that promote and develop an includsive and diverse environment. Beyond raising awareness of issues, SLDL helps the CGU community attain our shared values by advocating for social justice and working to institutionalize policies of equity and inclusion into the fabric of the university.