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Student Life, Diversity, & Leadership
738 N. College Ave.
Open M-F  8:30-5:00pm

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Diversity programming
  • Safe spaces for dialogue and learning
  • Mentorship (MMP)

International Student Services

  • International advising (F and J Visas)
  • Social and educational programming

Health Insurance

  • Domestic and international plans

Student Organizations

  • Maintaining student club records
  • Providing funding for registered student clubs and organizations

Graduate Student Council

  • Leadership training
  • Advising Executive Board

CGU Student Organizations CGU Student Organizations


 The Office of Student Life and Diversity acts on behalf of Claremont Graduate University to advise, manage, and serve as a resource for student organizations. At CGU there is a wide variety of organizations that may meet your academic or social preferences, we strongly recommend that you consider participating in one of our existing student organizations or even create your own! Joining a student organization means joining a community, and having peers who often times become your support group. Through these organizations you also have the opportunity to strengthen and develop your leadership skills by planning, developing, and implementing events on campus or by collaborating with other organizations or campus constituents.

Whether the organization you choose to participate in is discipline related or identity/affinity related; together they encompass a variety of areas to explore.

CGU Graduate Student Council:

Graduate Student Council (GSC)

School and Department Student Associations:

Student Council of Arts & Humanities (SCAH)

Drucker School Student Association (DSSA)

School of Community & Global Health Student Association (SCGH - SA)

School of Educational Studies Student Association (SESSA)

School of Religion Student Council (RSC)

Graduate Student History Association (GSHA)

The Claremont Early Mod Squad (EMS)

Claremont Mormon Studies Student Association (CMSSA)

Society for Philosophy and Religion at Claremont (SPARC)

Student Clubs

Association of Women's Studies in Religion – Dedicated to furthering research, academic resources, intellectual conversation, and professional opportunities for scholars in CGU's Women's Studies in Religion program. Contact jungja.yu@cgu.edu.

CGU Advocates for Survivors of Sexual Violence – Dedicated to providing exemplary support and services for graduate students at The Claremont Colleges who are survivors of sexual violence. Contact advocates@cgu.edu or visit our website.

CGU Graduate Math Seminar – Promotes community amongst students with interests in the Mathematical Sciences. Contact anna.ma@cgu.edu.

Circle of the Flame – Creates a safe place to encourage community and scholarly support to reduce isolation and increase our network. Contact gloria.page@cgu.edu.

Crag Crushers Climbing Club – Provides a means for graduate students to explore the sport of rock climbing, all the while becoming stronger both mentally and physically. Contact angelica.bowers@cgu.edu.

GIS Club – Provides resources for CGU students from all disciplines to learn about the uses of GIS for both research and practice and to explore career opportunities. Contact claudia.caceres@cgu.edu.

Junk Flow Club – Networking through the celebration of all absorbing experiences that do not build skills. Contact adriana.ariza@cgu.edu.

National Society of Leadership and Success - NSLS is one of the largest leadership honor societies in the country designed to build leaders who make a better world. Contact tiffani.smith@cgu.edu.

PhD (Pure Human Debauchery) CGU's only improv group provides a creative outlet for graduate students and quality performances for fellow students in need of a laugh. Contact susan.mangan@cgu.edu.

Ping Pong Club – Provides a platform to facilitate students' physical exercise and communication beyond academia and to help students make friends and embrace different cultures at CGU. Contact zhijun.gao@cgu.edu.

Soka Gakkai International: USA Buddhists Club – Aims to cultivate a network of friendship, peace, and nonviolence based on the teachings of Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism as practiced in the Soka Gakkai International-USA. Contact tresn1020@hotmail.com.

WGS Student Parent Group – Dedicated to supporting and enhancing the academic, personal, and professional development of student parents at Claremont Graduate University. Contact marquisha.spencer@cgu.edu.

Diversity Organizations

The Claremont University Consortium offers a range of support services to foster diversity at The Claremont Colleges and help students from underrepresented populations thrive academically, socially, and culturally, ensuring a rich, diverse experience for all students. In addition, CGU's Graduate School Council supports the creation of student associations that recognize students on the basis of gender identity, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. Please contact Dean of Students and Campus Life for more information.

Queer Graduate Union – Advocacy group that provides a safe space and increases visibility and awareness of the interests impacting the LGBTQQIAA community at CGU and Keck Graduate Institute. Contact apporva.rajan@cgu.edu or megan.mansfield@cgu.edu.

Saudi Student Group – Established to help current and future Saudi students at CGU by carrying out educational, social, cultural, and religious activities. Contact yazeed.alsuhaibany@cgu.edu.

Sister Citizen – Dedicated to providing a safe space to support and empower graduate women of African descent at CGU. Contact tiffani.smith@cgu.edu

South Asian Student Association – Aims to bring the arts, food, and culture of the Indian subcontinent to CGU through events such as musical and dance performances. Contact jayant.rao@cgu.edu.


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