Critical Race Training in Education

Claremont McKenna College


Mailing Address
888 N Columbia Ave
Claremont, California 1711
(909) 621-8000
Email address
School Information
"Claremont McKenna College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, prepares students to make a difference. The College educates students for thoughtful and productive lives and roles of responsible leadership through its strong, real-world mission. Admission to the College is need-blind and emphasizes the demonstration of leadership accomplishments. The College attracts a student body that is broadly diverse and accomplished beyond the classroom. "Located on a scenic, tree-lined residential campus 30 miles east of Los Angeles, Claremont McKenna is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a seven-college consortium modeled after Oxford University. CMC students choose from more than 2,200 classes and participate in co-curricular activities with 7,000 other students at Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College, as well as the Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute. Students have the best of both worlds: the intimacy of a small residential college with small classes and a student-faculty ratio of nine to one, and the shared resources of a larger research university." (Source:
General Information
Claremont McKenna College has taken steps to change training for staff and students. This year, the college began to require anti-bias and intergroup dialogue training for incoming students and current staff. It is considering adding anti-racism programs for current students. See developments below:


  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Anti-Bias and Intergroup Dialogue Training for Incoming Students and current Staff. Adding Anti-Racism programs for students.

  • Resources

    The college library created an "Anti-racism & Black Lives Matter Resources" site.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Alumni Association issued a "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement," which says, "Through the Alumni Association’s programming, communications, and opportunities for the greater CMC community, we work to combat discrimination in all forms while reinforcing an anti-racist and inclusive culture to which all alumni belong."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Claremont Independent reports, "President of the Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College (ASCMC) announced that ASCMC and the Dean of Students Office (DOS) will host a black-only event at the CARE Center Thursday night." The Claremont Independent also reports that the ASCMC president's "announcement on Instagram stated that Thursday's event would be for 'Black students only!'"

  • Resources

    In an interview with Ithaka S&R, the Chief Civil Rights officer said that the school launched the "President’s Initiative on Anti-Racism and the Black Experience," with "steering committees with students, staff, faculty, and alumni."

  • Program and Research Funding

    The Chief Civil Rights officer highlighted the "Presidential Initiative on Anti-Racism Faculty Fellows program," where the college "selected 15 proposals from faculty members who’ve committed to building capacity within the college to work on anti-racism."

  • Resources

    The Center for Teaching and Learning hosted events on "Equity-Minded Advising" and "Black Feminist Pedagogies."

  • Resources

    The college has a "Faculty Steering Committee for the Presidential Initiative on Anti-Racism and the Black Experience in America."

Last updated January 8th, 2022