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Pitzer College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1050 N Mills Ave
Claremont, California 91711
(909) 621-8000
School Information
"Founded in 1963, Pitzer College is a top-ranked liberal arts and sciences college. The College emphasizes environmental and interdisciplinary studies, the arts, humanities and social, behavioral and natural sciences. With approximately 1,000 students, Pitzer College is part of The Claremont Colleges – a unique consortium of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. The contiguous campuses share numerous programs and facilities. At Pitzer, students have access to all the resources of a major university while enjoying all the benefits of a liberal arts college experience and its personalized approach to education." The college enrolls over 1,000 students, offers over 40 undergraduate majors, and has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Pitzer College has launched its "Racial Justice Initiative" which provides funding for three sub-initiatives: "curricular transformation, co-curricular transformation, and structural transformation." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The Racial Justice Initiative announced "funding in support of co-curriculum programs that align with the RJI mission. Proposals for programs, trainings, and workshops on racial justice—for example, the Black diaspora, criminalization, racial bias, racialized violence, policing, police violence, abolition, and social movements, among others."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • "...we sent out a call for faculty to revise an existing course or develop a new one related to the themes of President Melvin Oliver’s Racial Justice Initiative (RJI). We are happy to announce that RJI funded 32 courses. A listing of these course is available at the RJI webpage."
Program and Research Funding
  • The college announced "funding in support of student art, music, performance, community engagement, organizing, and thesis research that align with the RJI mission. Students whose current/ongoing projects focus on racial justice–for example, the Black diaspora, criminalization, racial bias, anti-racism, racialized violence, policing, police violence, abolition, and social movements, among others–are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will receive stipends of $500 for fall 2020."
  • "Centers and programs within academic affairs are eligible for awards ranging from $500 to $3000 for projects related to the Racial Justice Initiative. Funding preference will be given to proposals that create strategic programming across the work of multiple centers or programs, including the Writing Center, Justice Education, CASA Pitzer, CEC, IGLAS, Galleries, Study Abroad, and the Robert Redford Conservancy."
  • The Racial Justice Initiative announced it would be funding $2000 per project with there being 5 Student Racial Justice Projects in spring 2022.
  • The college has also provided anti-racism resources and optional training materials to members of its community.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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