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Pomona College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
333 N College Way
Claremont, California 91711
Phone
(909) 621-8000
Email address
admissions@pomona.edu
School Information
"Established in 1887, Pomona College is a private liberal arts college in Claremont, Calif., about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. We offer a comprehensive curriculum, with 48 majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. "One of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, Pomona is a close-knit and diverse community of accomplished scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs and artists who are passionate about making a difference in the world. There are approximately 1,670 students who come from 59 nations and all 50 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. "With a student-faculty ratio of 8 to 1, our students work closely with their professors in the classroom, in the lab and in the field. And our location—within an hour of Los Angeles and the mountains, desert and beaches—provides countless opportunities for field study, research and internships." (Source: https://www.pomona.edu/about)
General Information
Pomona College has encouraged students to remove leaders of student organizations for "inappropriate speech". What constitutes "inappropriate speech" is not clear. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Resources
  • The college has encouraged students to remove leaders of student organizations for "inappropriate speech".
  • The Claremont Colleges Library System wishes to "educate the community on issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and protests" by providing "Anti-racism & Black Lives Matter Resources." Topics of discussion include "anti-racism, systemic racism, systemic oppression, police brutality, [and] mass incarceration."
Symbolic Actions
  • The Biology Department released a "Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Anti-racism" in June 2020.
  • The Music Department announced its support for anti-racism.
  • The Chemistry Department commits itself "to being a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist department."
  • In 2020, Pomona co-founded "Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance." "Eight representatives of each LACRELA college will participate in monthly virtual programming created by the USC Race and Equity Center starting January 2021." The majority of these colleges will be committing $18,000 annually to the organization for the first three years after its creation.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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