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CLSA students

Student Organizations

Dedicated to providing programs and services that enhance the academic success and personal development of Chicano/Latino students at The Claremont Colleges.

Café con Leche 

Café con Leche seeks to provide a forum for the discussion of social, political and economic issues that affect women, particularly those of Latina descent. We intend to raise awareness of diversity and its implications in our immediate community and surrounding areas. We dedicate ourselves to social justice by developing a critical lens through which we can analyze ourselves and the world. We welcome all members of the Scripps community regardless of racial and cultural heritage to join us in this pursuit.

CafeconLeche Scripps

The Claremont Caballeros (ΣΘΧ)

The Claremont Caballeros (ΣΘΧ) work to create an environment that is inclusive and accepting. ΣΘΧ is a socially, intellectually and politically progressive alliance of students who provide support for other students of color and their allies at The Claremont Colleges, through organizations such as Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) and Uncommon Good. ΣΘΧ strives to provide a safe space that builds coalitions that affirm and educate about the multi-dimensional, intersectional identities of students of color. This includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, nation of origin, citizenship, religious affiliation, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, ability, and socio-economic status. The 2018–19 Officers are Alex B. Delgado, Juan “Johnny” Villaseñor and Jaime Gonzalez-Hernandez.

For outreach, please contact:

Empowered Latin@s in Action 

Empowered Latin@s in Action (ELA) is an inclusive, student-driven, Pomona-based 5C organization. We strive to equalize opportunities for all Latin@s, as well as other underrepresented groups. As Latin@s, we are united under our pan-ethnic identity but recognize our differences in race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, sexual orientation, citizenship, language, ability, etc. We work to bring cultural, social and political awareness and change to the Claremont Colleges and the surrounding communities.

IDEAS (Pomona)

IDEAS at The Claremont Colleges aims to foster a vibrant community for immigrants and help bring increased awareness of immigrant struggles to The Claremont Colleges community. It is the purpose of IDEAS to organize, promote, encourage and further the education of immigrant students by providing social networks, and academic and financial resources to students. IDEAS plans to carry out, foster and advocate for an accessible environment in university education for all immigrants.

La Fe

La Fe stands for “the faith” and is a shortened version for the Latino Fellowship, which is a ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship focused on reaching and providing a community of faith to Latino students at The Claremont Colleges. We are a non-denominational group of students as we represent students from Catholic to Pentecostal backgrounds and simply love God and want to maintain our faith throughout our college experience. We meet weekly to have bible study, where we read scripture, pray, worship, eat and commune as a familia. There are two La Fe Chapters — one for Pomona-Pitzer and one for CMC-HMC-SC.

Additional information at La Fe Latino Fellowship web site

Las Claremont Señoritas

Las Claremont Señoritas is a 5C organization that seeks to establish a lasting social network among the female Latino community through a sisterhood that can bring social, emotional and cultural support. Our sisterhood supports and unites Latino women of all backgrounds and interests by holding weekly social gatherings in a safe and comfortable space where Latinas can express themselves while growing and developing character. We believe that by upholding ourselves to a code of morals and standards, we too can grow to be confident contributing members of society.

Latinx Graduate Student Union (CGU)

The Latin(x) Graduate Student Union also known as LGSU was reestablished in the Fall of 2018 by a group of students from Claremont Graduate University. The LGSU welcomes graduate students from both graduate universities and all disciplines. The mission of the Latin(x) Graduate Student Union is to support, uplift, and promote the empowerment of graduate students of color at CGU, KGI, and the surrounding 5 colleges.

To contact us please email:

Latino Student Union (Pitzer)

The purpose of Pitzer’s Latinx Student Union is to establish a bridge of communication between its members and the larger Pitzer community and to empower and promote Latinx cultural awareness through educational and cultural events, as well as grassroots activism. This student-run organization shall provide a forum of current political, cultural, and social awareness, as well as involvement and support in the Latinx community and the surrounding Claremont College community. For additional information contact: Alec Crosswell and Victoria “Tori” Ramirez

¡Mi Gente! (CMC)

¡Mi Gente! hopes to create a welcoming and inclusive community that will support all students who identify as Latinx at CMC in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to improve their lives and their communities. Mi Gente is open to all interested students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status. We have events ranging from social, academic, and professional. Our big goal is to be a support network for Latinx students and allies at CMC. 

The Claremont College SACNAS Chapter (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science is dedicated to advancing minorities and their supporters in science. We are a group of individuals interested in quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research, teaching, leadership, and policy. SACNAS Claremont Colleges seeks to help increase and retain the number of minority students seeking degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It also pursues to increase the awareness of minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the Claremont Colleges through different activities and events.

SPLS (The Society of Professional Latinxs in STEM)

The Society of Professional Latinxs in STEM (SPLS) is the Latinx affinity group based at Harvey Mudd College. The club strives to promote the inclusion, acceptance, and celebration of all Hispanic/Latinx cultures on campus. The club is driven by four pillars, COPA, which stand for Community, Outreach, Professionalism, and the AMIGO mentor program. SPLS strives to encourage students in the community to pursue higher education in STEM while supporting members in achieving their professional goals and connecting with their multi-faceted Latinx identities. SPLS also hopes to collaborate with groups from other marginalized communities in order to promote thinking about intersectionality.

Contact Information:

Presidents- Michael Hamlett (; Duncan Rocha (; Guadalupe Quirarte (