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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), Uncommon Good and Pitzer College’s Community Engagement Center. 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 2013–14 Officers are Nicholas RomoEmmanuel Camarillo and Mauricio Molina.

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 panethnic 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 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.

Pomona/Pitzer: Jackie Flores—

Kayla Rodriguez—

Claremont McKenna/Harvey Mudd/Scripps: Juliana Canas Baena—


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. The co-presidents are Maria de los Angeles Contreras and April Carlson.

Latino Student Union

Latino Student Union: the purpose of this Pitzer College student-run organization is to provide a forum of current political, cultural and social awareness, as well as involvement and support in the Latina/o community and the surrounding Claremont college community. For additional information, please contact Alba Cobian or Paloma Aleman.

Mariachi Serrano de Claremont

Mariachi Serrano de Claremont: this student directed ensemble formed in the fall of 2005 when Maciel Hernandez (CMC ’08) realized her goal of establishing a mariachi band at The Claremont Colleges. It was a rough start with many hurdles and challenges but with the support from CLSA, Vince and Tina López, ASPC, ASCMC, our instructors and all of our fans, we have been able to develop and grow as a group and to bring the joy of mariachi music to many, both on- and off-campus.

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

The Claremont College SACNAS Chapter (Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) is a society of Claremont college scientists dedicated to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in the sciences. We are a national nonprofit organization of individuals and organizations interested in quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research, teaching, leadership and policy. Our mission is to foster the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists — from college students to professionals — to attain advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership in science. We seek to increase the number of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science research, leadership and teaching careers at all levels, as well as increase governmental commitment to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science resulting in increased resources, elimination of barriers and greater equity. Current co-presidents are: Aleina Wachtel and Vicente Robles.