Committed to promoting the physical health and wellness of all students at The Claremont College.
Introduction to Student Services
The Student Services of The Claremont Colleges Shared Services (TCCS) are a services designed to provide support for students enrolled at the seven colleges of The Claremont Colleges (TCC). The colleges are Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College and Keck Graduate Institute.
The Student Services are centrally located among the contiguous campuses. We offer campus specific as well as consortial-wide programs, support and services to augment and enhance the students’ academic and psycho-social needs.
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) is the central office for the TCCS and seeks opportunities to develop collaborative programming that contribute to better experiences for students.
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is committed to supporting the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of students at the Claremont Colleges. SHACS provides quality medical and psychological services, and creates a supportive environment, offering wellness programming, and educating students on healthy lifestyle skills. Student Health Services, Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services and Health Education Outreach each practice within a health and wellness model, an approach to health that focuses on balancing the social, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of a student's life.
Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services (MCAPS) is the mental health resource for all seven of The Claremont Colleges. Our professional staff serves all enrolled students. There are no fees for counseling services and all services are confidential. Brief counseling is offered for individuals, couples and groups to help address concerns many college students face, from depression to dating, procrastination to panic attacks. Workshops and presentations on a variety of topics are offered throughout the year.
The Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) is the centralized resource center for support for students with disabilities across The Claremont Colleges campus communities. The SDRC works closely with the Disability Coordinators at the 7 campuses to ensure that students receive academic support services to empower them to achieve their academic goals while ensuring equitable treatment and access to all programs and activities at The Claremont Colleges.
Health Education Outreach (HEO) provides practical ways of developing healthy habits that can have a positive impact on physical and mental health. Services include a health and wellness lending library, weekly HIV testing, birth control education, health and wellness programming and events.
Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) provides support programs and services that enhance the academic success and personal development of Chicano/Latino students at The Claremont Colleges. CLSA offers academic support, personal guidance, cultural development and leadership opportunities designed to promote social awareness. The program establishes a strong foundation that enriches cultural identity and develops a sense of familia within the college consortium.
The Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA) supports and enhances the entire wellbeing of undergraduate and graduate students of African descent earning degrees at The Claremont Colleges. The office collaborates with faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni to ensure a comprehensive consideration and creation of services that compliment students’ education with culturally significant scholarship, programming, and events. Since OBSA honors the communities’ collective and individual diversity, the office explores a breadth of black life and culture in a wide range of opportunities. In addition to providing academic services and career advising, OBSA offers individual and small group consulting and mentorship that advances the academic, professional, and personal excellence of each student.
The Interfaith Office of the Chaplains guides and nurtures students in the explorations, observances, and questions of religious and spiritual life. The Chaplains assist students in making contact with members of their own community of belief, provide opportunities for study and exploration of diverse faith traditions, coordinate and oversee a wide variety of worship services, activities, programs, interfaith events and pastoral counseling. Among the faiths participating at McAlister are the Buddhist, Catholic, Christian Science, Hindu, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Muslim, Pagan, Protestant, Unitarian, Zen, and other communities. Social justice and service learning programs are organized by the Chaplains’ Community Service and Activities Coordinator.
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Additional Centers and Resources
The EmPOWER Center’s mission is to create a culture where all members of The Claremont Colleges respect and look out for each other, and where students impacted by sexual violence, dating/ domestic violence, and stalking receive holistic support and care. The Center provides free, confidential support to 7C students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The Center works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to build awareness and sensitivity and provide educational programs to the 7Cs community around healthy relationships, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The EmPOWER Center welcomes all gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, ethnic and racial identities, religious affiliations, cultural identities, and immigration statuses. Students interested in receiving counseling may call (909) 623-1619 during normal business hours to set up an appointment.
I-Place provides services for international students and scholars at The Claremont Colleges, facilitating their successful adjustment to the academic and social environment, and providing accurate and relevant information and advice throughout their course of study. I-Place also provides professional services and information for administrators and faculty concerning federal regulations governing international students and national principles of ethics and standards in international education. Through a variety of events and activities, I-Place helps create an atmosphere of world community at The Claremont Colleges and surrounding communities in which students and scholars from abroad are valued members.
The Queer Resource Center (QRC) is a 7 College resource center serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, pansexual and allied community at The Claremont Colleges. The QRC is a safe space that provides a visible, comfortable, and accessible center for the LGBTQQIAA community to congregate, study, and explore issues of identity. By collaborating with all entities throughout The Claremont Colleges, the QRC consistently offers high-quality, educational, social, and social justice orientated programming which reflects the diversity within the LGBTQQIAA community, building and maintaining strong coalitions with on-campus student organizations, faculty, staff, and alumni at The Claremont Colleges.