Scripps Collaborating Organizations

A-Team

The Activities Team (A-Team) is made up of dedicated and enthusiastic Scripps students who offer a wide range of cultural, social, and educational programs to the student body. This creative group has the responsibility of event planning in on- and off-campus and community service ventures. They serve as the official alcohol alternative programming group on campus.


Anthropology Club


The purpose is to connect students in anthropology and related fields and provide a collaborative and inclusive space for mutual discussion and learning.


Asian American Student Union (AASU)


The Asian American Student Union (AASU) is a political space and resource for Scripps College students who identify as Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA), which includes those of Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, Middle Eastern, Alaskan Native, mixed race, and/or transnational adoptee backgrounds. Through workshops and other events, AASU strives to build community for APIDA students of all years, make APIDA politics accessible to students, and raise awareness of issues that affect APIDA communities to promote reflection, dialogue, and action.


Asian American Sponsor Program


The Asian American Sponsor Program (AASP) is a student-run mentorship organization that provides resources to first-years who identify under the greater term Asian-American/Pacific Island/Asian (API/A). Any first-year, or transfer student, at Scripps who identifies as API/A is placed with a mentor group facilitated by two sponsors. AASP aims to foster community, leadership, and coalition building by engaging students socially – through facilitation of events, collaboration within Scripps and the greater 5C community, and fostering of leadership and mentorship skills. AASP is also a pillar of personal support which seeks to help students establish a home away from home, by means of programs that encourage members to engage with each other while thinking critically and collectively about their personal identity and how different aspects of their lives intertwine. The mission of AASP is to create a supportive network of students at Scripps and in the 5Cs and to promote sustained dialogue and action on Asian American issues (intersected with dynamics of class, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, etc.) that affect our students.


Babes and Blankets


The purpose of Babes and Blankets is to provide a place of community and relaxation for Scripps students, through gathering on a weekly basis to knit and crochet. Babes and Blankets intends to share the skill of crocheting and knitting by teaching new members. In addition, members may create new, handmade, washable knit and crochet items to Binky Patrol, Project Linus, and other charitable organizations.


Ballet Folklórico Bajo la Montaña Nevada


To foster community through ballet folklórico, a Mexican dance tradition, among Scripps’ latinx population.


Blend


To provide support and empowerment for students who identify as mixed race and/or ethnicity, transracial adoptees, and third culture kids.


Café Con Leche


We seek to provide a forum for the discussion of social, political and economic issues that affect folks, particularly those of Latinx 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.


Collage Club


Collage Club’s purpose is to provide a space, time, and materials for 5C students to collage. Collaging is a great way to be creative and relax in the stressful, busy environment of a college. Collage Club aims to provide this escape by having weekly two hour meetings which consist of free time to collage, with all materials provided by the club.


Food Recovery Network


As a chapter of the National Food Recovery Network, the Scripps FRN seeks to combat food waste through community engagement. To reduce dining hall food waste, FRN volunteers deliver leftover food twice a week to two nearby organizations (House of Ruth and Crossroads) that would otherwise be thrown away. The success of FRN relies on volunteer, broader Scripps community and dining hall staff support and coordination. Becoming aware of the magnitude of food waste at Scripps is the first step to changing the habits of the students and reducing the sometimes unnecessarily large quantities of foods prepared by the dining hall.


Invisible Magazine


To regularly publish our digital media blog while holding space to explore and develop creative passions.


La Semeuse


As a student publication, we work to capture Scripps student life as it happens during the school year, and to preserve it for the generations to come. In creating a yearbook, we hope to offer a permanent memoir for all students of their time at Scripps, at a highly subsidized price. Since we are a student publication, our goal is to give Scripps students an opportunity to publish their work and share it with the community.


Ocean Initiative Club


The OIC is dedicated to educating the Scripps community about ocean preservation and conservation, while providing a supporting and fun environment for all ocean lovers of every background.


Outdoor Wilderness Leaders


OWL’s mission is to provide a supportive environment where all Scripps students can have fun, challenge themselves, and take initiatives in a community of people who love the outdoors.


Questbridge Scholars Network


Our mission is to provide support and community to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds through community meetings, workshops, and events.


Sanctuary at Scripps


Sanctuary at Scripps is a Scripps CLORG that seeks to provide a supportive and encouraging community to those students that identify as immigrants, including undocumented and DACAmented students, and provide a safe environment to discuss and raise awareness for the issues that surround immigrants in the US and at the Claremont Colleges. We intend to support our members by creating accessible, safe, and confidential discussion, mentorship, providing a network, empowerment, and providing resources that promote students’ personal, financial, legal, and academic wellness.


Scripps College Economics Society


The Scripps College Economics Society seeks to: 1. Provide a forum for the discussion of economic ideas with an emphasis on supporting underrepresented groups in the field 2. Connect students with on-campus resources for academic and professional development

Foster a relationship between students, alumni, parents, and faculty 4. Collaborate with the Scripps Economics department regarding hiring decisions, class offerings, major requirements, etc.


Scripps Code


The purpose of the Scripps Code is to support a community of students interested, minoring, and majoring in computer science at the 5Cs. Our goal is to build a personal and professional network for students to utilize before, during, and after their Scripps academic careers.

Scripps College Journal


The Scripps College Journal is a student-run literary and arts magazine founded in 1999. We feature all types of creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, visual art/photography, music/video, and essays (including winners from the Marie McSpadden Sands Writing Awards). Through our print and online mediums, we intend to provide a creative space and publishing opportunities for aspiring young writers and artists to share the best of their talent. We accept submissions from all students at the Claremont Colleges, and at the end of every spring semester, we distribute our printed publication. Students can also enjoy interacting with other creative souls to share ideas, stories, and artwork on our website.


Scripps Eating Disorder Alliance


Scripps Eating Disorders Alliance (SEDA) offers support, information, and resources to those in recovery and affected by eating disorders. We are a community dedicated to preventing eating disorders, encouraging recovery, and celebrating individuals’ uniqueness and value.


Scripps Finance Accounting and Consulting (FINAC)


Finac aims to provide business-related and pre professional resources and information to Scripps students, foster an on-campus community of future industry professionals, and connect students with alumni. FinAC brings awareness to industry-specific opportunities, coordinates workshops, provides on-campus networking opportunities, community building events, and internship panels, among other endeavors.


Scripps Garden Club


The Scripps Garden Club is a student-led club, with collaboration from college students, faculty, and staff, dedicated to providing a space for students to learn, appreciate and participate in organic gardening and composting. Our three main strategic directions are: 1. Promotion. Provide awareness of environmental efforts on campus including green practices around food growing, consumption and composting. Additionally we strive to encourage students to utilize current green programs and expand their knowledge of environmental practices. 2. Education. Teach students the basics of gardening and composting including garden planning, maintenance, organic fertilizing, harvesting and processing. 3. Sustainability. Grow organic, local food to offset the environmental costs of chemical use and transport of agricultural goods. Provide free produce to students along with a convenient means for them to compost their green waste.


Scripps Politics Association


Mission Statement: The Scripps Politics Association was created with the intention of providing a resource for support and networking among students who intend to major or minor in Politics at Scripps College, or who would like to pursue a career path in a political field.


Scripps Climbing Club


This is a group for Scripps students who are new climbers, experienced climbers, boulders, lead climbers, or anyone who wants to be involved. Our goal is to have more representation in the climbing community and create a space for Scripps students to feel comfortable connecting and climbing together!


Scripps Kehillah


Our mission is to create a space in which Jews and non-Jews alike can come together and have open discussions and dialogues. This group intends to erase stigmas, break stereotypes, and to encourage students to explore the uncomfortable aspects of Jewish debate on campus. Although this group is dedicated to Jewish topics, anyone interested in the above, or maybe even confused by them, are welcome. However, respect for one another is a REQUIREMENT for Kehillah attendance and participation.


Scripps Challah


Scripps Challah bakes and sells Challah bread to raise money for nonprofits advancing food justice. We are based on Scripps Campus, making the bread in Mallot kitchens and selling the bread in Seal Court. We sell Challah to the surrounding geographic area on Fridays from 11am-1pm.


Scripps Mock Trial Team


Mock Trial allows undergraduates to engage in trial simulations and competitions with teams from other institutions, students develop strong critical thinking and analytic skills, improve upon their written and communication skills, and their ability to work in a team setting. Every year, college mock trial teams all over the country are given a case packet by the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) alternating between civil and criminal cases. This packet contains everything the teams need to compete in tournaments that season. Using only this information, teams create a strategy, assign roles, and practice for competition. Each team consists of 6-10 members who act as either attorneys or witnesses, and argue their case against another collegiate team in front of real judges, attorneys, and law students. Mock trial combines speech, debate, theater, and improvisational acting all together. Founded in the fall of 2008, Scripps College Mock Trial has found success since the beginning. We have received bids to Open Rounds of Nationals during 3 of the last 6 seasons, two of those bids occurring in the ’12-13 season and the ’13-’14 season. Scripps Mock Trial is a student run program that is full of brilliant, hardworking Scripps students who make each of our successes possible.


Scripps Kehillah


Our mission is to create a space in which Jews and non-Jews alike can come together and have open discussions and dialogues. This group intends to erase stigmas, break stereotypes, and to encourage students to explore the uncomfortable aspects of Jewish debate on campus. Although this group is dedicated to Jewish topics, anyone interested in the above, or maybe even confused by them, are welcome. However, respect for one another is a REQUIREMENT for Kehillah attendance and participation.


Scripps Challah


Scripps Challah bakes and sells Challah bread to raise money for nonprofits advancing food justice. We are based on Scripps Campus, making the bread in Mallot kitchens and selling the bread in Seal Court. We sell Challah to the surrounding geographic area on Fridays from 11am-1pm.


SEED


SEED (Scripps Environmental Education and Development) is dedicated to sustainability and earth-friendly practices. Our primary goals are to spread knowledge and awareness by creating a safe space where students from diverse backgrounds can learn about and initiate environmental change. We aim to make Scripps campus more environmentally conscious by organizing accessible and intersectional programs. Beyond education we seek to establish initiatives that make sustainability a tangible and visible part of our campus culture


The Scripps Voice


The Scripps Voice hopes to continue the tradition of outspoken feminist journalism that our school’s namesake was notorious for, while adjusting our feminist lens for a newer, more intersectional era. More than a paper promoting neutrality and objectivity, we want to be a platform for radical voices, creative perspectives, marginalized identities, and uncompromising activism. Student journalism is crucial in today’s social and political climate and want to be leading the movement towards truth and justice.


Watu Weusi


The membership of Watu Weusi consists of students of Scripps College that self-identify as being of Black and African descent. Watu Weusi functions as a collective to support people of African descent at Scripps College, and beyond, in endeavors of socio-political, cultural, personal, and spiritual existence and resistance. As such, we shall strive to champion the rights of communities who have been historically oppressed. We shall strive to foster empowerment of students of African descent by encouraging our members to critically engage with the legacies of our history and black feminist liberation.
For more information contact us at ose@scrippscollege.edu