Clubs and Organizations

Challah for Hunger

Women hold every student leadership position on campus: government, clubs, organizations— and even on Board of Trustees committees. This opportunity to extend your leadership capabilities is a unique advantage of a women’s college.

Clubs and organizations available to Scripps students are below. For 5C clubs and organizations, click here.

[in]Visible Magazine
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We are a group of students devoted to fostering an inclusive dialogue on gender issues, starting with the Claremont Colleges. We acknowledge unique character and voice as essential elements of community that should be appreciated in individuals, not drowned out by the majority. As such, we seek to emphasize appreciation of the diverse identities that are frequently overlooked. It is our mission to bring these essential qualities into focus.

3C InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
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The Purpose of the 3CIV is to establish and advance at Harvey Mudd, Scripps, and Claremont McKenna Colleges a witnessing community of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world.

Activities Team
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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 the areas of on-campus, off-campus, and community service ventures. They serve as the official alcohol alternative programming group on campus. Watch out for A-Team events the "First Friday" of every month and periodically throughout the school year. Let us know if you would like to be a part of the A-Team!

Asian American Sponsor Program
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The Asian American Sponsor Program (AASP) is a student-run organization that provides resources- in the form of programs, events and individual support- to Asian American first-years and trains upper-term students to develop their mentorship and facilitation skills. 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 gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, etc.) that affect our students.

Asian American Student Union
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The Asian American Student Union (AASU) is an organization for self-identified Asian American (encompassing East, Southeast, South Asian, Middle Eastern and Mixed Race populations), Pacific Islander, and Alaskan Native students at Scripps College. AASU seeks to strengthen the Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities on campus and at the other Claremont Colleges by providing a safe space for our members to explore issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality. Our internal programming encourages our members to develop closer relationships with each other and offer the unique opportunity to learn from their peers. We work in coalition with Asian American organizations on the other campuses on social and political programs to build a wider, more inclusive Asian American community. We also work in partnership with the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies to better fit the Asian American Studies curriculum to student needs. We hope to love, encourage, support, and politicize our membership. In looking forward, we also hope to develop closer and more productive relationships with other students of color on Scripps' campus. We see this emphasis on collaboration as a manifestation of our collective political commitment to cross-race, cross-ethnic struggles.

Babes and Blankets
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Babes and Blankets is dedicated to knitting and crocheting blankets, scarves and other items for donation to organizations such as Binky Patrol, which donates baby blankets to hospitals in our area, and the Red Scarf Project, which donates scarves to foster kids in college.

Café con Leche
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We seek 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. The club is dedicated 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.

Claremont Integrated Science Society (CISS)
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The Claremont Integrated Sciences Society (CISS) is a forum for the science students at the Joint Science Department, Keck Science. The purpose of the CISS is to allow for the mentorship of science students and to preserve the voice of science students in departmental affairs including but not limited to curriculum and other. The CISS intends to provide guidance for science students by offering advice for courses and college in general. Through social gatherings and other events, the CISS hopes to create lifelong bonds between students that have a passionate interest in the sciences. The latter purposes of the CISS will be to network and share experiences in the sciences from discussing internship experiences to collaborating for future research projects.

Coalition Against Classism
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We are an action based student-run organization that advocates for institutional and social change centered around classism and its intersections with other systems of oppression. We also seek to create community and a support network for students affected by classism.

Creating Academic Relations through Education (CARE)
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CARE is a student-run organization that cultivates a mutually beneficial educational relationship between the Claremont Colleges and Chaparral Elementary School. The aims of this organization focus on providing elementary school students with college level role models to inspire them towards the pursuit of higher education, meanwhile providing college students with an opportunity to become familiar with a public school education system, elementary school teaching methods, and most importantly, first-hand experience in a classroom setting. The goal is to create a lasting alliance between the five Claremont Colleges and the local elementary school to cultivate dialogue and interaction between them. In addition to providing students with an opportunity to engage with a local public school, this is also a great way for students who are interested in volunteering in the community to do so in a positive and fun way.

Empowering Education
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Empowering Education is an educational program for middle school aged disabled students at El Roble Intermediate School. The program will consist of tutoring, college-readiness workshops and tours, as well as workshops around disability justice. On the part of college students, the program will be based on a social justice service model which will consciously encourage tutors to engage critically with their own positionalities and privileges with regards to systems of oppression in our society. For the middle school students, we will be providing academic support and empowering education with a focus on disability justice. Our hope is to empower, encourage, and educate disabled communities and allies to create social change.

Family: Scripps College Queer-Allied Student Union
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Family strives to facilitate a safe space for Scripps students of all gender identities and sexual orientations to come together and discuss, celebrate, support, and share issues and experiences of intersectionality and identity. Students of all backgrounds and experiences are highly encouraged and welcome to join Family spaces.

Fandangueras de Claremont
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Fandangueras de Claremont seeks to create a space of convivencia, or communal living, through the practice of Fandango Jarocho, a tradition of Veracruz, Mexico, that incorporates music, dance, and verse. We aim to build community, create a context for social justice work related to Fandango Jarocho, and sustain the knowledge and participatory practices learned and embodied in Professor Martha Gonzalez's class, Fandango as a De-Colonial Tool.

Feminist Union Scripps
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Feminist Union Scripps College will build a community based anti-racist feminist space of reflection, action and self care. We will create dialogues about approaches to gender justice that are plural, critical, and constructive. our approach rests on the premise that gendered inequalities emerge from plural experiences of power and systemic oppression. These include, but are not limited to, racial, gendered, classed, and national positioning in which we are differentially located both within our communities and as individuals. We hope to create a space where self sustainability and grassroots leadership among the most marginalized communities, with a particular focus on those experiencing gendered violence, are supported in ways that create learning as well as progressive social change. We will endorse a space of self care by inviting organizers and community members to share and discuss the experience of activism among marginalized communities. We believe that shared experiences are a source of power, support, and comfort, and that is why our intervention as a Feminist Union is to advocate for structural support for the Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies department, and recognizing self care as a necessary part of engaging in this work. We envision collective leadership that mindfully creates projects and campaigns that blend thinking and action in progress and transformative ways.

I Am That Girl - Scripps College
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This isn't just a women's movement, it's a human movement. And we need everyone. A girl's physical, emotional and mental well-being is rooted in her self-worth. And we are living in an epidemic of self-doubt. I AM THAT GIRL exists to transform self-doubt in to self-love. Every day, girls are bombarded with messages that attack what she is NOT and we work every day to help her love who SHE IS; to see that in herself and inspire that in others. We've seen limitless possibility when girls collaborate instead of compete and contribute as much as they consume. By building community for girls to be seen, be heard, be loved and belong, to discover their innate worth, and to embrace and celebrate who they are, we will transform their lives and create a healthier, more powerful world. Our local + digital community, premium, curated and user generated content, and targeted education-based programs all address the emotional, mental and physical well-being of girls. COMMUNITY: We build online and offline community to give girls a safe space to DISCOVER, BE and EXPRESS who she is. CONTENT: Media is the most powerful tool to influence how a girl defines herself. We CREATE, CURATE, and ADVOCATE for premium and user-generated content for various distribution channels to inspire healthy conversations and honest perspectives. EDUCATION: We are providing tangible tools and resources with an interactive curriculum to teach girls emotional intelligence, professional skills and personal development.

Innovate @ Scripps
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Empowering Scripps women interested in entrepreneurship to learn more about the field, found companies, and make change.

It Ends Here
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It Ends Here at Scripps College aims to raise awareness about sexual assault. We foster open discussions about dating, sex, and gender norms, and explore the definitions of sexual assault. We are an all-inclusive group; come join our discussion!

La Semeuse
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II. Mission Statement a. To capture Scripps student life as it happens during the school year, and to preserve it for the generations to come b. To offer a permanent memoir for all students of their time at Scripps, at a subsidized price c. To give Scripps students an opportunity to publish their work and share it with the community d. To continually improve the quality of our publication

Outdoor Women Leaders (OWL)
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Outdoor Women Leadership provides adventures in the outdoors for women at Scripps College. Our goal is to promote leadership amongst women while exploring the vast opportunities and experiences the great outdoors have to offer. These excursions foster valuable friendships, forge a common bond between Scripps women, and provide students with various opportunities to develop an appreciation for the outdoors, as well as their leadership skills. OWL also provides equipment for individuals and organizations wishing to rent gear.

Scripps Associated Students (SAS)
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Scripps Associated Students (SAS) is the student governing body of Scripps College. The function of SAS is to liaise between the student body and the administration, faculty, and the Board of Trustees of Scripps College. SAS plans a variety of programs and activities, funds clubs and organizations, and serves as an advocate for student needs and concerns in an effort to improve student life on campus. Elections are held every spring, and terms go for one year. Positions in all aspects of student life are available.

Scripps Chinese Student Association
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Scripps Chinese Student Association (SCSA) is dedicated to offer Scripps community a social and cultural environment to learn more about China through activities and discussions. SCSA is also a platform for Scripps Chinese students to share their experiences.

Scripps Climate Justice
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Scripps Climate Justice seeks to foster mindful action within the Scripps community on the issue of global climate change. The Claremont Colleges Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign has already been working toward these goals for two years, and this group seeks to amplify their work on the Scripps campus. The practices of the fossil fuel industry directly contribute to increasingly common and damaging climate disasters and disproportionately affect low income and minority communities through pollution, toxic waste dumping, and dangerous working conditions. With these pressing issues in mind, we hope to build connections to those within the local community who suffer most from the adverse effects of the fossil fuel industry and use our position of power as college students to encourage the school administration to divest from fossil fuels. This movement is about challenging the entrenched power dynamics of the fossil fuel industry's political and economic stranglehold on our government and society.

Scripps College Fair Trade Committee
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The Scripps College Fair Trade Committee seeks to gain and sustain Fair Trade Certification for Scripps College. Within the guidelines of Fair Trade Campaigns, we join a national effort to promote ethical supply chains in all domains of production. In Fair Trade Certification we seek to ensure that Scripps College offers goods from production systems that provide: 1) Fair wages to farmer groups based on a FT minimum floor price that grants a premium for certified organic products. 2) Credit for community development projects chosen and carried out by the members of farming communities, themselves. 3) Fair labor conditions that prohibit forced child labor, ensure safety on the job, and grant workers freedom of association. 4) Environmental sustainability that prohibits GMOs and harmful agrochemicals.

Scripps College Law Society
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The Scripps College Law Society is a student-run organization dedicated to legal issues. SCLS organizes events for Scripps women regarding the law, such as LSAT Prep events, Public Speaking events, events about current popular issues in Law, as well as semi-annual networking dinners with guest speakers in the Law.

Scripps College Mock Trial
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Scripps College Mock Trial allows undergraduates to engage in trial simulations and competitions with teams from other institutions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills as well as knowledge of legal procedures.

Scripps Economics Society
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Mission: The Society seeks to provide a forum for the discussion of economic, political, educational and professional issues and is dedicated to the development of the intellectual and personal skills of its members. Activities: The Scripps College Economics Society hosts a variety of economics-related activities to foster unity among the Scripps Economics department and to promote interest in the study of economics. These events allow members of the 5-C Economics community to interact in informal settings and promote discussion of academic interests outside of the classroom. Society events include semi-annual dinners, lectures, workshops and parties.

Scripps Environmental Club
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Scripps Environmental Club is dedicated to sustainability and earth-friendly practices. We work to spread knowledge and to create a campus that is environmentally conscious. We love to eat organic and local food, hang out in the Scripps Garden, celebrate Earth Day, and make our school a greener place.

Scripps Garden Club
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We created the Scripps Garden Club to maintain the beautiful, peaceful and delicious student run garden. We work with the students and grounds to ensure that the Scripps Garden is a place where students can safely grow and consume a multitude of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. This wonderful, free resource is provided for us by Scripps grounds and the dedicated Scripps students who worked hard to build and maintain it in the past. The Garden Club is an easy way to show our appreciation for their efforts while being rewarded with the amazing fruits of our labors. We also promote healthy eating, living, composting and sustainability awareness at Scripps and in our daily lives.

Scripps International Students (SIS)
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Scripps International Students (SIS) is a group of students who strive to actively participate in a multicultural, diverse setting. All students at Scripps are welcomed in SIS, where shared experiences and diverse backgrounds enhance cross-cultural understandings, cultural etiquettes, open-space communication, and preparation for experiences abroad. Through both social and educational events, our principal goal is to build cultural awareness on campus, along with creating a welcoming environment for lasting friendships.

Scripps Leaders in Education
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Our mission is to build a community of future educators and activists fighting for more just schools, and particularly (but not exclusively) focused on public education. We will collaborate with other organizations both on and off campus to end the use of education as a tool to sustain colonialism, capitalism, and militarism. This is a political organization: a platform to promote, defend, and fight for public education, through engaging the Claremont community in political discourse confronting issues of ableism, classism, heterosexism, and racism, and how students can effect positive change. Through networking, hosting speakers, and organizing teach-ins, we will connect students with resources to advance their futures as educators and/or activists.

Scripps Live Arts
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Scripps Live Arts strives to bring local musicians and artists to Scripps' campus. We are committed to bringing female-fronted artists/musicians/bands that have a non-normative sound or image to the Claremont Colleges. We firmly believe in making our shows free and fully accessible to Scripps students as well as the greater Claremont community. In the past SLA has planned shows, co-sponsored music festivals on campus, run workshops about women in the music industry and created opportunities for student artists to perform at open mics.

Scripps Psi Chi
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Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. The mission of Psi Chi is to produce well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible members committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general. In pursuit of our mission we intend to: -Advance the science and profession of psychology. -Promote an educational experience consistent with the mission. -Promote ethical and socially responsible members and leaders. -Define and establish an organizational structure that promotes our mission. -Recognize and foster the contributions that diversity makes to the science and practice of psychology. At Scripps Psi Chi we exist as a connection to the international honors society and a resource to everyone that may be interested in or pursuing anything related to the field of psychology. With junior and senior psychology majors in our leadership positions, we hope to be able to help our fellow Scripps students in finding resources, answering questions, and pursuing goals in regards to the study of psychology. We also hope to make connections with other interest groups of all kinds across the 5Cs so as to raise awareness of and better understand the full scope of psychology.

Scripps Student Art Society
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The Scripps Student Art Society exists to ensure ample opportunities for Scripps students to participate in student-run exhibitions, promote awareness of other art students and art enthusiasts on campus, to provide an avenue through which Scripps students can engage with the Los Angeles art community, and to catalyze discussions on how the Scripps art program can be improved in the future.

Scripps Student Investment Fund
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The Student Investment Fund is a Scripps College organization composed of students interested in financial markets and investing. The primary purpose of this organization is to provide students an experience learning about the free enterprise system and the basic techniques of wise investing.

Scripps Women in Finance and Consulting
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Our group aims provide business-related resources and information to Scripps students, foster an on-campus community of future industry professionals, and connect students with alumni particularly in the finance and consulting industries. We will achieve this by making sure students are aware of industry-specific opportunities on ClaremontConnect; coordinating workshops on technical financial interviews, business school applications, and post-graduate plans; and providing on-campus networking opportunities, among other endeavors.

Scripps Women in Technology
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Scripps Women in Technology is a club dedicated to 3 goals. The first goal of the club is to provide technology resources and information to Scripps students. This includes things such as making sure they are aware of the technology available on campus (computer labs, ipads, cameras, software, etc.) and the services on-campus (IT, CP&R, tech classes). The second goal is to foster a community where students of all tech levels can work together, learn together, and grow. This includes students giving workshops on things such as wordpress, building a computer, etc. The third goal of the club is to help alumni in tech fields connect with students so that the alumni may share their knowledge and experiences of working in a field dominated by men. Our mission is to make Scripps students more tech literate, and provide resources and mentoring for students interested in tech fields.

Socializing with Scientists
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One of the most unique and valuable opportunities at the Claremont Colleges is the chance for students to get to know their professors outside of class. Socializing with Scientists seeks to provide this opportunity specifically with professors at the Keck Science Department (shared by Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College) by hosting themed lunches and dinners at which students from all colleges and Keck professors can interact in a relaxed, informal setting.

The Mission at Natuvu Creek
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Our mission is to serve, with our best, the rural people of Fiji through the provision of world-class medical/dental care, education, job training and counseling in healthful living and spiritual growth.

The Scripps Voice
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The Scripps Voice is Scripps College's biweekly student newspaper. The Scripps Voice is written, designed, edited, managed, and produced entirely by Scripps students. We serve as a forum for news and opinions within the Claremont Colleges (5C) community. Any and all 5C students and faculty are encouraged to write for us. Scripps College's founder and namesake, Ellen Browning Scripps, was herself a journalist during the 1860s and 1870s. Ellen Browning Scripps wrote for The Detroit Tribune and The Detroit Evening News in college and after graduating. Her daily columns ranged from news snippets to suffragette appeals. 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.

Wanawake Weusi
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The membership of Wanawake Weusi consists of students of Scripps College that self-identify as being of African American descent. Wanawake Weusi functions as a collective to support student of African descent at Scripps College in endeavors of educational, cultural, personal, and spirituality. Wanawake Weusi believes that all students are equal in worth, yet unique in what they bring to the world. As such, we shall strive to champion the rights of disenfranchised students regardless of race, creed, or color. We shall strive to foster empowerment of students of African descent by encouraging our members to be active, engaged members of the Scripps College, 5C, and greater local, national, and international community while maintaining academic excellence.

5C Clubs and Organizations

In the 5C community, there are more than 350 clubs and organizations. Here’s a small sample:

  • Challah for Hunger (founded at Scripps): Funds social justice causes “one loaf at a time”
  • Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company
  • Claremont Colleges Cycling Team
  • Claremont MEDLIFE: Organizes medical brigades to rural areas in Ecuador and Peru
  • 5C Criminal Justice Network: Raises awareness about prison-related issues
  • Hillel
  • Midnight Echo: Coed a cappella group
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Republicans of The Claremont Colleges
  • Women’s Ultimate Frisbee