What is SCORE?

Scripps College’s SCORE (Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment), helps unite students from different backgrounds and identities through clubs and organizations. This creates an inclusive community in Scripps College that continues to thrive through the spaces provided to support underrepresented and historically marginalized students. 

I am proud to be part of Scripps’ Café con Leche, the Latinx student affinity group. Scripps’ Latinx affinity group helps provide a forum for discussion on economic, cultural, political and social issues in the Latinx community within and beyond Scripps College. Transitioning from a Black and Latino community and highschool to a predominantly white institution (PWI) was a big change. Racially minoritized students may also feel anxious and alone during this transition. Being part of Café con Leche became a space where I can celebrate my heritage and build a community. Our meetings range from having an exclusive Resume and LinkedIn workshop, taking trips to Los Angeles to visit the beach and a museum dedicated to Latin American art and talking about social issues that impact Latinx communities. SCORE has made it possible to give Café con Leche members and I the time and space to grow and have a sense of belonging. 

SCORE houses many other clubs and organizations such as Watu Weusi, Scripps’ Black Student Association and more! To learn more about the clubs and organizations that are currently active, check out Sydney’s blog post under Scripps Specific: Introduction to SCORE. 

There are many other clubs and organizations across the Claremont Colleges for students to join and feel a sense of belonging. It is difficult to know about every club and organizations that are available, so a club fair takes place in the beginning of the semester to help students navigate through all of these organizations. The event is called Turf Dinner! All of the dining halls close down to encourage thousands of hungry students to attend the event and get dinner there. This is an amazing opportunity to meet students across the Claremont Colleges and take the time to explore many clubs. This event was held in-person this year and helped students connect to the community. 

There are organizations that focus on: Social Justice/Service, Academic, Publications/Print, Community Resources (Draper Center, Chaplain’s Office, etc.), Art, Media, Dance, Cultural, Gender/LGBTQ+, Music, Social/Community, Religious/Spiritual, and Sports.