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Sep. 14, 2022

Scripps College Announces $30 Million Initiative to Expand Access for Underrepresented Students

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Aug. 10, 2022

Lizbeth Valdivia-Jauregui ’23 Explores the Cultural, Curative Power of an LA Community Garden

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Jul. 25, 2022

Mica Barrett ’23 Turns the Spotlight on LA’s Queer Black Ballroom Scene

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Racial Justice and Equity


September 14, 2022

Scripps College Announces $30 Million Initiative to Expand Access for Underrepresented Students

By Emily Glory Peters After an extremely selective process, Scripps College has been named as a partner college in the Schuler Access Initiative. The initiative is a multimillion-dollar investment to increase enrollment of students with limited financial resources (Pell-eligible) and students with undocumented status who are ineligible for federal student aid at top liberal arts […]

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August 10, 2022

Lizbeth Valdivia-Jauregui ’23 Explores the Cultural, Curative Power of an LA Community Garden

By Emily Glory Peters Lizbeth Valdivia-Jauregui ’23, a 2022 Racial Justice and Equity Fellow More than fruits and flowers are thriving at Buena Vista Community Garden in Pomona, California. The stories of Southern California’s marginalized communities have roots here, too, passed between visitors and gardeners alike. But how exactly is that culture preserved—and what kind […]

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July 25, 2022

Mica Barrett ’23 Turns the Spotlight on LA’s Queer Black Ballroom Scene

By Emily Glory Peters Mica Barrett ’23 is one of Scripps’ 2022–23 Racial Justice and Equity Fellows As a first-year student, Mica Barrett ’23 (they/them) was drawn to Scripps by the promise of a diverse array of interdisciplinary majors in an intimate liberal arts setting. Now, the rising senior is living proof of that promise—and […]

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July 19, 2022

Scripps College Releases its 2021–2022 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Report

By Emily Glory Peters The 2021–22 DEIJ Report is the first released by the College Last year as part of its broader mission to accelerate antiracist work on campus and beyond, Scripps College established its first Equity and Justice (EJ) Leadership Team. The team is currently led by Assistant Dean and SCORE Director Marissiko Wheaton; […]

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July 8, 2022

Molly Yeselson ’23 Advances Education Access for Incarcerated Students

By Emily Glory Peters Molly Yeselson’ 23 has been named one of Scripps’ 2022–2023 Racial Justice and Equity Fellows Access. It’s a defining characteristic of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) work, and a concept that writing and rhetoric major Molly Yeselson ’23 finds deeply personal. Since childhood, she’s confronted complex medical issues leading to […]

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June 10, 2022

Scripps College Alumnae Return for Reunion Weekend, Raise Critical Funds for Students

By Emily Glory Peters After two years of virtual festivities, Scripps College welcomed back the classes of years ending in two and seven for an on-campus Reunion Weekend in April. More than 300 alumnae and their guests enjoyed two days of well-loved reunion traditions, including convocation and the medal ceremony for the 50th reunion class, […]

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May 6, 2022

Thank You for Raising $240,000 on Scripps College’s 2022 Day of Giving

By Emily Glory Peters After a 24-hour generosity blitz on April 13, Scripps College community members raised $239,839 for the College’s annual Day of Giving. From alumnae, parents, staff, and friends—and a few students, too—218 donors marked their commitment to the future of Scripps through their collective generosity. Community engagement, rather than a fundraising goal, […]

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April 4, 2022

Celebrate the Future of Scripps College with Day of Giving on April 13

With the return of in-person instruction, Reunion, and even a dual Commencement this May, Scripps College has a lot to celebrate this year. In support of our current students and those yet to come as we look to a promising future, the College invites its community to make a gift on April 13, 2022 during […]

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March 31, 2022

Here’s What Underrepresented Students Want You to Know About Supporting Diversity at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters QuestBridge Scholars at Scripps College are underrepresented and are often the first generation in their families to attend college Natalia Alameda ’25, Vanessa Gutierrez ’25, and Jon’nae Sylvester ’24 come from different backgrounds, but they all share some common ground: they’re underrepresented students at Scripps. As exceptional scholars, each became aware […]

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February 28, 2022

Scripps’ Racial Justice and Equity Initiatives—Where Are We Now?

By Emily Glory Peters Inaugural Racial Justice and Equity Fellow Blessing Nketchi-Etse Roland-Magaji ’24 presenting her research at Scripps’ Research Tea 2021 In September 2020, Scripps College received a landmark gift: $1 million from Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 to advance racial justice and equity initiatives. Combined with other gifts from Scripps alums, parents, and […]

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January 26, 2022

Results for The Giving Season at Scripps College: You Topped Our Goal!

By Emily Glory Peters The Giving Season is a year-end campaign to raise support as our students enter the new year. To learn more, click here. This past November, Scripps College launched “The Giving Season” which sought to inspire 300 donors to make a gift before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Thanks to the generosity […]

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September 20, 2021

Scripps Trustee Establishes Dean Johnson Endowed Wellness Fund for Student Mental Health

By Emily Glory Peters Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 has established a new mental health and wellness fund at Scripps College in honor of Charlotte Johnson, past dean of students and vice president of student affairs. In keeping with Johnson’s passion for student mental health programming, which expanded significantly at Scripps under her leadership, the […]

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May 21, 2021

Alumna Makes Reunion Gift to Scholarships to Advance Diversity and Equity at Scripps

Carolyn Holm ’70 has made a major gift to supply need-based scholarship aid to Scripps students. Scholarships create equitable access to Scripps for gifted students regardless of their financial resources. To give today, please click here. By Emily Glory Peters In recent years, expanding scholarship aid has emerged as a strategic priority for Scripps College—and […]

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April 27, 2021

Donors Help Scripps Make Progress Toward Racial Equity and Inclusivity

Gifts to Scripps’ Racial Justice and Equity Fund are making an undeniable impact at Scripps. To support these goals, please consider making a donation here. By Emily Glory Peters During the last decade, Scripps has accelerated its efforts to foster a more diverse and racially equitable environment for our students, staff, and faculty. Donors have […]

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December 21, 2020

Parent Gift Helps Launch New Racial Justice and Equity Fellowship Program

Gift from Scripps Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 will establish the new fellowship program for students and faculty. By Emily Glory Peters As part of the College’s ongoing antiracist initiatives, Scripps is pleased to announce the launch of its new Racial Justice and Equity Fellowship Program. Up to $4,000 will be available to qualifying Scripps […]

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October 23, 2020

Letter to the Scripps Community: The Time for Confidence and Courage is Now

Dear Scripps College family – I know that 2020 hasn’t unfolded the way any of us had planned. The outcomes of the pandemic and protests against systemic racism have called our courage to attention—yet as one of the first women’s colleges in the West, this call is nothing new for Scripps. Over the last century, […]

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