Activities Team (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 the areas of on-campus, off-campus, and community service ventures. They serve as the official alcohol alternative programming group on campus. At the beginning of the fall semester, Scripps students can apply to join A-Team.
Asian American Sponsor Program (AASP)
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.
Asian American Student Union (AASU)
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.
Babes and Blankets
We knit and crochet blankets, scarves, hats, and other items for donation. Items are donated to organizations including Binky Patrol and Project Linus, (which donate baby blankets to hospitals in our area), Handmade Especially for You, (which donates scarves to women’s shelters in the area), Knit in Pink (which donates pink scarves to breast cancer patients), and Orphan Foundation of America’s Red Scarf Project (which donates red scarves to emancipated foster care young adults who are in college).
Blend is an organization for Scripps students who identify as multi ethnic/racial that provides a safe, supportive space to explore social and political issues as related to our identities.
Café con Leche
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. 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.
Edge of Town
To bring together a community of designers, artists, and activists at the Claremont Colleges exploring design as a framework for social progress and for channeling disciplines in the liberal arts. We produce a biannual publication along with online digital and film content.
Family: Queer-Allied Student Union
Family is Scripps’ Queer-Allied Student Union. We intend to provide a space for queer and allied students to love (or work on loving) themselves and each other because of their identities, so we commit to supporting our members in every way that they need. We also work to challenge our own thinking and work together towards queer liberation in our communities.
Ignite at Scripps
IGNITE teaches young women how to think critically about policy and understand where the levers of power are to make change. Through regional councils of college women and college chapters like the one at Scripps, IGNITE teaches young women to become civically engaged and ultimately step into public service.
Kehillah is a space for any Scripps student who currently identifies as Jewish or has identified as Jewish in the past to explore their Jewish identity and how it shapes their experience at Scripps. It is a space where Jewish students can have dialogues about difficult and important issues such as what it means to be a Jew in college, how individuals relate to their Judaism differently, and how Judaism intersects with race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and other identities, all while looking at our experiences through a social justice lens.
La Semeuse (Yearbook)
As a student publication, we work to capture Scripps student life 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. 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.
Outdoor Wilderness Leaders (OWL)
Outdoor Wilderness Leaders (OWL) is staffed fully by work-study students. We offer Scripps College students opportunities to explore the wilderness and meet women with similar interests. OWL’s mission is to provide a supportive environment where all women can have fun, challenge themselves, and take initiatives in a community of people who love the outdoors. It is commonly known that women are underrepresented as leaders in the outdoors, may this be due to the lack of encouragement, consequence of expected gender roles, or whatever. OWL strives to create a fun, educational, laid-back environment that encourages Scripps students to explore the great outdoors and take leadership roles. It is our mission to serve as a resource and support base for students at Scripps College. OWL strives to create an atmosphere of trust, safety and respect for all scripps students regardless of class, color, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation or size.
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.
QuestBridge Scholars Network Chapter
The Scripps Quest Scholars wish to encourage first-generation and/or low-income students to graduate successfully from Scripps College by creating a singular place where officially recognized Quest Scholars–along with their allies–can navigate educational, professional, and personal growth opportunities. This club is open to Scripps Students affiliated with QuestBridge, low-income students, and first-generation communities on campus.
Scripps Associated Students (SAS)
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 and off campus.
Scripps Challah for Hunger
We bake and sell challah bread to raise money for nonprofits advancing food justice each semester. Our group of managers engage in advocacy and activism, address humanitarian issues, and learn about the Jewish traditions of Tzedakah (charity) and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).
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, 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.
Scripps College Mock Trial
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
Scripps Economics Society brings together students majoring in and interested in economics, finance, and accounting for events, networking, and learning opportunities.
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. We will achieve this by making sure students are aware of industry-specific opportunities on Claremont Connect, coordinating workshops on technical financial interviews, and providing on-campus networking opportunities, among other endeavors.
Social Media: Facebook
Scripps Food Justice Club
As a chapter of the National Food Recovery Network (FRN), 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 that would otherwise be thrown away. The success of FRN relies on volunteers, the 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.
Scripps French Club
The purpose of the organization is to create a vibrant Francophone community on campus through cultural activities. These may include organizing a film series, French study breaks, attending Francophone plays, concerts, or films in the LA area, conversations and debates in French.
Social Media: Facebook
Scripps International Community
SIC is dedicated to facilitate self-identified international students transitioning into college life abroad and to promote inclusivity of international students on campus. SIC also aims to offer the Scripps community a social and cultural environment to learn about life abroad.
Scripps Live Arts
Is a Scripps College club that strives to bring local artists with a non-normative sound who are typically underrepresented in the music industry to perform on campus. We also work to host events that provide students of the 5Cs with alternative and safer spaces to express their voices and share their talents.
Scripps Ocean Initiative Club
The club welcomes students with any level of interest about the ocean, and offers a chance to explore and learn more about the ocean and its issues. The club also provides a forum in which students can meet others interested in the ocean, get off campus to explore and help conserve the ocean, and have fun! Ocean Initiative Club works to raise awareness about ocean conservation among members and across Scripps campus. We celebrate all aspects of the big blue!
Social Media: Facebook
Scripps Politics Association
We were created with the intention of providing a resource for support and networking among students who intend to major or minor in Politics (and International Relations) at Scripps College, or who would like to pursue a career path in a political field.
Social Media: Facebook
Scripps Running Club
Our club promotes the love of running and general healthy living. Members of our club will strive to improve their physical and mental health while making new friends and forming new connections.
Scripps Student Garden
The Scripps Gardening 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.
SEED (Scripps Environmental Education and Development)
SEED (Scripps Environmental Education and Develop) plants hope for a greener future by educating students on environmental issues and providing tools so they can reduce their environmental footprint. We have implemented a school-wide recycling system, a dorm-wide composting program, hosted educational events, and we will continue to grow!
The Scripps Voice (Newspaper)
Our hope and vision is that The Scripps Voice, in print and online, will serve the Scripps College community as a public forum for student expression, be it in written, video, image, or commenting form. Additionally, we want to be a news resource to the community that provides accurate and relevant reporting about important events and issues on campus. In allowing students to voice their opinions through whatever media desired, we hope a larger community can assemble that can learn and interact with the unique type of feminist discourse that can be found at a Women’s College in the 21st century.
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.