Scripps Provides Students with Wide Array of Academic, Career, and Community Resources

Scripps College provides a wealth of academic, career, and community resources for both new and returning students. For those curious about various opportunities—from fellowships and scholarships to studying abroad, tutoring programs to post-graduate work, and equity organizations to on-campus leadership roles—Scripps has a resource for you!

Academic and Career Resources

Academic Fellowships, Scholarships, and Research

The Scripps curriculum is built on close student-faculty interaction, small class sizes, and personalized instruction, mentoring, and advising. Information about fellowships, scholarships, and undergraduate research opportunities is available here. Additionally, the College is home to a number of centers, galleries, museums, and other resources, including the Clark Humanities Museum, the Ella Strong Denison Library, the European Union Center, the Humanities Institute, the Intercollegiate Feminist Center, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, and the Scripps College Press.

Academic Resources and Accessibility Services

The Office of Academic Resources and Accessibility Services assists students with documented disabilities in obtaining reasonable academic accommodations, such as note-taking assistance, proctored exams, assistive technology, and more. Additional information about the College’s support services and accommodations request process is available here.

Career Planning & Resources (CP&R)

Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) partners with employers, alums, families, and the wider community to support Scripps students in making intentional career decisions. CP&R provides an engaging slate of signature career preparation programming, including the Emerging Professionals Program, career exploration treks, and internship grants. Additional information about CP&R resources, including information about internships and post-graduate opportunities, is available here.

Study Abroad and Global Education

Study Abroad and Global Education (SAGE) connects Scripps students with the opportunity to study in 47 countries through 115 approved programs. Up to 60 percent of students choose to study away during their Scripps experience. Information about SAGE—including advice on how to start the study away process early, enroll in the appropriate language courses if necessary, and meet with faculty advisers—is available here.

Tutoring Programs and Other Resources

The Scripps Tutoring Program provides free tutoring for any Scripps student who is enrolled in any course within The Claremont Colleges. Additional academic resources include faculty office hours, the Writing Center, the Modern Language Resource Center, and the Math Spot. Additional information about the College’s tutoring programs is available here.

Community Resources

Dean of Students and Student Affairs

The Dean of Students Office (DOS) and Student Affairs encompasses all of Scripps’ co-curricular campus life. Each student is assigned a Primary Contact Dean (PCD), who responds to questions and helps students access and navigate College resources and other processes. The Division of Student Affairs also houses organizations, programming, and resources dedicated to equity, health, and wellness, such as Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE) and the Tiernan Field House, as well as support services such as Title IX resources and the EmPOWER Center. Student Affairs also provides resources, updates, and community-building opportunities for Scripps’ international student community. A list of additional DOS and Student Affairs resources is available here.

Laspa Center for Leadership

The Laspa Center for Leadership seeks to advance gender equity by providing distinctive programming, enhanced networks, and experiential learning designed to expand the global influence, power, and impact of Scripps graduates and future leaders. The Laspa Center’s signature programs include the civic engagement initiative, the Linda Davis Taylor Financial Literacy Program, Laspa fellowships, the Millennial Leaders Program, and the Student Leadership Institute. More information about the Laspa Center, including how to get involved, is available here.

Office of Case Management

The College’s Off-Campus Referral Program provides access to mental health resources and assists with fees for students who need financial assistance. There is no cap on the number of counseling sessions for students served by this program, which will now also provide qualifying students with financial assistance to cover fees for out-of-state providers. The program provides referrals for any Scripps student needing help locating a counselor in their area. Many counselors are providing online and remote therapy options during the pandemic. Additional information about the referral process is available here.

Scripps Associated Students (SAS)

Scripps Associated Students (SAS) is the College’s student governing body, which liaises between students, faculty, the administration, and the Board of Trustees. SAS also plans a variety of programs and activities, funds clubs and organizations, and serves as an advocate for student needs and concerns to improve student life on campus. Additional information about SAS’s role in the Scripps community is available here.

Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE)

The Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE) office seeks to build an inclusive community through social justice programming, with an emphasis on intersectionality. SCORE houses many clubs and organizations on campus that unite students along identities of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, and ethnicity, including the Asian American Sponsor Program, the Asian American Student Union, Blend, Café con Leche, Family, the Scripps International Community, Kehillah, the Quest Scholars Network, and Watu Weusi. Additional information about the clubs and organizations SCORE supports is available here.

Resources at The Claremont Colleges

In addition to Scripps-specific resources, The Claremont Colleges offer students access to a variety of consortium-wide services, from clubs and organizations to student health and wellness centers to the Huntley Bookstore. More information about these services is available on The Claremont Colleges Services website.