The Office of Student Life and Diversity acts on behalf of Claremont Graduate University to advise, manage, and serve as a resource for student organizations. At CGU there are a wide variety of organizations that may meet your academic or social preferences, we strongly recommend that you consider participating in one of our existing student organizations or even create your own! Joining a student organization means joining a community, and having peers who often times become your support group. Through these organizations you also have the opportunity to strengthen and develop your leadership skills by planning, developing, and implementing events on campus or by collaborating with other organizations or campus constituents.
Whether the organization you choose to participate in is discipline related or identity/affinity related; together they encompass a variety of areas to explore.
The purpose of CGU Fitness and Wellness Club (CGUFWC) is to create, encourage and support an environment of well-being among the CGU community that will be enduring throughout the participant’s life.
The aim is to have fun, to increase your fitness, energy, awareness of healthy nutrition, strong positive social connections and create an environment conducive to healthy people. Our activities include group workouts, sport interest clubs, fitness challenges, informational sessions, eBooks on nutrition and healthy recipes to name a few.
The GIS Club at Claremont Graduate University is a transdisciplinary group for graduate students in all fields of study. The GIS Club is designed to provide resources for CGU students to learn about the uses of GIS for both research and practice, as well as to explore career opportunities.
Society for Philosophy & Religion at Claremont (SPARC)
Latino Graduate Student Association (LGSA)
Queer Graduate Union (QGU)
A campus advocacy group that provides a safe space and increases visibility and awareness of the interests impacting the LGBTQQIAA graduate student community of Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute
A social organization that puts on fabulous community events providing graduate students with networking and leadership opportunities.
An academic group that promotes intellectual exploration of issues that broadly impact queer and allied communities through educational events and open discussions.
Pure (human) Debauchery is CGU’s only improv group. The purpose of this organization is to provide a creative outlet for graduate students, as well as to put on quality performances for fellow graduate students who may be in need of a laugh, a chuckle, or just a good library break.
We are an organization created by women, for women, to celebrate and reclaim our feminine power through activism in the community, feminist scholarship, and through sharing our stories with each other in a safe and sacred space. As a new CGU club, we welcome women and men who have been seeking a deep connection, or what we like to call the sacred sisterhood, and foster strong friendships and relationships with each and every member.