Student Life

“I have been involved with the Drucker chapter of Net Impact, a 501(c) 3 that aims to use the power of markets to drive positive social and environmental change. Aside from personal reasons, I get involved because the issues related to Net impact are ones in which every future leader should be well-versed regardless of sector or industry of expertise. The organization offers a network of thousands of like-minded individuals in Claremont, greater L.A., and beyond.”

—Tyler Barrell

 

Most of our students live near campus, many within walking distance. Located in the Los Angeles (LA) area in Southern California, the variety of events taking place at the Claremont Colleges and around the Los Angeles-Southern California basin give students a tremendous range of social, cultural and sports activities from which to choose.

Leisure Activities

Drucker School Students have access to Claremont University Consortium (CUC) facilities: swimming pools; tennis, basketball, racquetball, soccer, and squash courts; and a full gym. The City of Claremont offers a diversity of businesses including bars, restaurants, a movie theater, and boutique shopping.

Downtown Los Angeles is a 30 min drive from campus (Apx. 1 hr. by rail) and affords students the opportunity to explore one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States. Orange County and its beach communities are all within an hour's drive or less.

Snow-related activities are also available in the local mountains from late fall to early spring: skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, etc.

Student Organizations

There are a variety of student clubs on campus that provide students with opportunities to apply the tools learned in the classroom to real world situations, while having fun. For more information, see Student Clubs.

The Drucker School Student Association (DSSA)

The DSSA is the primary student organization of the School, serving as a liaison between the administration and the students.  The main goal of the DSSA is to organize activities that benefit the students by enhancing student, faculty, alumni, and community relations. 

Town hall meetings are held bi-monthly to give students a chance to hear from the administration, to share new ideas, and to discuss concerns.  The DSSA encourages all students to attend these meetings and to get involved as much as possible to make the most of their Drucker experience. For more information about the DSSA go to dssa.cgu.edu.

CGU Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) consists of four elected officers. In addition, there are representatives who are elected, appointed or volunteer from various academic programs and departments.  The GSC is concerned with promoting the welfare and concerns of the graduate student body and communicating with CGU faculty and administration on behalf of the graduate students.  We also sponsor social and cultural events throughout the entire year to help improve the quality of life for graduate students. Visit www.gsc.cgu.edu for more information.

Minority Mentor Program (MMP)

CGU developed the Minority Mentor Program (MMP) as part of its commitment to improve the retention of underrepresented students.  The MMP is one of CGU's systematic efforts aimed at ensuring that its leadership, faculty, staff, and students stay connected while embracing new ideas, perspectives, and solutions to real-world problems. 

Since MMP's founding, more than 2,000 students have participated in the program and its activities. www.cgu.edu/pages/1454.asp

 

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