Student Community

Clubs & Organizations

At Claremont Graduate University there are many opportunities to make your education more than just hitting the books. We have a variety of clubs and organizations that you can be a part of or use the services of to enhance your academic experience.

Student Clubs

HR Connect
The Human Resources Design Group is a student led initiative at CGU which strives to develop and promote an academic and social community for HRD students. In an effort to provide strategic resources and opportunities for current and past students, the group is guided by the tenets of Information Exchange, Community Involvement, and Network Building. Our goal is to foster positive collaboration, energize professional connections, and establish a community where HRD students may continuously develop as Human Resources professionals.

Graduate Student Council
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.

Student Advocacy Association
The SAA is the liaison between students and SBOS department faculty and is comprised of student representatives from each concentration area. Additionally, SAA organizes a number of workshops and networking events, as well as social events throughout the year. Our mission is to support the students of SBOS while enriching your graduate school experience.

Black Graduate Student Association
Founded in 1995, the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is a student-run organization dedicated to the support of the Pan-African student experience at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). The CGU BGSA is associated with the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA).

Net Impact
Originally founded as Students for Responsible Business in 1993, Net Impact is a network of business leaders in a unique position to influence what happens in society for years to come.

Management Consulting Club
The Management Consulting Club establishes close, professional relationships with members of the consulting industry.

Student Resources

Minority Mentor Program
In 1994, CGU developed the Minority Mentor Program (MMP) as part of its commitment to improve the retention of underrepresented students.

SBOS Peer Mentoring Program
At an SBOS community-building event held in the spring of 2006, students identified a need for peer mentoring relationships. In response, the SBOS Peer Mentoring Program (SPMP) was launched in January 2007. Although initially envisioned as a means of supporting incoming students in their transition into the SBOS community, SPMP’s goals have been expanded to address the needs of students at all stages of their graduate education.

The Writing Center
The Claremont Graduate University Writing Center provides 1 free consultation every week for all CGU students, faculty, and staff. We believe that any writer, even a professional, can benefit from sharing drafts with a colleague.

The Office of Black Student Affairs
OBSA works to help students of African descent attain their undergraduate and graduate degrees, and become competent, ethical adults, who are confident about their futures. The department has a special interest and responsibility in helping students strengthen their cultural understanding and their social and emotional development.

Chicano/Latino Student Affairs
Since its founding in 1969, Chicano/Latino Student Affairs has had a strong commitment to the retention and graduation of Chicano/Latino students at the Claremont Colleges. Within the Claremont Colleges Consortium, CLSA provides support and resources to students and their families. Our programs and services are designed to enrich cultural identity, social development and strengthen student leadership roles in the college community.

I-Place
I-Place is an exciting hub of international activity throughout the year. It is a “home away from home” for students from abroad and from the United States; a lounge for relaxing with a cup of coffee and a newspaper or just to hang out! It is also a center for cultural exchange and educational programming on key global issues; as well as a resource for international students.

The Drucker Institute
Transforms the Drucker archival repository into a think tank and an action tank whose purpose is to stimulate effective management and ethical leadership across all sectors of society. The Drucker Institue is a campus-wide resource that is closely aligned with Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.

The Huntley Bookstore of the Claremont Colleges
All the supplies you will ever need throughout your academic career. Conveniently located steps away from the CGU campus.
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