CGU is engaged in all aspects of our students’ lives and provides services and programs to enhance your education experience and help you explore interests beyond the classroom. From housing, student clubs, and psychological care to dining, entertainment, and more—CGU strives to make your journey through graduate school a rewarding one.
The Claremont Colleges is a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. Each has its own campus, its own students and faculty, and its own distinctive mission. With 6,900 students and 3,600 faculty and staff, located on more than 560 acres of land, the consortium generates an endless variety of intellectual, cultural, and social activities.
Claremont University Consortium (CUC) is the central coordinating and support organization for The Claremont Colleges. Some of the 28 central services provided include campus safety, a central library, health and counseling services, and more.
The Office of Career Management works in partnership with students to achieve their career objectives. As career consultants, their services include counseling and specific workshops to help students focus their job search. Click to find out about:
Catholic, Christian Science, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Muslim, Protestant, Zen Meditation communities—and other on-campus religious and spiritual groups—meet at McAlister Center for worship services and programs overseen by the Chaplains. Some of their services are:
Worship services and religious observances
Pastoral counseling, spiritual formation, and crisis intervention/management
Supporting student groups in order to encourage a wide spectrum of religious life
Fostering a sense of community among students and faculty
A well-trained team of psychologists, psychiatrists, and post-doctoral and intern therapists offer support for a range of psychological issues in a confidential and safe environment. Services offered include:
Claremont Graduate University is committed to offering auxiliary aids and services to students with verifiable disabilities, in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Services offered include:
Student Health Services (SHS) has a well-trained team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and medical support staff which provides full-service care. Appointments scheduled in advance are offered at no charge to students. Walk-in appointments, labs, imaging and prescriptions are available at reasonable fees. Click to find out about:
General medical visits
Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
X-Ray, lab services, immunizations
Women's health, family planning, STD testing and counseling
CGU Graduate Housing offers a convenient ten-minute walk to campus, or an easy five-minute bike ride. In addition, it is a safe environment—well lit buildings, gated fencing, video surveillance, on-site staff, and routine patrols of the complex equate to a community that places a high value on the safety and security of its residents. Click to find out about:
CUC's "Connection," at the south entrance to the Honnold-Mudd Library, issues student ID cards for all CGU students. You must be registered for the semester in which you are requesting an ID card or a replacement ID card. Cards are available as indicated below:
New Student: Obtain your ID cards at the card center after classes begin.
Returning/Continuing students: If you need a replacement card, you must be registered for the semester during which you are requesting the replacement card.
All questions about ID Cards and their availability are handled by "Connection."
The University's Ombuds Office helps individuals identify options for fair and equitable outcomes, and fosters civility and mutual respect. The Ombudsperson is confidential, independent, neutral and informal and offers a range of dispute resolution assistance for CGU students, faculty, staff, and administrators on situations such as:
The Office of the Secretary of State for the State of California has worked with colleges and universities throughout the state to encourage citizens to vote in state and national elections. In this page you will find:
Link for registering online to vote
Voter registration guidelines and forms
Voter Hotlines for citizens speaking a variety of languages and more
The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS) addresses Asian and Pacific Islander issues and experiences through interdisciplinary teaching and research. Established in 1998, IDAAS provides a rich academic program to all students at The Claremont Colleges.
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. Services provided include:
Give academic support
Promote leadership development
Organize cultural programming
Encourage inspiration through opportunities for social interaction
Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) provides support programs and services that enhance the academic success and personal development of Chicano/Latino students at The Claremont Colleges. Some of their services include:
Activities that celebrate the history, heritage and culture of Chicanos and Latinos in the United States
Current information on scholarships, internships, fellowships and summer research programs
Over 800 students from 74 countries attend The Claremont Colleges. Whether you are a visa student, hold US citizenship, permanent residency, have lived abroad, or simply want to meet people from around the world, the I-Place offers you services which include:
Host Family Program
English Conversation Partner Program for Graduate Students
The Queer Resource Center is a 7-College resource center serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, pansexual and allied community at The Claremont Colleges. Services offered include:
Safe environment for those dealing with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, or coming out
Over 1200 LGBTQ-related books which can be checked out
Wide selection of queer movies that can be rented for free
Lounge and lobby (aka rainbow ski lodge) can be used for organizational meetings, doing homework and studying, or simply hanging out with good friends in a safe and welcoming space.
The mission of the Office of Student Life and Diversity is to provide organizational support and resources to empower students through our peer mentoring program, workshops, social events and student organizations whose mission is to promote social and political awareness, specifically with respect to issues of class, ethnicity, gender, race, physical and learning challenges, sexuality, and sexual orientation. Its services include:
Student campus organizations are the lifeblood of academia. Through active participation, students can network, make friends, and become advocates. Participation can also lead to dialogue and conversations that become useful as research material! Find the organization that best fits your interests. If you can't find what you're looking for, suggest creating one to CGU's Graduate Student Council.
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. The CGU BGSA is associated with the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA).
Our ultimate goal is to create a fertile environment to convene the top minds and diverse leaders from the sciences, public health, government, business, civil society, and the community to engage in creative problem-solving dialogues leading to new innovations in health, well-being, and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities here and abroad.
The SCAH is a council of graduate students dedicated to enhancing graduate student well being. The mission of the SCAH is to enhance the condition of graduate student life through the work of the Council members in collaboration with the student body, other student councils, and student groups. The Council shall be an advocate for students and engage in activities that improve student life and experiences at Claremont Graduate University.
The Graduate Student Council (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. Click to find out about:
New Student Club application
Graduate Student Travel Awards
Social and cultural events throughout the entire year
The DSSA strives to understand the needs of the Drucker community, and works to meet those needs through planning and execution, as well as collaboration and coordination with administration, the seven Claremont Colleges, student clubs, alumni, and outside parties.
The Latina/o Graduate Student Association (LGSA) is a collective of graduate students in various academic fields at Claremont Graduate University. It strives to achieve intellectual solidarity and unify collective efforts for positive change inside academic fields and within social community spaces. It believes in creativity, critique and collaboration as a source of empowerment and as tools for progressive communication. The LGSA is committed to social justice and seeks to provide positive intellectual, physical, and spiritual well-being.
As students enrolled in the Department of Religion at Claremont Graduate University we seek to maximize the educational experience of all CGU students, to represent the goals, needs, and aspirations of CGU students of religion to the faculty and administration, and to explore and implement ways to facilitate learning and growth among CGU students of religion.
As a graduate university, we seek to prepare students for roles as researchers in other institutions. And as such, we must abide by federal, state and university regulations which require that the use of human participants in research be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). At CGU, the IRB is responsible for the following:
Reviewing research applications involving the use of human participants
Providing certifications of review to funding agencies
Receiving reports of adverse effects resulting from research with human participants
Monitoring complaints from human participants
Advising faculty, staff, and students on human participants review
The Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF) is part of a national movement to transform the way graduate students are prepared for their careers as professors. Through workshops, learning communities and for-credit courses, Claremont Graduate University students have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to teach at a variety of higher education institutions. Participating in the PFF Seminars will provide students with the following skills:
Scholarship@Claremont is an open access scholarship repository with a set of services to capture, store, index, and provide access to scholarship produced by The Claremont Colleges academic community. Click to find out about:
CGU has outfitted all of its classrooms with technology to support our students and faculty. Classroom-based technology includes networked instructor stations, data projectors, and access to CGU's wireless network. Click to find out about:
How to check out on loan laptops, digital cameras, portable data projectors, and video cameras.
How to request the set up of the technology in a smart classroom
There are currently seven computer labs distributed across our campus. The main computer labs are located in the Academic Computing Building (ACB) off College Ave. All computer labs are intended for use by CGU faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students so please always bring you ID Card with you. Click to find out about:
Adobe Reader enables users to view and print PDF files but has negligible PDF creation capabilities. This program is widely used as a method of presenting information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication.
Are you working toward submission of your dissertation or thesis? Obtain the information you need to ensure it is published the way you want it to look. Submit, review, and revise your dissertation thesis.
Resources to help you write your thesis
Format guidelines and authoring tools
Intellectual Property, Publishing Agreements, Guides and Policies
On this page, you will find links to instruction sheets, user guides, and video tutorials for the various software and services supported by the Office of Information and Technology (OIT). Please also visit our eHelp page to find answers to commonly asked questions on a variety of technology topics:
Wi-fi services area available throughout our CGU portal software. This securely encrypted network is recommended by OIT as the preferred choice for all your network connectivity needs at CGU. The CGU portal software is designed for most laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Please contact the CGU Help Desk if the portal page does not successfully configure your device.