With an initial endowment of $1 million, Claremont Graduate University is incorporated as the second of the seven Claremont Colleges, a unique consortium of elite graduate and undergraduate institutions whose founders sought to “preserve the inestimable personal values of the small college while securing the facilities of a great university.”
Art at Claremont Graduate University
The first art seminar is offered during the summer session.
Politics & Policy
CGU launches its program in Politics & Public Policy, one of the oldest of its kind in the United States.
The Institute for Antiquity and Christianity
The Institute for Antiquity and Christianity is established as an interdisciplinary center for research into the ancient Near East, the classical cultures of Greece and Rome, and the emergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islamic studies. The Institute attracts leading faculty-scholars who spearhead the university’s renowned programs in Religion.
Peter Drucker arrives in Claremont
Peter F. Drucker, considered the father of modern management theory, arrives in Claremont. His work is instrumental in establishing CGU’s management school, where he taught for more than 30 years.
Quality of Life Research Center at CGU
A founding scholar in the field of positive psychology, Professor Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, along with Professor Jeanne Nakamura, launches the Quality of Life Research Center at CGU, propelling the university to the forefront of an exciting new field.
Keeper of the Flame
For CGU’s 75th anniversary, the official seal of the university is revised, adapting motifs from the original design. The distinctive flame symbolizes the pursuit of knowledge, truth, and justice and reflects the words from CGU’s motto, Multa lumina, una lux (“Many lamps, one light”).
CGU in DTLA
Claremont Graduate University expands into Downtown Los Angeles, a hub for creative industry academic programs, special events, and entrepreneurial collaborations.