In addition to hosting guest speaker series, poetry readings, art exhibits, and more, the School of Arts & Humanities is home to several student-led associations that broaden its curricular offerings, create networking opportunities, and enhance the student experience.

Student Council of the Arts & Humanities

The Student Council of Arts & Humanities (SCAH) is dedicated to enhancing the experiences of graduate students attending Claremont Graduate University. The council’s missions are to be an advocate for the interests of Arts and Humanities students to the university’s faculty, staff, and administration and to provide a forum for the discussion of student ideas, concerns, and achievements.

Early Mod Squad

The Early Mod Squad is a social club representing community members in the Early Modern Studies concentration at Claremont Graduate University. The club hosts events and provides online and email updates “for all things early modern.” For more information, contact us.

Graduate Student History Association

The Graduate Student History Association (GSHA) seeks to enhance and enrich CGU’s student body by creating an atmosphere of historical inquiry and forging a common community of interests for history and non-history students alike. The GSHA intends to expand the range of possibilities CGU students might explore and to ignite creative ways of approaching their work practically, theoretically, and historically. The GSHA hopes to accomplish this through providing workshops, discussions, and an annual conference grounded in the discipline of history but inclusive of other disciplines. For more information, contact us.

Religion Student Council

The Religion Student Council (RSC) seeks 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. For more information, contact us.

Claremont Mormon Studies Student Association

The Claremont Mormon Studies Student Association (CMSSA) is dedicated to providing academic and social support for students, researchers, and professionals with an interest in the academic study of Mormonism. As an extracurricular extension of Mormon Studies in CGU’s Religion Department, its main objective is to enrich, enliven, and engender intellectual conversations among students and scholars. To that end, CMSSA assists the Religion Department in preparing young scholars by regularly sponsoring student and scholar research presentations, hosting critical topical discussions that will highlight issues especially relevant to contemporary religious communities, and sponsoring graduate student conferences. For more information, contact us.

Society for Philosophy and Religion at Claremont

The Society for Philosophy and Religion at Claremont (SPARC) is an official student organization sponsored by CGU’s School of Religion. The purpose of the society is to provide a forum within which graduate students can engage in creative discussion concerning topics pertinent to the fields of philosophy and religious studies, including the relations found between these fields and the arts, sciences, and other humanities. Students from all departments of CGU, the Claremont School of Theology, and the 5Cs are welcome and encouraged to engage.

Foothill: a journal of poetry

Directed by students at CGU, Foothill: a journal of poetry is a print and online poetry journal that features the work of emerging poets enrolled in graduate programs around the world. The journal is sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities, which is also home to the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and Kate Tufts Discovery Award. For more information, contact us.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is an international honors society for students of English at CGU that is dedicated to fostering literacy and all aspects of the discipline of English. For more information, contact us.

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