Graduate school is a big adjustment. Research shows students are more likely to achieve academic success when—in addition to developing academic and career goals—they are engaged on campus, bonding with peers, and maintaining a healthy work–life balance.

At Claremont Graduate University, we understand that health, wellness, and community are critical to the success of our students and essential to creating innovative solutions to complex problems. We strive to meet the social, cultural, and spiritual needs of our increasingly diverse student body, offering an array of support services and resources.

Whether swatting away some energy with the CGU Ping Pong Club or pursuing social and political engagement through the Graduate School Council, our students are encouraged to connect with the community and help shape the day-to-day CGU experience for themselves and others. When graduate school life gets stressful, our students have easy, local access to nature, yoga, surfing, and more. School-specific associations let you connect and collaborate with likeminded scholars. And a variety of diversity resources helps to ensure a culturally rich graduate experience for all CGU students.

Explore the student resources that CGU has to offer, and keep in mind that we always welcome new ideas for student organizations.


Dean of Students and Campus Life

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Quamina Carter

Vice President of Student Affairs, Student Services


The Dean of Students serves as the primary student advocate and liaison to the CGU Administration, overseeing the Office of Student Life and Diversity and CGU Apartments. The Dean of Students & Campus Life provides student support, fosters campus leadership, and enhances the co-curricular experience of the student community.