Diversity FAQs

Pitzer College seeks to enroll students whose backgrounds and experiences offer varying perspectives on living and learning in a multicultural world.  In order to accomplish this, we offer this program to encourage students to visit and enroll at Pitzer College. The Spring Diversity Program, 2015, will occur from April 16-18.


Who is eligible?
Admitted high school seniors from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds from the continental United States are eligible for this program._MG_1603 Students must receive an RSVP card to attend.

How do I RSVP?

The online reservation form will be made available toward the end of March. Space is limited, so it is important that students register shortly after receiving their invitation. The deadline to RSVP is April 1, 2015.

Who is accepted?
The spring program is for admitted students. An invitation will be given to targeted students in their admit packets.

How do I know if my RSVP was received?
Once you RSVP online you will be redirected to a confirmation page notifying you that your application has been received. Within two business days you should receive an email from one of our Diversity Interns. If you do not receive an email, we did not receive your application and you should contact our office at 909.621.8129.

What will students do?
As a participant in the Spring Diversity Program, you will attend an Admitted Student Day on Friday, April 17, 2015. Additionally, you will stay in the residence halls with a current student, attend a class, and eat in the dinning hall. You will also have the chance to meet with coaches, faculty, staff, and students.

Will the program cover the other Claremont Colleges?
While there will be a scavenger hunt around the other Claremont Colleges, this program is geared towards students who are interested in Pitzer College. All students on the Diversity Program are required to attend all planned programming and stay within the parameters of the five Claremont Colleges.

Why should I attend?
The Diversity Program has been created in an effort to increase multicultural diversity at Pitzer College. The program also allows students who might not otherwise have the means to visit Pitzer an opportunity to experience our campus community.13909186471_6804a30aa9_b

I cannot attend the program. Are there other opportunities to visit campus?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer other expense-paid options outside of the Diversity Program. To discover other visit opportunities, like Admitted Student Day, please refer to the admitted student webpage. You can also schedule an overnight here: http://pitweb.pitzer.edu/admission/visiting-campus/

Who should I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact Mattie Ross or one of our Diversity Interns. They can be reached by calling toll-free at 1-800-PITZER1 or admdiversity@pitzer.edu.
We are excited about your interest in Pitzer College!

Once Selected…

Diversity Interns will email you requesting more information. Please check your email often.

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What do I need to bring?
Please bring the following:
• Picture ID
• Towel, toothbrush & toiletry articles
• Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
• Homework or a book to read
• Sweater or Jacket
• Spending money
• Sleeping bag

and don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle!