Melvin Oliver designates Pitzer a ‘sanctuary college’

In a statement to the Pitzer College community on Nov. 30, Pitzer President Melvin Oliver designated the college a “sanctuary college” and wrote that the college would provide protection for undocumented students and refuse to voluntarily cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. With the uncertainty about the status of undocumented immigrants caused by Donald

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Pitzer Student Senate Disagrees Over Funding for Pro-Israel Student Retreat

During the Oct. 30 Pitzer College Student Senate Budget Committee meeting, a student’s request for $50 for transportation to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Progressive Student Retreat sparked lively debate when students sitting on the Budget Committee suggested that Senate not fund the student’s request. The student who made

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Pitzer Releases Living Document Addressing Campus Climate Diversity Issues

In November 2015, a group of concerned students of color at Pitzer College presented a Letter of Demands to the President, Board of Trustees, Faculty Executive Committee, and Alumni.  The group of concerned students of color, comprised of representatives from the Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC), Latinx Student Union (LSU),

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Maria Melendrez Hired as Pomona First-Generation Coordinator

In July 2016, Pomona College hired Maria Melendrez PZ ’16 as its first-generation student coordinator, a newly created position responsible for coordinating events to support first-generation and low-income students as they navigate their college experience. “The College has a 10-year-long commitment to the idea of access for low-income, first-gen students to the

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