In order to be a more inclusive environment, the 5Cs must recognize diversity of ability and provide better accessibility, writes Max Zonana PO ’26.
On Saturday, former presidential candidate and previous Pomona College student Marianne Williamson participated in a Zoom call with Claremont DISCOVR — a 5C advocacy group for students with disabilities — in support of flexible hybrid learning options for vulnerable students.
When in-person classes at the 5Cs resumed Jan. 31, not everyone celebrated the return to the classroom. Some students have been advocating for the colleges to offer a hybrid learning option, citing issues of educational inequity.
Changes due to COVID-19 are adding topics to a long-needed conversation about accessibility and resources for disabled students on Pomona’s campus.
Making DISCOVR an institutionally backed program will provide necessary support for students with disabilities, writes Luciénne Reyes PZ ’24.