Queer Groups at the Claremont Colleges

There are many groups for queer students across The Claremont Colleges. The LGBTQA groups listed on this page are not affiliated with the QRC. Severing different campus communities, these groups work together to build LGBTQ community as well as provide support and an inclusive space on their campuses.

The Alliance

OUR MOTTO: “Gender is a universe, and we are all stars.”

The Alliance is a space for trans*, genderqueer, gender non-conforming and gender questioning people affiliated with the Claremont Colleges Consortium. The primary goal of the Alliance is to foster solidarity and community through weekly meetings where we talk, share, and listen to one another’s experiences about gender non-conformity. Further goals include sustaining a visible trans* community, raising consciousness of gender diversity among the student body, and organizing for relevant political action. Anyone who considers themselves transgender, transsexual, gender neutral, genderless, bigender, genderqueer, is questioning their gender identity—or feels that their gender is explained by something else entirely—is welcome! In addition, we understand that gender often has a complex relationship with sexuality, class, religion, race and ability and other ways of being.

Meetings: The Alliance meets at the QRC Mondays at 6pm.
Contact: Bryn Lewin-Ofell

Ace Space

Ace Space is a student organization for those who identify on the asexual/aromantic spectrum at the Claremont Colleges.

Current President: Claire Dwyer

Check out their Facebook Page.

Claremont Safe Space

Claremont Safe Space is a 5C organization for all LGBTQIA+ students to connect.

Meetings: Claremont Safe Space is currently searching for a meeting time and place. People can be added to the Facebook group and find us on Claremont Connect.
Contact: TBD

Family

FamilyFamily Queer/Straight Alliance Group Description at the Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE) Office. Family strives to facilitate a space in which queer and allied students can come together to support one another and gain strength in community. Family proves a safe space for Scripps students of all gender identities and sexual orientations to come together and discuss, celebrate, support, and share issues and experiences of intersectionality and identity.

Meetings: Sundays @ 3:00 PM at the SCORE Office (Scripps only)
Contact: My Scripps Family
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-QueerStraight-Alliance/176641522353150

PRISM

People Respecting Identities and Sexualities at Mudd (PRISM) supports Mudd’s queer community by providing opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to socialize in a friendly environment, discuss issues facing the queer community at Mudd, and advocate for positive change.

Meeting times and locations vary by semester. For more information please contact PRISM.

Queer 5C Athletes

A group for LGBTQ Athletes of the 5Cs. FMI:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1412089705710915/?fref=ts

Queer Graduate Union (QGU)

QGU is dedicated to empowering and providing resources for GLBTQIA individuals at Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute. Our goal is to build a strong and safe community in which GLBTQIA individuals can live, study, and build strong networks across the Claremont Colleges regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Meetings: informal social events about 1x/month – join our facebook group for more information
Contact: QGU
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/7CsQGU/

Queers of Faith

Queers of Faith is a 7C group for LGBTQAI students of faith. We are welcoming to students of all faiths or no particular faith backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Our main goal is to create a safe space to work through the trials, tribulations, and triumphs that come from living as queer religious folk.

Meetings: TBD
If interested, contact the Chaplains’ Office at (909) 621-8685, or the Queer Resource Center at (909) 607-1817

Rainbow People Collaborative

Cartoon of rainbow peopleRainbow People Collaborative is Pitzer’s LGBTQQIAAP and everything in between and beyond club. Meetings rotate between facilitated discussions and club bonding activities. All meetings are open, but the first meeting of the month is specifically designated as “bring-a-friend” for new members.

Meetings: Thursdays at 9 PM in the Lavender Room

Check out their Facebook Page.

SAGA

SAGA is a club dedicated to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for students on campus regardless of sexuality or gender identity. We work with administration to discuss policies such as gender inclusive housing, as well as with the Queer Resource Center and Career Services to discuss resources that our members would like provided. We host events on campus such as Pride Party, Day of Silence, and several queer mixer events. We welcome all students to participate.

Meetings: Every other Thursday at 8pm in Claremont Hall Lounge
Contact:C.C. Schwab -cschwab19@students.claremontmckenna.edu

Check out their Facebook Page.

THEY/THEM

THEY/THEM is an acronym that stands for: “Trans Home for Everyone (and You!) That Helps Every Mudder.” THEY/THEM is a club oriented toward trans, non-binary, agender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, otherwise gender diverse, and gender questioning students. We work to provide space for community building, connect students to resources, and advocate on behalf of all Mudders without cis privilege.

Contact: theythem-l@g.hmc.edu