ASCMC

Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College

Incorporated 1976

black student RESOURCES

Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA): The Office of Black Student Affairs is a 5C resource meant to help black students across the campuses. OBSA offers an annual black book which include local resources and opportunities for students, including black owned businesses, festivals, faculty/staff, natural hair salons, cultural food places, and more! They also offer: 

Black Students Association (BSA): Black Students Association is a CMC club that welcomes black students and allies to attend meetings and events. BSA strives to create a safe space for Black students at CMC and allies to learn, grow, and implement positive change together.

Pan African Students Association (PASA): Pan African Students Association is a 5C organization that practices activism, leadership, community service, and social events to celebrate and promote diversity, acceptance, and unity. It works in conjunction with OBSA to educate students of African descent and the general college community about issues related to Pan-Africanism.

Building Leaders on Campus-BLOC: BLOC is a brotherhood for black men at the Claremont Colleges. They emphasize the need for community, unity, and leadership on campus and try to give back to our community and the general inland empire. BLOC promotes academic achievement and celebrates members’ successes. The organization recognizes, takes on, and tries to mitigate hardship as exercises in collective compassion.

Black Campus Ministries (BCM):  Black Campus Ministries seeks to provide students of African descent at the Claremont Colleges with a community in which they can develop valuable, spiritual relationships with fellow Christ seekers, followers, and inquires through humble, open, and transparent discussions about the Bible, Christian principles and individual journeys to and through faith. 

Habesha Students Association: Habesha Students Association aims to foster a community for Eritrean and Ethiopian students across the different campuses to ease the college acclamation process and augment their voices on relevant matters. 

Black Womyn’s Collective (BWC) : Black Womyn’s Collective is a 5C organization that practices activism, leadership, community service, and social events to celebrate and promote diversity, love, acceptance, and unity amongst Black Womyn.