There are currently three mentorship programs that are housed within or next to the AARC. Look here to read a bit more about each of them!

South Asian Mentorship Program (SAMP)

SAMP is a 5C resource for all South Asian and Indo-Caribbean identifying first-year and transfer students at the Claremont Colleges. SAMP was founded in 2016 and is now going on its third year at the Claremont Colleges. Contact for more information!

Asian American Mentorship Program (AAMP)

AAMP 2018-19 LogoEstablished in the fall of 1989, the Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP) is a student-run organization that fosters community among individuals who self-identify as Asian, Pacific Islander, Asian American, multiethnic, and/or multiracial. First-year and transfer students who self-identify as AAPI on their college applications are placed in small mentor groups led by student mentors. Common mentor group activities include lunches and off-campus excursions. AAMP sponsors an annual off-campus retreat that provides an opportunity for AAPI first-years to interact with each other and mentors in a focused setting that is conducive to a social as well as intellectually stimulating experience. Contact AAMP at!

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Indigenous Peer Mentorship Program (IPMP)

The Indigenous Peer Mentoring Program (IPMP) is a 5C student-driven collective focused on the communal well-being and development of students identifying with an Indigenous community from across the world. First-year/transfer students who identify as American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or are from an international Indigenous community are placed in small community circles with other new students, which are then in turn led by current student mentors.

IPMP serves to foster a stronger connection between Indigenous students while helping develop their respective academic, personal, and professional lives throughout their tenure at the Claremont Colleges. By engaging students with a series of educational, social and community activities, IMP is available as a resource to ease the transition between home and college for new Indigenous students and to help develop best practices for the inclusion of Indigenous academia in the Colleges.

IPMP is housed in the Smith Campus Center 235 at Pomona College.