Pacific Islander Empowerment (PIE)

This committee will center Pacific Islander voices and narratives on campus. We aim to make space for Asian Pacific Islanders in the 5C community due to the systemic erasure and underrepresentation of Pacific Islanders under the aggregated term AAPI. We want to take action and raise community awareness of the impact of settler colonialism on Pacific Islanders. It is crucial to support indigenous communities in and outside of the classroom through advocacy for Native/Indigenous studies and solidarity with Indigenous and Pacific Islander students as well as affinity groups, such as IPMP and ISA. The invisibilization of indigenous communities is reflected in the absence of Native/Indigenous studies in the Claremont Colleges. Our committee aims to subvert academic space that does not prioritize indigenous voices and histories by organizing events that center Pacific Islanders, indigenous epistemologies, and our positionality within settler colonialism as 5C students.

Committee for South Asian Voices (CSAV)

CSAV aims to increase awareness of different issues the South Asian community faces. The committee works with the South Asian Mentor Program (SAMP) to create programming to bring South Asian speakers to campus and facilitate student-led discussions on different challenges students at the 5Cs face.

Re-Imagining Social Expectations (RISE)

RISE committee is dedicated to centering the voices of queer and trans AAPIs, working toward dismantling cisheteropatriarchy, uplifting the voices of AAPI womxn, and supporting survivors of sexual violence.

Southeast Asian Committee (SEACOM)

SEACOM seeks to explore issues, experiences, and narratives of Southeast Asian (American) students and communities. This includes addressing lack of representation among Southeast Asian students in the 5C campus, providing outreach and education to increase awareness of Southeast Asian issues, and building a student community among 5C Southeast Asians.

Healing Through heART

Healing through heART hopes to center self-love and healing through creative forms of expression. We aim to foster healthy communities by prioritizing intentional, holistic health and well-being by means of different systems of knowledge and alternative healing. We aspire to uplift marginalized creatives and increase accessibility to the arts.