Student Resources at Claremont Graduate University
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Resource Directory

CGU is engaged in all aspects of our students’ lives and provides services and programs to enhance your education experience and help you explore interests beyond the classroom. From housing, student clubs, and psychological care to dining, entertainment, and more—CGU strives to make your journey through graduate school a rewarding one.

  1. Basic Info
  2. Student Services
  3. Campus Life & Diversity Services
  4. Student Clubs and Associations
  5. Academics and Research
  6. Research at CGU
  7. Technology Support
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1. Basic Info

Start your own campus life experience by familiarizing yourself with these basic, important services.


The Huntley bookstore is the official bookstore for The Claremont Colleges and it is independently operated. Their services include:

  • Textbooks and Course Materials
  • Digital textbooks
  • Accessories
  • Apparel
  • Supplies
  • Technology (Hardware, Software)
  • Apple Support

Phone: (909) 607-1502

Campus Contacts

As a current student, you should refer to this directory of department and program contacts whenever in doubt.


Campus Safety

Always report all suspicious activities to Campus Safety. Campus Safety offers the following services:

  • Emergency response
  • Crime prevention
  • Parking information
  • Campus safety reports, and more

  • Website
    Phone: (909) 607-2000
    Campus Extension: 72000

Emergency Information

The University is aware of and has prepared for all types of emergencies including, but not limited to: earthquakes, fires, pandemic, and workplace violence. Click to find out about:

  • Emergency Procedures
  • Disaster Preparedness Plan
  • Faculty Information Kits
  • Drills, and more

Campus Safety: (909) 607-2000
Campus Safety (From Campus): 72000
Emergency Message Hotline: (866) 910-2200
HR/Workplace Violence Hotline: 1 (866) 648-510

Faculty and Staff (Directory)

Find any CGU staff or faculty member by entering information in one of the filters listed below. Search using the person's last or first name or their department.

Phone: (909) 621-8000

Mailroom and Duplication

CGU has its own mailroom and duplication services located in the basement of Harper Hall. Some of their services include:

  • B/W and Color Photocopies
  • Discount Cards to area amusement parks
  • Discounts to area movie theaters
  • Binding, Covers, and more

Phone: (909) 621-8320

Register for classes

Follow the link below for instructional videos on how to register for classes through MyCGU, your student portal.

  • How to register for a class
  • Classes with prerequisites
  • Classes that need special permission

Tutorial Videos
MyCGU / Student Portal

The Claremont Colleges / Claremont University Consortium (CUC)

The Claremont Colleges is a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. Each has its own campus, its own students and faculty, and its own distinctive mission. With 6,900 students and 3,600 faculty and staff, located on more than 560 acres of land, the consortium generates an endless variety of intellectual, cultural, and social activities.

Claremont University Consortium (CUC) is the central coordinating and support organization for The Claremont Colleges. Some of the 28 central services provided include campus safety, a central library, health and counseling services, and more.

Website (Claremont Colleges)
Website (CUC)


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2. Student Services

Start your own campus life experience by familiarizing yourself with these important services.

Career Management

The Office of Career Management works in partnership with students to achieve their career objectives. As career consultants, their services include counseling and specific workshops to help students focus their job search. Click to find out about:

  • Job Search websites
  • Resume & cover letter review/creation
  • Interview & career guidance
  • Webinars
  • Part of our Student Success Center

Phone: (909) 621-8177


Catholic, Christian Science, Jewish, Latter-Day Saints, Muslim, Protestant, Zen Meditation communities—and other on-campus religious and spiritual groups—meet at McAlister Center for worship services and programs overseen by the Chaplains. Some of their services are:

  • Worship services and religious observances
  • Pastoral counseling, spiritual formation, and crisis intervention/management
  • Supporting student groups in order to encourage a wide spectrum of religious life
  • Fostering a sense of community among students and faculty

  • Phone: (909) 621-8685
  • CUC "Connection"

    CUC's "Connection" is located at the south entrance to the Honnold-Mudd Library and hosts a variety of services, including:

    • Student ID cards
    • Duplicating Services
    • Entertainment Discount tickets (Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and more)
    • Mailroom
    • Laundry Services
    • Buy stamps, and more

    Phone: (909) 607-2273

    Counseling (Monsour)

    A well-trained team of psychologists, psychiatrists, and post-doctoral and intern therapists offer support for a range of psychological issues in a confidential and safe environment. Services offered include:

    • Brief individual counseling
    • Crisis intervention
    • Consultations and referrals
    • Psychiatric medication management, and more

    • Website
      Phone: (909) 621-8202

    Disability Services

    Claremont Graduate University is committed to offering auxiliary aids and services to students with verifiable disabilities, in compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Services offered include:

    Food Services / Cafeteria

    "Hagelbarger's" is the cafeteria at CGU. Click to find out about:

    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options
    • Daily menu
    • Hours of operation
    • Catering services

    Phone: (909) 607-3297

    Health Insurance

    CGU Health Insurance is optional and can be billed directly onto your tuition statement. Terms and conditions apply. Click to find out about:

    • Overview
    • Coverage dates
    • Fees
    • Dependent coverage
    • Opting out
    • International Students health coverage
    • FAQs and more

    Phone: (909) 621-8069

    Health Services

    Student Health Services (SHS) has a well-trained team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and medical support staff which provides full-service care. Appointments scheduled in advance are offered at no charge to students. Walk-in appointments, labs, imaging and prescriptions are available at reasonable fees. Click to find out about:

    • General medical visits
    • Sports physicals
    • Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
    • X-Ray, lab services, immunizations
    • Women's health, family planning, STD testing and counseling
    • Flu clinics, and more.

    Phone: (909) 621-8222


    CGU Graduate Housing offers a convenient ten-minute walk to campus, or an easy five-minute bike ride. In addition, it is a safe environment—well lit buildings, gated fencing, video surveillance, on-site staff, and routine patrols of the complex equate to a community that places a high value on the safety and security of its residents. Click to find out about:

    • Apartment Details and Pricing
    • Floorplans
    • Ammenities
    • FAQs and more

    Phone (Business Hours): (909) 607-8506
    Phone (Evenings and Weekends): (909) 607-8260

    *Evening and weekend response will be handled by our onsite residential staff.

    ID Card / Student Card

    CUC's "Connection," at the south entrance to the Honnold-Mudd Library, issues student ID cards for all CGU students. You must be registered for the semester in which you are requesting an ID card or a replacement ID card. Cards are available as indicated below:

    • New Student: Obtain your ID cards at the card center after classes begin.
    • Returning/Continuing students: If you need a replacement card, you must be registered for the semester during which you are requesting the replacement card.
    • All questions about ID Cards and their availability are handled by "Connection."

    Phone: (909) 607-2273

    Mediation and Resolution Services (Ombuds Office)

    The University's Ombuds Office helps individuals identify options for fair and equitable outcomes, and fosters civility and mutual respect. The Ombudsperson is confidential, independent, neutral and informal and offers a range of dispute resolution assistance for CGU students, faculty, staff, and administrators on situations such as:

    • Academic issues or grade disputes
    • Workplace conflicts or departmental politics
    • Perceived harassment or discrimination
    • University policies or procedures
    • Ethics issues or violations of law
    • Unfair treatment and other issues

    Phone: (909) 607-0908


    Parking permits are required when parking in any CGU parking lot. These permits are issued by Campus Safety. Click to find out about:

    • How to obtain a parking permit
    • Parking regulations
    • Lost/stolen permit
    • Towed vehicle information
    • Traffic citation appeal form and more

    Phone: (909) 621-8170

    Voter Registration

    The Office of the Secretary of State for the State of California has worked with colleges and universities throughout the state to encourage citizens to vote in state and national elections. In this page you will find:

    • Link for registering online to vote
    • Voter registration guidelines and forms
    • Voter Hotlines for citizens speaking a variety of languages and more



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    3. Campus Life & Diversity Services

    Start your own campus life experience by familiarizing yourself with these organizations and services.

    Asian American Studies

    The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS) addresses Asian and Pacific Islander issues and experiences through interdisciplinary teaching and research. Established in 1998, IDAAS provides a rich academic program to all students at The Claremont Colleges.

    Phone: (909) 607-2645

    Black Student Affairs

    The Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA) works to help students of African descent attain their undergraduate and graduate degrees, and become competent, ethical adults who are confident about their futures. Services provided include:

    • Give academic support
    • Promote leadership development
    • Organize cultural programming
    • Encourage inspiration through opportunities for social interaction

    Phone: (909) 607-3669

    Chicano / Latino Student Affairs

    Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) provides support programs and services that enhance the academic success and personal development of Chicano/Latino students at The Claremont Colleges. Some of their services include:

    • Activities that celebrate the history, heritage and culture of Chicanos and Latinos in the United States
    • Current information on scholarships, internships, fellowships and summer research programs
    • Electronic newsletter

    Phone: (909) 621.8044

    International Place (I-Place)

    Over 800 students from 74 countries attend The Claremont Colleges. Whether you are a visa student, hold US citizenship, permanent residency, have lived abroad, or simply want to meet people from around the world, the I-Place offers you services which include:

    • Airport pick-up
    • Host Family Program
    • English Conversation Partner Program for Graduate Students
    • Day trips
    • International Festival
    • Lunch and Conversations Program

    Phone: (909) 621-8344

    Queer Resource Center

    The Queer Resource Center is a 7-College resource center serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, pansexual and allied community at The Claremont Colleges. Services offered include:

    • Safe environment for those dealing with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, or coming out
    • Over 1200 LGBTQ-related books which can be checked out
    • Wide selection of queer movies that can be rented for free
    • Lounge and lobby (aka rainbow ski lodge) can be used for organizational meetings, doing homework and studying, or simply hanging out with good friends in a safe and welcoming space.

    Phone: (909) 607-1269

    Student Life & Diversity

    The mission of the Office of Student Life and Diversity is to provide organizational support and resources to empower students through our peer mentoring program, workshops, social events and student organizations whose mission is to promote social and political awareness, specifically with respect to issues of class, ethnicity, gender, race, physical and learning challenges, sexuality, and sexual orientation. Its services include:

    Phone: (909) 607-0789


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    4. Student Clubs and Associations

    Student campus organizations are the lifeblood of academia. Through active participation, students can network, make friends, and become advocates. Participation can also lead to dialogue and conversations that become useful as research material! Find the organization that best fits your interests. If you can't find what you're looking for, suggest creating one to CGU's Graduate Student Council.

    Black Graduate Students Association

    The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is a student-run organization dedicated to the support of the Pan-African student experience at Claremont Graduate University. The CGU BGSA is associated with the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA).

    Community & Global Health Student Association

    Our ultimate goal is to create a fertile environment to convene the top minds and diverse leaders from the sciences, public health, government, business, civil society, and the community to engage in creative problem-solving dialogues leading to new innovations in health, well-being, and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities here and abroad.


    CGU Graduate Student Council

    The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is concerned with promoting the welfare and concerns of the graduate student body and communicating with CGU faculty and administration on behalf of the graduate students. Click to find out about:

    • New Student Club application
    • Graduate Student Travel Awards
    • Social and cultural events throughout the entire year
    • Get involved!

    Contact Us

    Drucker School Student Association (DSSA)

    The DSSA strives to understand the needs of the Drucker community, and works to meet those needs through planning and execution, as well as collaboration and coordination with administration, the seven Claremont Colleges, student clubs, alumni, and outside parties.


    Latina/o Graduate Student Association

    The Latina/o Graduate Student Association (LGSA) is a collective of graduate students in various academic fields at Claremont Graduate University. It strives to achieve intellectual solidarity and unify collective efforts for positive change inside academic fields and within social community spaces. It believes in creativity, critique and collaboration as a source of empowerment and as tools for progressive communication. The LGSA is committed to social justice and seeks to provide positive intellectual, physical, and spiritual well-being.

    Facebook Group

    Religion Student Council (RSC)

    As students enrolled in the Department of Religion at Claremont Graduate University we seek to maximize the educational experience of all CGU students, to represent the goals, needs, and aspirations of CGU students of religion to the faculty and administration, and to explore and implement ways to facilitate learning and growth among CGU students of religion.


    Student Clubs and Organizations (2012-2013)


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    5. Academics and Research

    Whether you're struggling to outline a paper or need a professional review of your proposed research, CGU has many resources to help you succeed during your graduate studies.

    Institutional Review Board (IRB)

    As a graduate university, we seek to prepare students for roles as researchers in other institutions. And as such, we must abide by federal, state and university regulations which require that the use of human participants in research be reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). At CGU, the IRB is responsible for the following:

    • Reviewing research applications involving the use of human participants
    • Providing certifications of review to funding agencies
    • Receiving reports of adverse effects resulting from research with human participants
    • Monitoring complaints from human participants
    • Advising faculty, staff, and students on human participants review

    Phone: (909) 607-9655

    Library (Honnold/Mudd)

    The Library is partners with The Claremont Colleges in learning, teaching, and research. Some of the services provided are:

    • Nearly 2 million volumes in books and collections (journals, magazines, newspapers, electronic resources)
    • Interlibrary loans, educational workshops, individual and group study areas, and more.

    Inside Honnold Library you'll find:

    Phone: (909) 607-3959

    Preparing Future Faculty (PFF)

    The Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF) is part of a national movement to transform the way graduate students are prepared for their careers as professors. Through workshops, learning communities and for-credit courses, Claremont Graduate University students have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to teach at a variety of higher education institutions. Participating in the PFF Seminars will provide students with the following skills:

    • Part of our Student Success Center
    • Understanding the steps necessary in developing a course
    • Creating lessons appropriate for their students' intellectual development level
    • Encouraging active learning in large lecture courses
    • Identifying educational technology tools that will encourage student learning, and more



    Scholarship@Claremont is an open access scholarship repository with a set of services to capture, store, index, and provide access to scholarship produced by The Claremont Colleges academic community. Click to find out about:

    • Opening an account to access this repository
    • Top 10 downloads
    • Theses and Dissertations submission guidelines


    Writing Center

    The Writing Center at CGU offers assistance and support in academic reading, writing, and presentations as well as workshops and individual appointments. Some of the services include:

    • Part of our Student Success Center
    • Walk-Ins and In-Person or Skype appointments
    • Submit your papers / drafts online
    • Videos / Powerpoints / Webinars

    Phone: (909) 607-0012


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    6. Research at CGU

    The wide diversity of all research activities at CGU include affiliated centers, institutes, projects and moreŚlisted below, compiled by schools or area of study:

    Arts and Humanities

    Community & Global Health

    Educational Studies

    Information Systems & Technology



    Social Science, Politics, and Evaluation

    Transdisciplinary Studies

    If you find a missing entry or incorrect link, please email us at


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    7. Technology Support

    Review this listing of services and resources to help you navigate technological challenges along the way. Contact us thru:

    Audio Visual Services

    CGU has outfitted all of its classrooms with technology to support our students and faculty. Classroom-based technology includes networked instructor stations, data projectors, and access to CGU's wireless network. Click to find out about:

    • How to check out on loan laptops, digital cameras, portable data projectors, and video cameras.
    • How to request the set up of the technology in a smart classroom
    • Classroom Technology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


    CGU Tech Buzz (IT Blog)

    Useful technology resources suggested by the staff of the Office of Information Technology, including:

    • Latest technology news
    • Computer shortcuts and how-to's
    • Best security practices, and more


    Computer Labs

    There are currently seven computer labs distributed across our campus. The main computer labs are located in the Academic Computing Building (ACB) off College Ave. All computer labs are intended for use by CGU faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students so please always bring you ID Card with you. Click to find out about:

    • Locations
    • Hours of Operation
    • Software available


    Download Adobe PDF

    Adobe Reader enables users to view and print PDF files but has negligible PDF creation capabilities. This program is widely used as a method of presenting information with a fixed layout similar to a paper publication.



    All official university communications are sent only to students’ account.

    It is your responsibility to check on your CGU email daily to avoid missing out on important information. Click to find out about:

    • Logging in to your CGU email
    • Setting up cgu email on a smartphone or home computer
    • Setting up cgu email after you have graduated
    • Creating an email distribution list
    • Setting up a shared Outlook calendar
    • Email FAQ, and more


    Electronic Theses and Dissertations

    Are you working toward submission of your dissertation or thesis? Obtain the information you need to ensure it is published the way you want it to look. Submit, review, and revise your dissertation thesis.

    • Resources to help you write your thesis
    • Format guidelines and authoring tools
    • Publishing guidelines
    • Intellectual Property, Publishing Agreements, Guides and Policies
    • Online submission FAQ, and more



    HelpDesk coverage is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (holidays and weekends). HelpDesk can help you with these following issues:

    • Email password reset
    • Email forwarding
    • Can't get into MyCGU portal
    • Can't get into Sakai
    • Wireless issues
    • FAQs and more

    Campus Extension: 18174
    Off-Campus: (909) 621-8174
    Toll-Free: (800) 630-8893

    MyCGU (Student Portal)

    Check your student portal frequently for academic information including:

    • Holds that might prevent you from registering
    • Grades
    • Student bills

    Can't log in?: or ehelp


    Sakai is the course management and collaborative learning tool at CGU. This system serves students, faculty, and staff of all seven Claremont Colleges. Find out about:

    • Instructions on logging in to Sakai
    • Sakai Quick Start Guides
    • Introductory Videos
    • Tips and Tricks
    • FAQs and more

    Can't log in?:
    Phone: (909) 621-8174

    Technical Services Guide

    On this page, you will find links to instruction sheets, user guides, and video tutorials for the various software and services supported by the Office of Information and Technology (OIT). Please also visit our eHelp page to find answers to commonly asked questions on a variety of technology topics:

    • CGU Technology Orientation
    • Collaborate
    • Elluminate
    • Mathematicas
    • Microsoft Office
    • SPSS
    • Turnitin
    • Wikis


    Wireless Services

    Wi-fi services area available throughout our CGU portal software. This securely encrypted network is recommended by OIT as the preferred choice for all your network connectivity needs at CGU. The CGU portal software is designed for most laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Please contact the CGU Help Desk if the portal page does not successfully configure your device.

    Can't log in?:


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