Student Organizations

is the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting. This is the largest Latino association for business professionals and students with chapters nationwide and has over 15,000 members. While ALPFA is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting and finance profession, and building leadership and career skill, it is open to anyone. Katherine Rodriguez (CMC class of 2014) is re-starting the Claremont Colleges Chapter. As President and Founder, she plans to make ALPFA a well-known name on campus. “I believe that ALPFA can play a major role in the students’ leadership and future career development. We bring business leaders as guest speakers every month.”
ALPFA has hosted guest speakers including Jose Campos, a Partner at Deloitte and a CMC Alumnus who spoke about Interviewing Skills, Bryan Banta, a Senior Manager at KPMG who is also a CMC Alumnus who spoke about Networking Skills, and INROADS, an organization that strives to develop and place talented undeserved students in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. Lizett Arredondo (CMC class of 2014) is a member of ALPFA and said the events have been, “useful for planning ahead for my own future career.”
All students are welcomed and encouraged to join. For any questions regarding ALPFA, please contact Katherine Rodriguez at

Café con Leche
seeks to provide a forum for the discussion of social, political and economic issues that affect women, particularly those of Latina descent. We intend to raise awareness of diversity and its implications in our immediate community and surrounding areas. We dedicate ourselves to social justice by developing a critical lens through which we can analyze ourselves and the world. We welcome all members of the Scripps community regardless of racial and cultural heritage to join us in this pursuit.

The Claremont Caballeros (ΣΘΧ)
work to create an environment that is inclusive and accepting. ΣΘΧ is a socially, intellectually and politically progressive alliance of students who provide support for other students of color and their allies at The Claremont Colleges, through organizations such as Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA), Uncommon Good, and Pitzer College‚Äôs Community Engagement Center. ΣΘΧ strives to provide a safe space that builds coalitions that affirm and educate about the multi-dimensional, intersectional identities of students of color. This includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, nation of origin, citizenship, religious affiliation, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, ability and socio-economic status. The 2013–2014 Officers are Nicholas Romo, Emmanuel Camarillo, and Mauricio Molina.

Empowered Latin@s in Action (E.L.A.)
is an inclusive, student-driven, Pomona College organization, open to students from all the 5-C’s, striving to maximize opportunities for Chican@s/Latin@s. We work to bring cultural, social, and political awareness and change to the greater 5-C community in solidarity with other underrepresented groups.
Contact Information:
Isaac Medina —
Janet Herrera —

at the Claremont Colleges aims to foster a vibrant community for immigrants and help bring increased awareness of immigrant struggles to the Claremont college community. It is the purpose of IDEAS to organize, promote, encourage, and further the education of immigrant students by providing social networks and academic and financial resources to students. IDEAS plans to carry out, foster and advocate for an accessible environment in university education for all immigrants.
This year’s Co-Presidents are:
Sergio Rodriguez —
Jacqueline Hernandez —
Or you may use the IDEAS executive board email:

La Fe
stands for “the faith” and is a shortened version for the Latino Fellowship, which is a ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship focused on reaching and providing a community of faith to Latino students in the Claremont Colleges. We are a non-denominational group of students as we represent students from Catholic to Pentecostal backgrounds and simply love God and want to maintain our faith throughout our college experience. We meet weekly to have Bible Study where we read scripture, pray, worship, eat and commune as a familia. We also plan monthly events and join the general Pomona-Pitzer Christian Fellowship on Fridays, where we hear a speaker, worship, and get to know other bible study members throughout the campuses. Anyone is welcome to join us.
La Fe Bible Study Leaders:
Diana Ortiz —
Delilah Garcia —
Additional information at:
LaFe Latino Fellowship web site

Las Claremont Señoritas
is a 5C organization that seeks to establish a lasting social network among the female Latino community through a sisterhood that can bring social, emotional, and cultural support. Our sisterhood supports and unites Latino women of all backgrounds and interests by holding weekly social gatherings in a safe and comfortable space where Latinas can express themselves while growing and developing character. We believe that by upholding ourselves to a code of morals and standards, we too can grow to be confident contributing members of society. The Co-Presidents are Maria de los Angeles Contreras and April Carlson.

Latino Graduate Student Association at CGU
is a collective of graduate students in various academic fields at Claremont Graduate University. We strive to achieve intellectual solidarity and unify our collective efforts for positive change inside our academic fields and within our social community spaces. We believe in creativity, critique and collaboration as a source of empowerment and as tools for progressive communication. With our commitment to social justice this association seeks to provide spaces for positive intellectual, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Contact Information:

Latino Student Forum
serves as a space where CMC students, faculty and staff can collaborate in an effort to increase awareness of Chicano/Latino culture and foster a sense of community across campus. For more information, contact one or both of the Co-Presidents for the 2013–2014 academic year. They are Sheila Panez and Angelica Ferreira. They can be reached at and

Latino Student Union
— The purpose of this Pitzer, student run organization is to provide a forum of current political, cultural, and social awareness, as well as involvement and support in the Latina/o community and the surrounding Claremont Colleges community. For additional information, please contact Alba Cobian at or Nick Romo at

Mariachi Serrano de Claremont
— This student directed ensemble formed in the fall of 2005 when Maciel Hernandez (CMC ’08) realized her goal of establishing a mariachi band at The Claremont Colleges. It was a rough start with many hurdles and challenges but with the support from CLSA, Vince and Tina López, ASPC, ASCMC, our instructors, and all of our fans, we have been able to develop and grow as a group and to bring the joy of mariachi music to many, both on- and off-campus. Contact us at

SPLS, Society of Professional Latinos in STEMs,
empowers the Hispanic community, specifically through an education in science and technology, to make positive contributions to society. We reach out and inspire the next generation to realize their potential, leading by example. We network and push ourselves, the current generation, to make the biggest impact we can and represent the Hispanic community in STEMS.
Christopher Zazueta:

Last updated: 7/31/2013 3:41:58 PM