OBSA Alumni Involvement

The Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA) is a cultural center and service unit within the Claremont University Consortium.

OBSA is developing a seven-college alumni database in order to offer a series of opportunities to connect with current students in the following ways:

  • Connecting students to Black alumni that are interested in identifying ways to connect to and support current Black students academically, professionally and culturally.

  • As of spring 2015, OBSA now hosts yearly alumni weekend receptions to welcome alumni, share information about OBSA’s current initiatives, and make connections with students.

  • Working with alumni to develop a virtual mentoring program, where alumni serve as mentors and role models that match the field interests of current students.

  • Gaining potential future hosts to provide housing for students who take part in OBSA’s annual Black Alternabreak. Black Alternabreak is a week-long community engagement trip during Spring Break. Students commit their break to volunteering with organizations in the larger community, addressing social issues such as environmental justice, community uplift, homelessness, and hunger. Coordinators lead three trips each spring to San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles.

  • Building a network of local California area of Black alumni of The Claremont Colleges that participates in various programming including networking events and workshops, OBSA anchor programming, speaking engagements for Black Graduation and other events.

If you’re a Claremont Colleges alum and have not already done so, please complete our alumni engagement survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NLJV9HJ

We will only contact you if you indicate on the survey that you want to be part of the initiatives listed above. All contact information is confidential and for office purposes only.

Be sure to attend our yearly alumni receptions hosted in OBSA during your college’s alumni weekend. Stop by and visit OBSA when you are in town or make an appointment to chat with our staff!