CPB Mission Statement
The mission of CPB shall be to create, organize, and implement inclusive programs for the students of Claremont McKenna College.
CPB is a campus organization that seeks to instill a sense of belonging and community for all CMC students. We will achieve this by planning inclusive, diverse, and engaging events open to the whole student body.
Statement Released on 06/04/20
To our CMC Community,
We are deeply disturbed by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other Black lives lost to police brutality and systemic racism. Our deepest condolences go out to their friends and families. We acknowledge the trauma faced by Black and Brown people across the country, and we are here for you. Black Lives Matter. This is not up for debate—it is a fact. We stand with the protests going on across the country and the world fighting against injustice. We support everyone on the frontlines of this fight.
The College Programming Board has always been committed to the principles of inclusivity and diversity to instill a sense of belonging for all CMC students through our programming. Fulfilling our mission as an organization is important regardless of where CMC students are located. We are committed to continuing the conversation through additional programming to further our efforts of educating those within our communities on combating systemic racism that our nation was founded on.
Looking into the future, CPB is committing itself to changes that will uplift silenced voices on campus. In order to increase the visibility and accessibility of events run by our peers, CPB will promote the programming of other partner clubs, groups, and departments across campus—especially affinity organizations. In addition, we will create better and more frequent avenues to receive feedback from the student body to hear comments regarding our shortcomings and how we can better serve you.
The College Programming Board stands with the Black community and all those who fight for justice, inclusion, and rejecting bigotry. It is imperative that we remain accountable for the injustices faced by Black and Brown people both on our campus and globally and take action to educate ourselves and others.
See ASCMC’s Statement and Compiled Resources for more information about external support and how you individually can take action.
The College Programming Board