the CPB mission

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



To our CMC Community,


We are heartbroken and angered by the murder of 8 people—6 of whom were women of Asian descent—in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday. We recognize this hate crime as part of a slew of Anti-Asian violence that experienced a spike with the COVID-19 pandemic, and our deepest condolences go to the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community in these times. 


We acknowledge that these acts of violence have only compounded the stress, fear, and anxiety of the last year for members of the CMC community. The College Programming Board stays committed to fostering a safe and inclusive community, and we are dedicated to working with school organizations to support APIDA students. In particular, we want to lend our support to APAM in their efforts to enact institutional change for the APIDA community on campus.


Resources (compiled by APAM Mentors):

  • Monsour offers free, confidential therapy to students 

    • 24hr Hotline: (909) 621-8202

  • Monsour, Drop-in hours for APIDA-identifying students

  • ARC Counseling & Wellness Group Discussions

    • Dr. Rebekah So

    • Fridays from 4-6pm (contact APAM for more information)

  • APAM mentors





The College Programming Board

Statement Released on 03/19/21