A student signing up to join KSPC, the college's radio station

First-year students can find clubs to join at the annual Turf Dinner.

Any list of organizations at Pomona College is only a snapshot. New interest groups and clubs are founded and funded frequently. Some, like The Student Life newspaper and Kappa Delta fraternity, have been around for decades. Others are new, founded when a student saw a need on campus.

Members of the IDEAS (Improving Dreams, Equality, Access and Success) club

Members of the IDEAS (Improving Dreams, Equality, Access and Success) club

“What I love about Pomona is that it’s so adaptable,” says King Edqux-Robinson ’15, who created two dance clubs. “It’s just so easy to create a space for you to thrive in.”

Clubs and organizations are one of many ways the Consortium shines – with more than 8,000 students, you’ll be able to interact with a wide array of other 5C students based on your extracurricular interests.

And we’ll help you find your space: each fall, the 5C Turf Dinner gives new 5C students a chance to meet one another and explore some of these clubs and organizations, or you can visit our CollegiateLink directory to browse organizations anytime. 

If you love:

  • Music: Join a Music Department ensemble, work at the college radio station or audition for an a cappella group.
  • Celebrating culture: Explore one of our many affiliation organizations for ethnic, religious and political groups.
  • Helping: Start at the Draper Center for Community Partnerships, and look into clubs like Challah for Hunger, the American Red Cross, or Food Rescue.
  • Writing and Photography: Work for The Student Life newspaper or look into the literary magazine scene.
  • Performing: In addition to Theatre Department productions, we have many student theatre productions, dance teams like The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company, and an improv club.
  • The Outdoors: On the Loose is one of the largest 5C clubs, sponsoring more than 150 outdoors trips each year to locations as far away as Utah. One favorite destination is Joshua Tree National Park.
  • Connecting: While the 5Cs don’t have a typical Greek system, we do have peer-led fraternal organizations that sponsor events that are open to all.
  • Deep Discussions: The Women’s Union hosts weekly talks, the Pomona Student Union brings speakers to campus to debate current issues, and the Students of Color Alliance Symposium hosts roundtable discussions.
  • Sustainability: Tend your own plot at the Organic Farm, fix sustainable rides at Green Bikes, or get active with Pomona for Environmental Activism and Responsibility (PEAR).
  • Leading: Run for student government, look into leadership opportunities in organizations like The Student Life or the Pomona Student Union, or apply for positions like sponsor or Orientation Adventure leader.