Established in 2014, Pomona College Model UN (PCMUN) is a 4C team composed of Scripps, Pitzer, Mudd, and Pomona students. Model UN students participate in a simulation of international diplomacy that fosters greater cultural understanding, political respect, and global awareness. Model UN improves students' public speaking, negotiation, and networking skills. It also cultivates students' interest in international relations, politics, and global affairs.
Each school year, PCMUN attends 6-8 conferences in California and around the country and holds weekly practices in preparation for these tournaments. All travel expenses are covered by the PCMUN Executive Board, making this opportunity accessible to students regardless of financial background. Each spring semester PCMUN also hosts its own student-run conference called SAGEMUN, inviting participants from universities across the west coast.
PCMUN is ranked among the top 30 Model UN teams in the country. PCMUN team members have received dozens of individual accolades in addition to the following team delegation awards:
- University of California, Berkeley (UCBMUN) 2023 - Outstanding Large Delegation Award
- Washington University, St. Louis (WUMUNC) 2019 - Best Small Delegation Award
- Washington University, St. Louis (WUMUNC) 2016 - Outstanding Small Delegation Award
- University of California, Santa Barbara (SBIMUN) 2015 - Distinguished Delegation Award
How to Apply to Pomona College Model United Nations
The PCMUN team of approximately 30 people hosts tryouts every fall and spring semester. Tryouts are open to all 4C students, regardless of prior MUN experience. The PCMUN team leaders look for students with confidence, charisma, excellent oral communication skills and the ability to form strong arguments.
Outside of conferences and travel, the PCMUN team prides itself on being a strong, fun-filled community. In addition to weekly training, PCMUN hosts social events on and off campus, and runs a mentor/mentee program for new recruits.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to PCMUN student leadership with any questions at email@example.com.