EmPOWER Center

Violence Prevention & Advocacy Center of The Claremont Colleges

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The EmPOWER Center’s mission is to create a culture where all members of The Claremont Colleges respect and look out for each other, and where students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking receive holistic support and care.


The Center provides free, confidential advocacy and support to 7C students impacted by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. The Center collaborates closely with Project Sister Family Services, a community agency, to provide counseling services to students. To schedule an appointment with the Project Sister counselor located at the EmPOWER Center, please call

Walk-in hours: Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.

Healthy Relationships Wellness Circle

The confidential group starts Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., and meets every two weeks. Participate every two weeks or drop-in whenever you can. To attend and for more information, please email

Sexual Violence Survivor Support Group

The confidential group starts Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, and meets from 4:30-6 p.m. weekly. If you are interested in signing up, please call 909-607-0690.


The Center works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty, and community partners to build awareness and sensitivity and provide educational programs to the 7Cs community around healthy relationships, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

The EmPOWER Center welcomes all gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, ethnic and racial identities, religious affiliations, cultural identities, and immigration statuses. We are an open and affirming space for all.

Interested in collaborating with the EmPOWER Center? Have questions? The Director of the EmPOWER Center, Rima Shah, holds open hours on Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. Rima is a confidential resource. The EmPOWER Center is at 1030 Dartmouth Ave. Rima can also be reached at or 909-607-2689.