Our Mission

Pitzer Advocates is a group of individuals seeking to support and foster community and allyship for survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, hate crimes, or related experiences. We are here to be a support system and someone to talk to, to help find the right resources for each individual, and to aid in the reporting process. Our primary goal is to support survivors but we also strive to create a campus climate that combats rape culture in a variety of contexts, including, but not limited to, classrooms, campus nightlife, extra-curricular communities, institutionally, and within interpersonal relationships.

How We Got Started

In the spring of 2014, Pitzer Advocates was founded by a small group of people who recognized that this was a necessary resource to build at Pitzer. By the fall we had created a solid group of 8 people who dedicated their time to building a relationship with the administration and becoming a Pitzer club. By Spring 2015, over 20 people had gone through the application process and were trained as Advocates! In the past few semesters, we have created Support Groups and daily Office/Support Hours. We are striving to be the best resource we can: always hoping to grow and learn. We are ready to continue to fight for the safe campus and community that all Pitzer students deserve.

Our Roles

  • As Advocates we are always available to talk. We want to support you and hear your stories.
  • We can help you fully understand all of the resources available to you, as well as make sure you get what you need.
  • Should you choose to report an experience, we will be there to support you through that process.
  • We are not mandated reporters and any information you share with us will be completely confidential. 
  • We can guide you through helping a friend or loved one.
  • We are also here to support you and help you take care of yourself if someone you care about is a survivor.