The Campus Safety Office patrols the campuses, responds to emergencies, reports and refers suspicious circumstances, maintains crime records and promotes crime prevention. Officers can be reached around the clock at (909) 607-2000.
Students on campus needing immediate attention should call X72000, not "911." Campus Safety is best positioned to respond to incidents and contact fire, police or ambulance services. The 911 system cannot locate individual phones on the campuses.
The Campus Safety office is in the Pendleton Business Building on 8th Street, across from the Huntley Bookstore. Campus Safety also handles vehicle registration and parking regulations. The cost of registration for HMC students is $20 per semester or $40 per year. Any student may have a car on campus, as long as it is registered.
Campus Safety also tracks crimes reported on campus and in the area around HMC. These are compiled into reports required by the federal government under what is known as the Clery Act. The Clery reports of campus crime statistics are available for 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002.
Health Education Outreach
The Health Education Outreach (HEO) educates and provides resources on the risks to and benefits from a healthy college life. HEO conducts workshops, distributes information and counsels and refers students on the spectrum of student concerns, including sex, alcohol, eating, sexuality, drugs, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, stress, sleep and so on. Their office is located in the Tranquada Student Services Center—southwest of the Honnold Library.
For questions about college student health issues, consult the extensive Go Ask Alice database from Columbia University's Health Education Program. If you're interested in information on alcohol and its place in college life, Facts on Tap by Phoenix House has a good set of online information.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is the main health care facility for students. Office visits are free, and most routine health services are available. The facility is located in the Tranquada Student Services Center—southwest of the Honnold Library.
Student Health Insurance Information
Student health coverage is mandatory for all students. Student insurance is available; Renaissance Insurance company currently provides this coverage for Claremont Colleges students.
Students needing emergency room services or hospitalization often go to the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center in Pomona (909-865-9500) or San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland (909-985-2811). Those with insurance from Kaiser often use the services of the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Their emergency room phone number is (909) 427-5521.
For services not requiring an emergency room visit, the Central Avenue Urgent Care Center is closest to HMC, at the corner of Central Avenue and Arrow Highway in Upland. Staff can be reached at (909) 625-4848.
Monsour Counseling Center
The Monsour Counseling Center serves the mental health needs of Claremont students. All services are free and available to all Mudd students. While counselors certainly aid with crisis situations, their expertise is open to students who would simply like to discuss their concerns with a professional counselor. Monsour is in the Tranquada Student Services Center—southwest of the Honnold Library.
Students needing psychiatric hospitalization most often go to Canyon Ridge Hospital on Central Avenue in Chino. The number there is (909) 590-3700.
Bookstore and Library Services
The Huntley Bookstore is the main place to buy textbooks, general books, school supplies, and HMC clothing and trinkets. They have a web-based textbook search and order service that speeds that beginning-of-the-semester rush. Huntley also has educational discounts on computer hardware and software. If you still want to hunt down books for class in online bookstores, we’ve compiled a handy list. Huntley is immediately west of the Honnold Library.
The primary service students will utilize during their tenure at Mudd is the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges.
The Telephone Office site has information on how to access long distance phone service and the central voice mail system. Information on phone service for new students comes in summer postings. If you have phone trouble, call (909) 621-8188. The voice mail hotline is (909) 607-3172.
The Office of the Chaplains serves the spiritual needs of all religious denominations of The Claremont Colleges' students. Three staff members—a Jewish rabbi, a Catholic priest and a Protestant minister—share the duties. The Chaplains also coordinate many community service activities for the Colleges. Their office is located in the McAlister Center, just north of the main Honnold Library.
Other religious and spiritual organizations at the Colleges include the Unitarian Universalist Group of the Claremont Colleges, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Claremont Buddhist Activities, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Claremont Bible Chapel, a small nondenominational church. For the addresses of other churches, synagogues and temples in the area, consult the forthcoming or shelved LookBook provided by Orientation sponsors.
Cultural Support and Educations
Office of Black Student Affairs
The Office of Black Student Affairs' (OBSA) serves students of African descent at The Claremont Colleges with emotional and academic support and promotes respect for Black students and culture at the Colleges. All students are welcomed at their house on 7th Street, east of College Avenue. Pitzer’s Intercollegiate Department of Black Studies is also a good information source for students.
Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center
The Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center is charged with serving the academic and personal needs of Chicana/o and Latina/o students, as well as conducting outreach to all students to further respect for and understanding of Latino/Chicano students and culture. Their office is on the second floor of the Tranquada Student Services Center—southwest of the Honnold Library.
Asian American Resource Center
The Asian American Resource Center, housed at Pomona, is available to all Mudd students. The Center seeks to "build a stronger sense of Asian Pacific Islander community, raise awareness of issues affecting Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islanders, develop student leadership and act as a resource for the campus community." They are located in the Smith Campus Center at Pomona on 6th Street. The Claremont Colleges also has an Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies.
Queer Resource Center
The Queer Resource Center serves lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT)—as well as straight—students of The Claremont Colleges with resources and events. Mudd has its own group, PRISM (People Respecting Individuals' Sexuality at Mudd), which meets weekly during the academic year. PRISM welcomes LGBT and straight Mudd students, faculty and staff.
Claremont McKenna hosts International Place, a.k.a. "I Place," which provides a range of support for students coming from other countries to Claremont for their studies. They also provide many international activities for community education.
Intercollegiate Women's Studies Center
The Intercollegiate Women's Studies Center at Scripps provides resources for the Claremont community as part of the Intercollegiate Women's Studies Department. Harvey Mudd hosts a chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, which is quite active.