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Support at the EmPOWER Center

Counseling, Advocacy, Drop-In Hours, Support Groups


The Center provides free, confidential advocacy and support to 7C students impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. 

1. Free, Virtual Counseling:

EmPOWER collaborates with Project Sister Family Services, a community agency, to provide virtual counseling services to 7C students impacted by sexual assault. To schedule, students can call the Project Sister office at (909) 623-1619 and request to be placed on the Claremont Colleges counseling list. Students will then get a callback from a therapist to schedule an appointment. PLEASE NOTE - As per Project Sister policies, this service is not available for survivors of dating/domestic violence or stalking, unless sexual assault is a part of that experience. In addition, due to severe staff shortages at Project Sister, there is a wait list.


Sessions are:

  • Confidential (involves no reporting to colleges)

  • Free and unlimited

  • Open to all gender identities

  • For students who experienced sexual assault, recently or in the past

2. Support Groups

Confidential, weekly support groups for survivors of sexual assault and dating/domestic violence are offered every semester. Groups are open to students of all gender identities. Group information is posted on our Instagram and Facebook within a few weeks of the start of each semester.


3. Additional Confidential Support

The director of EmPOWER, Rima Shah, is a confidential advocate. She can meet with students (or their friends) impacted by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking for 1-2 sessions to provide care and support, provide information about resources/options available, and help navigate on- and off-campus resources. To schedule, email Rima at

The Claremont Colleges' EmPOWER Center for survivors of sexual assault 'Got Consent' information
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