Pitzer Senate

Make Pitzer Yours Again

Our mission

Pitzer College Student Senate is the central governing body for the students. The primary goal of the Student Senate is to promote and enhance student engagement and campus life. Senate is the official body for protecting student rights and interests, facilitating student participation in College policy-making, increasing the quality of students’ educational and academic experience, upholding the core values of the College in all areas of student life, facilitating communication between students and faculty, staff, and bureaucratic organizations, recognizing and funding student organizations, representing the student body in College Council meetings and all official college business, and striving to improve the welfare of students. 

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Monthly Highlights

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Dennis Lofland

Proud graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY and MBA from Washington State University. Prior to his 5 years at Pitzer as the Director of Dining Services, he had the opportunity to hone his craft at some of the most highly rated resorts and restaurants in the country including Le Bernardin, NYC and St. Regis Monarch Beach

Dennis is very loved and will be missed. He is off to bigger and better things! Thank you for all of your dedication to our students and college!

Let this be a sign of our community's appreciation for your years of effective service

Gabe Villarreal

Gabriel Villarreal was born in Santa Barbara and raised in the South Bay of San Diego. He is currently a senior at Pitzer College and is pursuing his bachelor’s in Political Studies with a minor in Sociology. He is passionate about education and social issues revolving around access to education and resources for underserved communities. On campus, Gabriel has been involved with a variety of organizations including the Jumpstart program, the ResLife Mentor Program, the Chicano/Latino Student Association Sponsor Program, and the Asian Pacific American Coalition Sponsor Program. He has spent his past few summers working various jobs for non-profit organizations including the City heights Community Development Corporation and Exploration School at Yale where he taught sociology. In his free time Gabriel enjoys running, reading, playing guitar, and spending time with the people that he cares about. Post-graduation Gabriel hopes to pursue a research Fulbright studying intercaste marriage in Nepal.

Professor Judy Grabiner

Judith V. Grabiner is the Flora Sanborn Pitzer Professor of Mathematics at Pitzer College.  She received her B. S. in Mathematics with General Honors from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. in the History of Science from Harvard. 

​Before coming to Pitzer in 1985 she taught at Harvard, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State LA, Cal State Dominguez Hills, UCLA, and Pomona College.  She has been a visiting scholar at universities in England, Scotland, Australia, and Denmark, and taught a History of Mathematics course at the University of Leeds in England.  She also taught a DVD course for the Teaching Company entitled “Mathematics, Philosophy, and the ‘Real World’” based on her Pitzer Math One course.

She won the Mathematical Association of America’s national Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching in 2003.  This award highlighted her Pitzer courses “Mathematics, Philosophy, and the ‘Real World’” and “Mathematics in Many Cultures.” 


​In 2013 she was named to the first class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society.  

For many years, Professor Grabiner has been encouraging Pitzer Students to register and to vote, and providing information that helps them do so.