Claremont University Consortium (CUC) is the central coordinating and support organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges located in Southern California. Originally established in 1925 as part of Claremont University Center, in July 2000, CUC incorporated as a freestanding tax-exempt organization with a visionary Chief Executive Officer, committed Board of Overseers and 350 full-time employees.
Today, with a well-managed annual budget over $38 million, CUC is a nationally recognized educational model for academic support, student support and institutional support services to meet the needs of 6,300 students and 2,300 faculty and staff. Some of the 33 different services include: campus safety, a central library, health and counseling services, ethnic centers, central bookstore, physical plant and facilities support, payroll and accounting, information technology, human resources, real estate, risk management and employee benefits.
Additional functions include advancing The Claremont Colleges, founding additional institutions and promoting cooperation among members to enhance educational excellence. CUC also holds title to land for future institutions, central programs and services as well as all central facilities operated on behalf of the members.