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2013-2014 Writing Supplement

2013-2014 Pitzer Writing Supplement

The Pitzer Writing Supplement section of the Common Application gives you an opportunity to show your writing ability and illustrate your passion and creativity in responding to a particular question. Because we want to get to know you and discover what you have to offer this community, your essays are invaluable. Below you will find the Pitzer Writing Supplement question, which you will submit with your Common Application. The Writing Supplement has a maximum length of 650 words.

Pitzer College

Pitzer College

At Pitzer, five core values distinguish our approach to education: social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability. As agents of change, our students utilize these values to create solutions to our world’s challenges. Please answer only ONE of the following prompts

Incorporating one or more of our core values, how would you contribute to solving a local or global issue of importance to you?


Reflecting on your involvement throughout high school or within the community, how have you engaged with one or more of Pitzer’s core values?