Getting Involved

Quaker campus staff hard at work.Throughout your undergraduate years, you’ll be spending a lot of time on the Whittier campus. 

We encourage you to make the most of it, and our student activities office – better known as LEAP - is your one-stop shop when it comes to getting involved, connected, and discovering your potential to be a leader.

Through its different programming branches, LEAP is responsible for many of the student-centered activities on campus, from outdoor movie nights to academic field trips – and fun ones, too - to traditional special events, such as our Sportsfest competitions, Dub Sync homecoming pep rally, and Helping Hands Day service initiative.

LEAP also provides support for the 70 student clubs and organizations on campus. With so many options, you’re sure to find your niche. The question is: where to begin? From a Medieval-based live action role playing group to cultural clubs to societies – our own version of fraternities and sororities - to the Quaker Campus weekly student newspaper and QCTV news show, there’s definitely something for you. Passionate about something not already at Whittier? Get some friends together and start a club of your own.

Further immerse yourself in campus life by giving back. Take part in student government. Volunteer. Become a resident advisor. LEAP offers a number of development courses and workshops to help students hone their leadership skills.

Your life at Whittier College is a time to try anything and everything. LEAP challenges you to apply yourself and explore new interests. So don’t be shy. Embrace our ‘Fear the Poet’ mantra. Make Whittier yours.