Student Support

At Whittier, education takes place both within and beyond the classroom.

We are committed to creating and sustaining a positive campus environment in which students learn, live, and grow.

Whether you need help preparing for an upcoming exam or obtaining a student visa, if you just need some good advice or assistance securing an internship, our faculty and staff is dedicated to providing services that support your educational needs throughout your time in college.

The Student Life Division, in partnership with Whittier's faculty, provides high-quality, co-curricular programs and services to students designed to foster learning and personal development.

The Center for Advising & Academic Success (CAAS) empowers students to become successful, self-directed, and collaborative lifelong learners.

The Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development provides resources and experiences designed to help students understand the interrelatedness of their unique talents, personal motivations, and the demands of the professional world.

The College provides a variety of Commuter Student Services to accommodate its commuter students and help them stay connected to the Whittier community while living off campus.

A confidential and student-focused resource, the Counseling Center helps students cope with the challenges and stresses in their daily lives.

Offering a wide variety of opportunities for increasing cultural interaction and dialogue at Whittier, the Office of Equity and Inclusion supports all students of color by providing services that help develop career and educational goals.

The Department of Campus Safety is authorized by the College to provide around-the-clock security for the campus community and campus property.

Disability Services is committed to ensuring equal treatment, educational opportunity, academic freedom, and human dignity for students with learning, physical/medical, and psychological/psychiatric disabilities.

Leadership Experience and Programs (LEAP) Office's mission is to involve students in campus life, connect them to the community, and help them channel their inner leader.    

The Office of International Programs (OIP) provides assistance to students who are interested in participating in study abroad opportunities, as well as serves the needs of international students to make their experience at Whittier productive and meaningful.

The Student Health & Wellness Center provides students with primary health care services, as well as health and wellness resources.

The Support Person Program (SPP) trains Whittier College faculty and staff to provide support to students that may have experienced sexual misconduct or sexual assault. They advise students about the Sexual Misconduct Policy, the process for reporting on and off campus, and the resources available for support and assistance.