Interfaith Programs

Whittier College believes that a student's spiritual and religious growth is an important dimension of their overall education. The Interfaith Programs encourage you to explore questions about spirituality, values, and beliefs as part of your intellectual journey.

Under the umbrella of Whittier's Office of Equity and Inclusion, Interfaith Programs seek to foster religious and spiritual diversity within the student body. To that end, their mission is two-fold. First, existing student religious/spiritual groups are given the support they need to pursue their respective goals. Second, interfaith programming is geared toward cultivating a campus-wide commitment to religious awareness, acceptance, and dialogue.

With its roots as a Quaker college, Whittier has a number of spiritually-minded clubs that offer students of all faiths the opportunity to bond with others who share their religious conviction. Students are also provided the chance to explore and debate the beliefs, history, the place of religion in modern society, in particular on a college campus and the often politicization of religious sects.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

We, the members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, hereby associate ourselves to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. Our mission is to present to athletes, coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We will focus on serving Him in our relationships and in fellowship of the church.

Jewish Student Union (JSU) 

The JSU wishes to preserve and promote Jewish culture, tradition, and observance as well as encourage interaction and discourse among the college's Jewish community as well as the student body as a whole. The group meets at Harris D every Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Newman Club

The Newman Club promotes and participates in Catholic gatherings, sharing its faith in a variety of ways. The group provides educational, religious, cultural, and social activities both on and off the campus with the purpose of sharing and growing in faith. Contact:


Cru seeks to build movements of people who are transformed by Jesus Christ. The student-led movement seeks to introduce students to Christ, help them to grow in faith, encourage them to passionately live life in a manner consistent with belief in the God of the Bible, and inspire commitment to advancing the purpose of God in the world. Weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in Club 88. Contact:

See a full list of student clubs and organizations.