Events & Programs

Students at football gameThrough its different programming branches, LEAP is responsible for many of the student-centered activities at Whittier, from outdoor movie nights and traditional special events to off-campus volunteer experiences and excursions throughout Southern California.

Campus events and experiences are open to ALL students but some events are especially planned with commuter students in mind.

For a full list of campus events, connect to Whittier College’s Event Management System.


Through its Excursions Program, LEAP partners with offices across campus to provide opportunities for Whittier College students to experience amusement parks, professional sporting events, theater and the performing arts, as well as other landmarks Southern California has to offer. Excursions are usually provided at minimal or no cost to students, but often require a refundable deposit to hold a reservation.

Past Excursions Have Included

  • Explore LA: (Travel to LA Live via Metro, Visit Santa Monica Beach / 3rd Street Promenade, & Splash! Water Park in La Mirada)
  • Professional Athletic Games (Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, & Los Angeles Clippers)
  • Amusement Parks (Disneyland Park, Downtown Disney, Knott's Scary Farm, & Universal City Walk)
  • Performing Arts (Wicked, Book of Mormon, Lion King, Shakespeare's Hamlet, & Shakespeare's The Tempest)

Community Building

Each semester, LEAP provides opportunities for students to take part in blood and bone marrow drives, donate food and toys goods to a local families in need, or make a difference in the community through service initiatives.

2016-2017 Community Drives

  • Wednesday, October 5 - Bone Marrow Registration
  • Wednesday, November 16 - Blood Drive
  • Wednesday, November 16 - Friday, December 16 - Toy & Can Food Drive benefiting the Interfaith Food Center 
  • Thursday, March 9 - Blood Drive

Volunteer Opportunities

Visit the Center for Engagement with Communities for more information about reoccurring volunteer opportunities.

ASWC Program Board Events

Program Board hosts annual events that keep traditions alive and strong at Whittier such as Welcome Week, the DubSync lip sync competition, and the crowning of Mr. & Ms. Whittier. Thanks to ASWC, there is always something to do at Whittier.

Leadership Development Opportunities

LEAP can help you explore your leadership identity or enhance your leadership skills.

If you are an outside vendor who would like to participate in a Whittier College student event, please contact LEAP at 562.907.4986 or