Two principal groups comprise the College's advisory councils: the Alumni Association Board and the Poet Council.
The Alumni Association Board is the elected representative body for the Alumni Association, and is composed of about 30 Whittier College alumni. The Board has an executive branch of officers who regularly meet during the year to discuss issues and initiatives affecting the welfare of the Association in general; the operating relationship between the Alumni Relations Office, the Board, and the Association; and the Association's integration with and support of College events and business.
Alumni, Poet parents, and friends of the College make up the Poet Council. Members are invited to join the Council by the College President, and commit to serve a two-year term.