Whittier operates local chapters of national honorary academic and leadership societies.
Members of these organizations are selected based on criteria such as grade point average, and, in general, exhibit a keen dedication to scholarship, service, and leadership.
Sigma Pi Sigma
Sigma Pi Sigma is a prestigious national honor society for students of physics. Whittier College established a chapter in 1996, and has inducted more than 60 honorees. Sigma Pi Sigma exists to "honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow students, colleagues, and the public; to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics."
For information on joining Sigma Pi Sigma, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.