Affiliate Organizations


The Office of Equity and Inclusion oversees two student organizations governing bodies: Diversity Council and Social Justice Coalition. The OEI collaborates with these affiliate groups to support student efforts in working toward equity and inclusion on Whittier’s campus.

Diversity Council (DC)

Diversity Council promotes awareness, understanding, appreciation, and respect for diverse identities, cultural differences, and interfaith groups. DC promotes diversity, learning, culture, human rights, and social justice on the Whittier College Campus and the broader community through events, programs, and activities.

Diverse Identities Month

The goal of Diverse Identities (DI) Month is to promote appreciation of and education about differences and how our experiences influence our world lens. Every spring in March "Diverse Identities Month" offers programs planned by various Diversity Council student groups and the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Each program connects to a theme and serves as a means for the College community to engage in learning related to diversity, social justice, and advocacy. 

Diversity Council Clubs

Asian Student Association Black Men of/at Whittier College
Black Student Association Caribbean Students Association
Cru at Whittier College Fellowship of Christian Athletes
First Generation & Allies Hawaii Club
Halo Halo International Club
Jewish Student Union Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan
Saudi Arabian Cultural Club

Transgender, Other-identified, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Allies for Diversity

United Indigenous Peoples and Nations  


Social Justice Coalition (SJC)

The SJC is an alliance of student groups dedicated to deepening the practice of service (based on the mutually-beneficial exchange of knowledge, information, and resources) and to the pursuit of projects and activities that advocate and promote:

  • Fairness and equity in the protection of civil and human rights and underserved communities; 
  • The empowerment of individuals, especially children and youth, in accessing educational, personal, and economic opportunity in order for them to realize their full potential; and
  • Actions that develop an understanding that care for the environment is everyone's responsibility and that environmental challenges lead to humanitarian crises that threaten the safety and well-being of communities.

Social Justice Coalition Clubs

American Red Cross
Rotaract Club
Food Recovery Network

Social Justice Week

Social Justice Week is an annual event hosted by the clubs and organizations within the SJC that brings awareness and promotes social, economic, and environmental justice within the College community.