Whittier College celebrates its Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (APIDA) population and strives to provide the resources and support needed to thrive.
Leadership opportunities for APIDA students
Asian Pacific Islander (API) Graduation Planning Committee
Members of the API Graduation Planning Committee plan the API Graduation Celebration each spring. The committee selects the theme, decorations, keynote speaker, food, stoles, and entertainment.
Apply to become a Diversity Ambassador (DA) and support the daily function of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI). Diversity Ambassadors assist in the planning and implementation of programs that promote awareness, advocacy, and critical dialogues on social issues within the Whittier College community. Email the OEI at email@example.com to apply.
The Center for Career and Professional Development maintains a library of career-related books and employment resource materials that are accessible to students.
Black Lives Matter Allies (#Asians4BlackLives)
The OEI has curated a list of websites that provide useful information for APIDA community members wishing to learn more about and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Below is a compilation of legal, social, and mental health resources for APIDA community members who have experienced or worry they may experience COVID-19–related harassment and discrimination.
Club and Organizations
Asian Students Association
Promotes Asian culture and traditions, as well as the contributions of Asian-Americans. The club hosts social events throughout the year but is best known for its signature event, Asian Night, which is held every spring. Asian Night celebrates Asian culture and heritage through an exploration of food, dance, music, and other performing arts.
Halo Halo Club (Filipino Club)
Seeks to celebrate Pilipino heritage, to raise awareness, and further the understanding of its traditions and culture.
The Hawaii Club is dedicated to spreading Hawaii's culture throughout Whittier College. We welcome anyone and everyone to join.