Getting Involved


Four years at Whittier is enough time to discover new interests or expand existing ones. 

Whittier's Office of Student Engagement (OSE) and Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) are here to support you when it comes to getting involved, finding community, and becoming a student leader on campus.

Through its different programming branches, OSE is responsible for many of the student-centered activities on campus, from outdoor movie nights to academic field trips – and fun ones, too – to traditional special events, such as our SportsFest competitions and Whittfest.

The OEI's programming empowers students and brings awareness, creating an environment of inclusivity on campus. Some of OEI's signature events include: Tour of Black LA, Poet Pride Drag Show, Intersectional Poetry Slam and annual Cultural Graduations.

OSE also provides support for the 30 student clubs and organizations on campus. With so many options, you’re sure to find your niche. The question is: where to begin? From a Medieval-based live action role playing group (Artorian Order of the Knights of Pendragon) to identity and social justice clubs to societies – our own version of fraternities and sororities – to the weekly Quaker Campus student newspaper and KPOET radio station broadcast, there’s definitely something for you. Passionate about something not already at Whittier? Get some friends together and start a club of your own.

Further immerse yourself in campus life by giving back. Take part in student government. Become a resident advisor. OSE offers a number of development courses and workshops to help students hone their leadership skills.

Your life at Whittier College is a time to try anything and everything. OSE challenges you to apply yourself and explore new interests. So don’t be shy. Make Whittier yours.