Purple and Gold


The Purple & Gold Club is the primary support group for the Whittier College Athletics Department.

Through its dedicated fundraising efforts, the Purple & Gold Club serves as a valuable resource for special athletic needs, including travel expenses for out-of-state tournaments, training equipment, facility improvements, uniforms, awards, and other items to enhance the men's and women's athletic programs.

Annual contributions help support all 18 intercollegiate athletic teams, involving nearly one-third of the students at Whittier.

In addition to fundraising, the Purple & Gold Club is also active in the lives of the Poet student-athletes through sponsorships of annual events, such as the Fall Tailgate, the men's and women's Basketball Classic, the All-Sports Awards Banquet, the Purple & Gold Golf Tournament, and the Hall of Induction Dinner.

Member Opportunities*

Level 1: Poet Bench ($75 to $124)
Level 2: Poet Associate ($125 to $249)
Level 3: Poet Cheering Section ($250 to $999)
Level 4: Poet Boosters ($1,000 to $2,999)
Level 5: Poet Captain ($3,000 to $6,999)
Level 6: Lifetime Membership ($7,000+)

*Quid pro quo amounts that are deductible for federal income tax purposes are as follows: $25 for Poet Cheering Section, Poet Boosters, Poet Captain, and Lifetime Membership.

Membership Benefits

  • Email Updates (all levels)
  • Season pass for two (Levels 2-6)
  • Whittier College Athletics shirt (Levels 3-6)


For more information about Purple & Gold membership, contact Associate Director of Athletics Mike Rizzo at 562.907.4967 or mrizzo@whittier.edu.