Get Involved


The Whittier College Alumni Association offers a number of volunteer opportunities that enable you to stay connected, engaged, and involved with the College, regardless of whether you are local to campus or living afar. 

Join our greater Poet network now, and make new friends or reconnect with old ones, find career connections and resources, and help build the future of your alma mater!

Volunteer opportunities range from career mentors and guest speakers to affinity organizations and fundraising groups to leadership councils and student campaigns. Browse the tabs below to learn more about current alumni opportunities and leadership organizations that need your talent, your time, and your input. GO POETS!


If you are interested in having a voice in the strategic direction of your Alumni Association, want to develop your leadership skills, or are looking for ways to connect with fellow Poets for social or professional reasons, click on any of the links below to find out how you can get involved.

The governing body for the Whittier College Alumni Association sets annual goals in tandem with the College to grow and strengthen the alumni network, bridge the student-to-alumni experience, and expand the benefits of alumni membership. The Alumni Board of Directors Executive Board consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Communications, and Committee Chairs. Committees include Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Development, and Poet Network.

For more information about the Alumni Board of Directors, email

Alumni Ambassadors are a select group of Whittier’s most enthusiastic and supportive alumni. Ambassadors help grow Whittier’s reputation nationwide and shine the light on the boundless opportunities available to students after graduation. Ambassadors are called upon when there are opportunities for alumni representation.

Please email Alumni Relations at to learn more.


Even if you are not ready to be a leader just yet or are simply looking to expand your volunteer service, know you have something to contribute without having to make a significant time commitment. Consider any of the following ways you can "test the waters" and find your niche, all while supporting the College's programs.

If you know a high school or transfer student who is a great fit with Whittier College, you can now personally refer them to the Office of Admission.

Share your personal and professional experiences with current Whittier College students.

If you are interested in being a speaker, please email Alumni Relations at

Alumni Affinity Groups are alumni-run organizations that represent specific identities. Often, they are extensions of identity-based student clubs and organizations. Affinity groups include:

  • Alianza de Los Amigos
  • Whittier College Black Alumni Association (WCBAA)
  • Pride Alumni Association
  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA)
  • Society Leadership
  • Purple & Gold

If you are interested in getting connected with an affinity group, please email Alumni Relations at