Leadership Experience and Programs (LEAP)

A student's time at Whittier is perfect for exploring interests and causes outside their comfort zone and to give way to new experiences.

The Leadership Experience and Programs (LEAP) Office helps students maximize their Whittier experience through organizations, experiences, and programming.


Students wishing to take on a leadership position can do so within student government or a student club or organization. LEAP offers a number of development courses and workshops to help students identify and develop leadership skills while at Whittier. 


With 80 student clubs and organizations [link to Student Clubs and Organizations page] on campus, everyone is sure to find their niche. From clubs that promote anime to intramural sports to media and publication groups to Societies (comparable to fraternities and sororities), there’s definitely something for everyone. Passionate about something that’s not already out there? Students can round up their friends and start a club of their own.

Whittier students are encouraged to be a part of something bigger and take part in community service. They can join AIDS WALK LA or Relay for Life, help at a local food drive, or mobilize the community to register to vote. LEAP can link students to many service opportunities, one-time or short term, on campus or off. 

It’s never too early to start building a resume. LEAP offers students a number of work-study employment opportunities – clerical and in audio/video – at the LEAP office and event space Club 88.


Fun and friends are part of a Whittier College experience. Join LEAP and the campus community for a variety of events (including Welcome Week, excursions into Los Angeles, Program Board events, and WhittFest. Students can immerse themselves in any of the campus activities hosted each month by LEAP and Whittier's student organizations. 

LEAP helps students execute their extra-curricular plans. From securing a rental car for a trip, to creating marketing materials for an event, to finding an artist or vendor to bring to campus, LEAP can assist every step of the way.