Office of Student Engagement


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 Office of Student Engagement (OSE) 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. OSE 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 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. OSE 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. OSE offers students a number of work-study employment opportunities – clerical and in audio/video – at the OSE office and event space Club 88..


Fun and friends are part of a Whittier College experience. Join OSE 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 OSE and Whittier's student organizations. 

OSE 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, OSE can assist every step of the way.