Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the Glover Alston Center located?
A: 26 Boyer Ave, between Boyer House and the Whitman Dance Studio. 

Q: What purposes will the Glover Alston Center serve?

•  Provide a safe but open and social space for all members of the Whitman 
   community to utilize with the ultimate goal of extending social networks,
   increasing awareness of difference on campus and working to bridge these
•  Host meetings and gatherings for campus clubs and organizations.
•  Host public events in an intimate setting that will bring together a large cross-
   section of the Whitman student body, Whitman faculty, staff and the Walla
   Walla community.
•  Provide opportunities for campus-wide collaboration between individuals as well
   as different campus departments and academic programs.
•  Facilitate discussions related to diversity and the Whitman experience.
•  Host academic classes and seminars.
•  Provide another private space on campus for meditation, reflection and spiritual
   and religious practices.
•  Provide a fully-equipped kitchen for clubs and organizations to make and host


Q: What are the hours of operation?
A: The Glover Alston Center is open on weekdays from 10am to 10pm and on weekends from 11am to 8pm. The house will remain locked and accessible only via a valid Whitman ID card. 

Q: Who is allowed to visit and use the Glover Alston Center facilities?
A: All Whitman students, staff, faculty, and organizations are invited to visit and use the Glover Alston Center. We will also invite the Walla Walla community to attend public events and programs.

Q: Will anybody live at the Glover Alston Center?
A: No. And there are no future plans to turn the Glover Alston Center into a residence.

Q. What is the Glover Alston Center Advisory Board?
A. This Board is made up of students, faculty and staff who will be actively involved in the oversight of the Center. They will suggest and create programs, develop relationships with administrative and academic departments and encourage a broad usage of the Center.

Q: Who will help to shape the direction of the Glover Alston Center?
A: Input will be sought from the following sources:

•  The Glover Alston Center Advisory Board
•  The Intercultural Center
•  General student body & Whitman community

Q: How will the Glover Alston Center be staffed?
A: The Glover Alston Center will be staffed by the Intercultural Center Program Adviser and a team of student interns from the Intercultural Center, GLBTQ, and Religious and Spiritual Life.

Q: What guidelines and rules will govern the use of the Glover Alston Center facilities?
A: All Whitman College policies regarding alcohol, drugs, and conduct will apply.

A current set of house rules governing use of the Glover Alston Center will be posted in the Center and on the Center’s website. These rules will encourage respect for others and individual responsibility. These rules will also hold clubs and organizations accountable for their use of the Center, especially with regard to cleanliness and respect for Center property.

Q: Is the Intercultural Center moving to the Glover Alston Center?
A: While the Whitman College Intercultural Center will be part of the oversight of the operation of the Glover Alston Center, the Intercultural Center itself will remain in Reid Campus Center in its current location.