Honorary Organizations

Order of Waiilatpu

Established in 1919, membership is restricted to junior students who rank in the top third of their class. These students are recognized for their outstanding scholarship, enterprise, citizenship, and service to the College and community.

For more information, contact Chuck Cleveland (527.5158, clevelan@whitman.edu).

Phi Beta Kappa

The oldest national honorary fraternity established at Whitman College in 1919. Election is based on evidence of broad cultural interests and scholarly achievement in the liberal arts. Approximately ten percent of the senior class and one percent of the junior class are elected to membership annually.

For more information, visit the Phi Beta Kappa website or contact Andrea Dobson (527.5858, dobson@whitman.edu ).

Sigma Delta Pi

The national honorary Spanish fraternity established the Xi Nu chapter at Whitman in 1981. It is open to students who attain excellence in the study of Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Hispanic world. 

For more information, contact Celia Weller (527.5151, weller@whitman.edu).