Cultural and Historical Interest

Interested in the various cultures represented on our campus? 
Historical stories and events you never knew occurred? 
Want to find people who have the same background or culture as you?
Check out our cultural and historical interest clubs!

  • Beyond Borders Club

    The Beyond Borders Club aims to promote interest in and awareness of various cultures and global issues amongst and between Whitman College and the Walla Walla community by hosting films and documentary screenings, lectures, art displays, and other organized events in coalition with various student-run clubs.

  • Black Student Union

    Black Student Union is a safe place where people can talk about topics of race. The club serves as a support group for students of color but is not exclusive to non-white students.

  • China at Whitman

    China at Whitman seeks to act as a bridge between China and the Whitman campus by bringing Chinese cultural events to Whitman while simultaneously providing a home for Chinese international students.

  • Club Latino

    Club Latino is a group of Whitman College students of all ethnic backgrounds whose goal is to educate themselves, the community, and the Whitman campus about the history and culture of the Latino population.

  • Coalition for Gender and Sexuality Awareness

    The Coalition for Gender and Sexuality Awareness is a student-run, student-funded organization at Whitman College that is committed to ending homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism through education, activism, and social events.

  • First Generation/Working-Class Students (FGWC)

    First Generation/Working-Class Students (FGWC) provides a safe place for students who grew up with less money and/or with parents received little to no education after high school (or perhaps their parents didn't even get that far).

  • Glean Team

    Glean Team engages students and community members in sustainable, agricultural service in order to provide fresh produce to those in need in Walla Walla County

  • American Indian Association

    The Indigenous People's Education and Cultural Club is a group of Native and non-Native students dedicated to educating ourselves and others by utilizing our individual experiences and personal knowledge to preserve and educate others about Native culture, both on this campus and abroad.

  • Japanese Cooking Club

    Japanese Cooking Club is a club for students to share and learn about Japanese food culture. We meet twice a month to cook Japanese dishes.

  • Renaissance Faire

    The Renaissance Fair Club is responsible for organizing and running the Whitman College Renaissance Fair that takes place every spring.

  • River Rince

    The Whitman College Irish Dance Club (River Rince) promotes Irish dance and culture through teaching traditional dances, practicing, performing, and hosting other events. The club is composed of two divisions--an informal, instruction-based group and an advanced-level performance company.

  • South Asian Students Association (SASA)

    The South Asian Students Association (SASA) is a club organized to unite the South Asian population and culture on Whitman Campus as well as share the South Asian culture with Whitman Campus and the Walla Walla Community.

  • Waiilatpu

    Waiilatpu is the recently reincarnated Whitman College yearbook, run by a small staff of dedicated students hoping to gain experience in running a publication.

  • Wakilisha Afrika

    Wakilisha Afrika club focuses on the promotion of African culture by educating the Whitman and Walla Walla community on current political, economic and social issues facing the African continent.

  • Whitman Medieval Society

    The Whitman Medieval Society (WMS) was created to expand interest in the Middle Ages. The club has a weekly meeting, near-weekly boffing (fighting with foam padded swords) and a near-weekly archery practice.

  • HAPA/Mixed Race Club

    HAPA is a group of mixed race students interested in the issues that affect people with mixed ethnicities and mixed backgrounds.

  • Whitman Student Historical Society

    The Whitman Student Historical Society is currently inactive. Contact the Student Activities Office ( if you would like to activate this club.