Culture and Identity Clubs

Multicultural student groups are among the most active on campus. They promote multiculturalism among Whitman students and community members through a wide variety of activities such as educational speakers, music bands, dances, workshops and food festivals. Click here to view a calendar of multicultural events.

Listed below are the multicultural student groups that operate under the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC):

  • 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.

  • 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

    The Latin@ Student Coalition 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.

  • Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment (FACE)

    Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment (FACE) is a student organization at Whitman College that advocates for issues of gender equality on the campus, local, state, and national levels.

  • 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).

  • Hillel Shalom

    Hillel-Shalom encourages understanding of and pride in the Jewish heritage and provides a forum of support for the religious and cultural needs of Jewish members.

  • Muslim Student Association

    Muslim Student Association (MSA) promotes an educational and informative outlook on Islam and to dissipate misconception on Islamic practice.

  • 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.

  • Wakilisha Afrika

    The WASA (Whitman African Students Association) 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.