President Murray Statements

President Murray's statement in response to President Trump's January 2017 order banning entry to the U.S. by immigrants from seven countries.

Trustee Statement

At their November 2005 meeting, the Board of Trustees endorsed the following statement on the value of diversity at Whitman. Many individuals and groups – trustees, overseers, alumni, students, faculty and staff – contributed to the final version of this statement, which was developed by the Diversity Committee.

Diversity is fundamentally important to the character and mission of Whitman College. Diversity enriches our community and enhances intellectual and personal growth. We seek to provide a challenging liberal arts experience for our students that prepares them for citizenship in the global community. By sustaining a diverse community, we strive to ensure that all individuals are valued and respected and that intellectual and personal growth are enriched because of our differences.

- Statement Endorsed November 4, 2005 by the Trustees of Whitman College

Trustees *
John C. Coleman, Jr. '73
William K. Deshler '64
Lawrence Drake '65
Nancy Bell Evans '54
Karen E. Glover '72,
James K. Hayner '72
Anna Hernandez
Valerie Logan Hood '60
Richard E. Hunter '65
Kristine Johnson '79
Thomas H. McCracken '63
Bradley C. McMurchie
Walter C. Minnick
Michael C. Murr
Ralph C. Rittenour, Jr.
James L. Robart '69
John W. Stanton '77
Peter H. van Oppen '74
Elizabeth Main Welty
David W. Wyckoff '67

Diversity Committee *
Chair: Jim Robart '69
Vice Chair: David Valdez '82
Ex-Officio: Kari Glover '72
Terry Abeyta '73
Jim Anderson
Voja Andjelkovic '94
Ernie Burgess '62
Julie Edsforth '88
Anna Hernandez '82
Kay Hodge '69
Valerie Logan Hood '60
Michelle Keith '85
Marc Pitre '88

* Membership at the time of the 2005 meeting. For current membership lists, see Whitman College Trustees

Nondiscrimination Policy

Whitman College has a strong commitment to the principle of nondiscrimination in all its forms. In its admission, educational, and employment practices, programs, and activities, Whitman College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), gender, gender identity or manifestation, genetic information, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by the Civil Rights Act or Title IX and applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Inquiries regarding sex, gender and disability discrimination may be directed to the Title IX/Title II and 504 Administrator, Julia Dunn (Dean of Students Office, 325 Memorial, 345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-524-2049; or, to the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (951 Second Avenue Room 3310, Seattle, WA 98174; 206-607- 1600).

All other inquiries can be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Dennis Hopwood (509-527-5172;

Statement on Undocumented Students

Whitman College seeks to establish a vibrant community of individuals who are intellectually talented, have the potential to be leaders in and out of the classroom and are from diverse backgrounds both nationally and internationally. Recognizing that undocumented students make important contributions to the intellectual and social life of the campus, Whitman College admits and enrolls students regardless of citizenship. Whitman College uses non-governmental resources to support the academic efforts of such students who qualify for financial aid.