The Power & Privilege Symposium is a two-day symposium in February. The Whitman faculty have cancelled class on a specific day every February so that everyone has a chance to participate in student and faculty led workshops and panels throughout the day.

During the symposium, we seek to challenge students' understanding of their place in the world based on these experiences, and the power dynamics associated with them.

The program is student-led, and any student can apply to serve on sub-committees, or volunteer roles. The Power & Privilege Symposium is funded by the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC), Dean of Students Office, and President's Office.

To learn about the history of the ASWC Power & Privilege Symposium, current schedule, and archive from previous years, please visit their website.


Contact: Jordon Crawford (