Clubs

The following is a representative list of active student clubs and organizations for 2013-2014.

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Identity or Affinity Clubs

Amigos Unidos - Whittier College is proud of its sizeable Latino population, and Amigos Unidos is very active in promoting Latino issues and culture through different social events, field trips, and speakers from the community. In addition, Amigos does outreach into the surrounding area through community service and mentoring college-bound students.
Contact: amigosu@poets.whittier.edu

Asian Students Association (ASA) - The Asian Students Association promotes Asian culture and traditions as well as the contributions of Asian-Americans, and coordinates a series of events throughout the year. 
Contact: asa@poets.whittier.edu

Black Student Union (BSU)
The Black Student Union (BSU) assists Black students enrolled at Whittier, both academically and socially, through events, programs, and activities held throughout the year. In addition, the BSU seeks to make an impact on the political, cultural, psychological, and intellectual development of its members. 
Contact: bsu@poets.whittier.edu

Halo Halo Club - The Halo Halo club seeks to celebrate Pilipino heritage, to raise awareness, and further the understanding of its traditions and culture. Halo Halo club welcomes all individuals regardless of creed, religion, gender, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or physical handicap and thus strives to foster a sense of family through various activities and events. 
Contact: halohalo@poets.whittier.edu

Hawaiian Islanders Club (HIC) - The Hawaiian Islanders Club at Whittier College (HIC) supports students from Hawai'i and other individuals who actively demonstrate an interest in Hawaiian culture and traditions. As an organization, the Hawaiian Islanders Club strives to develop and maintain a healthy, diverse community while seeking high moral standards and unity through numerous social events and community service activities. 
Contact: hic@poets.whittier.edu

Mid-East Connection - The members of the Mid-East Connections Club promote an understanding and appreciation of the mid-east culture to the student body and faculty of Whittier College through social activities. The group embraces the mid-east culture through belly dancing. They perform at certain social and cultural events at Whittier College, such as Asian Night. 
Contact: mideast@poets.whittier.edu

Movimiento Esudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A) - M.E.Ch.A promotes and encourages Chicano/a and Latino/a people to pursue and continue higher education, while maintaining a strong sense of self-identify and pride. 
Contact: mecha@poets.whittier.edu

Transgender, Other Identified, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Allies for Diversity (TOBGLAD) - TOBGLAD is a confidential group that serves as a support system for students and involves them in crucial political issues affecting the bisexual, gay, and lesbian community. The organization's focus is to end discrimination through educating the Whittier College community.
Contact: tobglad@poets.whittier.edu

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Arts-Related Clubs

Improvisation & Sketch Comedy
The first Whittier College Improv and Sketch Comedy Club was founded in September 2009. The group meets twice a month in the studio theatre. All students are welcomed and are able to submit their original sketches. We work towards expressing ourselves through performing original skits, and releasing stress through laughter.
Contact: improvisation@poets.whittier.edu

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Field/Major-Related Clubs

Biology Club - The Biology Club provides an intellectually stimulating environment for those interested in the biological sciences through educational and social activities outside of the classroom.
Contact: bioclub@poets.whittier.edu

Chemistry Club - The Whittier College chemistry club is open to all students in the community. We strive to educate, network and familiarize chemistry students with their peers and instructors. To accomplish our purpose we will participate in fun and educational chemistry oriented activities.
Contact: chemclub@poets.whittier.edu

Economics Club - The purpose of the economics club is to promote interests in economics on campus, prepare the club members for graduate studies, establish a working relationship with Alumni, promote positive social activities for the club, and bring prominent speakers relating to the fields of economics and business on campus. 
Contact: econclub@poets.whittier.edu

ENACTUS - ENACTUS, formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.
Contactdduran@whittier.edu

History Club - The History Club was created to create a casual atmosphere outside the classroom where students can explore and express their common enthusiasm for history and the historical practice. The goal of the club is to show everyone that history is an accessible and enjoyable academic pursuit. 
Contact: history@poets.whittier.edu

Math Club - The Math Club, a chapter of the Mathematical Association of America, was established to provide a network of acquaintances for those involved in or interested in mathematics, to advance the interests of the members in the areas of mathematics, and to provide assistance to the Whittier College community in said areas. 
Contact: mathclub@poets.whittier.edu

Organization Mondiale pour L'Education Presolaire (OMEP) - The first collegiate chapter of OMEP in the world. Members of OMEP Whittier College are ACTIVISTS promoting the health, rights, wellbeing, and education of the world’s children, especially those enduring poverty, war, abandonment, or natural disaster … locally, nationally, and internationally. OMEP Meetings are every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m in Perry House. 
Contact: omep@poets.whittier.edu

Psychology Club - The Psychology Club holds social events, both psychology themed and non-psychology themed. Some regular events include graduate school panels, movie nights, and guest speakers. The club is open to members of all majors. 
Contact: psychclub@poets.whittier.edu

Social Work Club - The Social Work Club meets once a week to discuss social issues and work together to provide community service, as well as work to fundraise money to attend the annual NASW Lobby Days in Sacramento during the spring semester. 
Contact: socialwork@poets.whittier.edu

Physics Club - The Society of Physics Students is all about physics! Come chat with us, watch sci-fi movies with us or go on awesome fieldtrips, such as to Joshua Tree Park to camp out and look at nearby planets and the moon or to the Griffith Observatory. 
Contact: physics@poets.whittier.edu

Sociology/Anthropology Club - The Sociology Club was established in order to bring students interested in Sociology together so that they can better themselves and their academic experiences. 
Contact: sociology@poets.whittier.edu

Students for Community Medicine - Students for Community Medicine (SCM) aims to increase the number of students who commit themselves to working in medical and health science fields in underserved populations, provide and maintain an on and off campus communication networking among students interested in the health fields, support minority and disadvantaged students considering a career in the medical and health professions, and assist in the retention of underrepresented minorities as well as all other students throughout their academic career here at Whittier College.
Contact: scm@poets.whittier.edu

Whittier College Forensics Association - Forensics was revived in Fall 2009 to get students to participate in regional debate across the US. Professor Eric Lindgren is the faculty representative who travels with the team for competitions. We help promote awareness on National and Worldly issues as well as hold live debates on current political issues.
Contact: forensics@poets.whittier.edu

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General-Interest Clubs

Anime Club - Anime Club is an organization that meets to discuss, show, and promote anime in a local community setting and also focuses on broadening Japanese cultural understanding. In addition to viewing anime, the club also engages in other activities, such as viewing anime music videos, reading manga, karaoke, and cosplaying. 
Contact: anime@poets.whittier.edu

Artorian Order Of The Knights Of Pendragon (AOKP) - Do you ever feel like your owl-post got lost in transit? Add adventure to your life with the Artorian Order of the Knights of Pendragon (AOKP)- a Medieval and Renaissance- based live action role-playing club. Join us for fantasy, fighting, feasting, and... fun!
Contact: aokp@poets.whittier.edu

Campus Improvement & Activities (CIA) -  CIA (formerly Residence Hall Association) is a major programming body for residence and funds various endeavors in pursuit of enhancing the quality of life on campus.
Contact: cia@poets.whittier.edu

Commuter Student Association
A group of Whittier College students dedicated to providing WC commuter students with opportunities for unity and voice on campus, as well as scholarly support, social enrichment, and encouragement to participate fully in their college experience.
Contact: commuter@poets.whittier.edu

Dance Team - The Whittier College Dance Team is an organization on campus that strives to incorporate and exhibit student creativity in the form of movement. They perform at school-wide events throughout the fall and spring semesters. The team recently started putting together an annual dance concert that takes place sometime between late January and early February to showcase dance talent and performances from both on- and off-campus organizations and individuals.
Contact: danceteam@poets.whittier.edu

Freshmen Class Council - The Freshmen Class Council was established to represent the Freshmen of Whittier College as a branch of the ASWC Senate. The club is responsible for serving and representing the Freshmen of Whittier College and abiding by all rules and regulations of the Whittier college community.
Contact: fcc@poets.whittier.edu

League of Legends - The League of Legends was established for the purpose of creating a community where League of Legends could come to play and socialize.
Contact: lolclub@poets.whittier.edu

Program Board - The primary objective of the Program Board is to provide balanced programming and high quality entertainment that is consistent with the educational objectives of the College, the priorities of the Associated Students of Whittier College, and the needs and interests of the entire College community.
Contact: aswc_prog@poets.whittier.edu

Smash Bros. Club - The Smash Bros. Club is a cool group of kids, dedicated to the art of Smash. The Club holds weekly tournaments of the popular, fun, and inclusive video game in an effort to create a relaxed community where students, faculty and staff can all come together to enjoy a good Falcon Punch. 
Contact: smashbros@poets.whittier.edu

Ultimate Frisbee Club - The Ultimate Frisbee Club shares the fun sport of ultimate with the entire student body. An easy sport to learn, ultimate promotes team-building and social interactions, and provides cardiovascular benefits. The club hopes to spread a brand of Natural Flight Ultimate around the campus and to several campuses in Southern California and beyond. Members look to make friendships and bonds that will last for years to come through the use of a recreational and club-level amateur sport.
Contactfrisbee@poets.whittier.edu

WC Spirit Squad - The Whittier College Spirit Squad is a club to promote and uphold team spirit, develop good sportsmanship by example, to support good relations in the community, and to work in harmony with the school's team management and administration.
Contact: spirits@poets.whittier.edu.

Whittier Writes - Whittier Writes is a club created to help writers get their words on paper through different exercises. The club provides a safe space for writers to create new work and to exchange critiques on works in progress.
Contact: whittierwrites@poets.whittier.edu

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Politically-Minded and Activist Clubs

International Relations Club (IRC) - The club seeks to understand and appreciate the inner workings of the international system, from nations to non-state actors to international organizations. We strive to inform and bring awareness about the interactions, issues, and challenges currently facing our globalized world. 
Contact: irc@poets.whittier.edu

Richard M. Nixon Republican Club - The Richard M. Nixon Republican club is founded to bring together students interested and passionate about Republican politics on this campus. Although, not all members are republican, we strive to educate students on current political topics through trips to local museums, movie nights and debates. We also wish to bring about a greater awareness of Richard Nixon to the campus as well as provide other extracurricular events to the students at Whittier College.
Contact: nixon37@poets.whittier.edu

College Democrats - College Democrats dedicates itself to organizing the participation of the Democratic college student at Whittier College. The club pursues the ideas of liberty, justice, and freedom through the support of the Democratic Party and its beliefs. As part of the Poet Democrats, members strive to shape the Democratic Party, communities, states, and the nation.
Contact: democrats@poets.whittier.edu

Students for Education Reform (SFER) - Students for Education Reform is a club that meets to discuss current state and national education policies, explore possible solutions, and further understand the many issues facing the education reform movement. The club brings together policy advocates, teachers, school administrators, politicians, and others related to the education system to participate in panels and discussions.
Contact: sfer@poets.whittier.edu

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Service-Related Clubs

Circle K - Circle K is an international community service organization sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus which blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet many other college students at service projects, conferences, and conventions. Each club works closely with their school and local community in planning and implementing projects that best serve the needs of that particular area. This gives members the opportunity to work closely with and get to know many different people, not just those at their own school.
Contact: circlek@poets.whittier.edu

Habitat for Humanity - Habitat for Humanity works to improve substandard living conditions in the Los Angeles and greater California area and to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action. All activities and functions of Habitat for Humanity at Whittier College are legal under the college, local, state, and federal laws.
Contact: habitat@poets.whittier.edu

Raising Awareness for the Environment (RAE) - RAE was founded in Fall 2010 with the goal of educating the Whittier College population on sustainability issues and localized solutions. In recent years, RAE is currently focused on the issue of water and how we can wean student from their cultural addiction to plastic bottles and labeled water. The club has organized movie screenings, distributed stainless reusable bottles for over 400 students, and petitioned for more fountains to be installed around campus via the “Take back the Tap” Campaign. Last fall, RAE distributed reusable bottles for incoming freshmen with the sponsorship of Dean of Students Jeanne Ortiz and ASWC Senate. The club also organizes Earth Week activities.
Contact: rae@poets.whittier.edu

Urban Agriculture Club - The Urban Agriculture Club is focused on learning the theory and practice of urban agriculture. The club hosts agriculture related events, including talks, community service days, film screenings, and more!
Contact: urbanag@poets.whittier.edu

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