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Whitman College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
345 Boyer Ave
Walla Walla, Washington 99362
(509) 527-5111
Email address
School Information
"Situated within the rich and complex landscape and history of the Walla Walla Valley, Whitman College provides a rigorous liberal arts education of the highest quality to passionate and engaged students from diverse backgrounds. Whitman students develop their intellectual and creative capacities in a supportive scholarly community that prioritizes student learning within and beyond our classrooms. We help each student translate their deep local, regional, and global experiences into ethical and meaningful lives of purpose." The college offers 53 majors, enrolls about 1,500 students, and has a 9:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Whitman College's Inclusion Task Force has committed to "Train the campus community on cultural competencies," although the meaning of this is not yet clear. Additionally, the college has provided antiracism and Critical Race Theory resources to students. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Whitman Inclusion Task Force promised to "Train the campus community on cultural competencies."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion is actively encouraging members of the Whitman community to attend the "Power & Privilege Symposium." At the 2022 symposium, more than 1,000 members of the community participated.
Program and Research Funding
  • The Division of Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Whitman Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee, is offering DEIA Cultivation Grants for up to $3,000. These grants aim to support projects that that advance diversity, equity, inclusion or antiracism efforts at the college.
  • Whitman College has provided resources on anti-racist terminology and materials related to Critical Race Theory.
Symbolic Actions
  • The college provides nearly weekly updates on its DEI initiatives and ways to take action.
  • Whitman is hosting the 2022 Power & Privilege Symposium that plans on "address[ing] physical, economic and identity-based barriers to access and education to interrogate norms that exclude marginalized bodies and voices from spaces." The theme for this year's event is "Beyond the Bare Minimum."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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