- Mailing Address
13406 E. Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, California 90608
- (562) 907-4238
- Email address
- School Information
- "Today, Whittier College is a cosmopolitan vanguard of 21st century society, recognized worldwide as a distinctive and relevant liberal arts college, offering additional graduate degrees in both education and law. More than 50 percent of Whittier College undergraduates, and three of its four Rhodes Scholars, are from underrepresented ethnic and international groups; this kind of cultural diversity, which permeates both classroom and campus community, profoundly strengthens intellectual discourse and provides a realistic exposure to the kind of world students will enter upon graduation. Students and faculty continue a long tradition of community service, echoing the Quaker conviction that helping others is a moral obligation. International study opportunities enrich every field and major, reflecting the Quaker idea that truth transcends the boundaries of race, culture, and nation" (Source: https://www.whittier.edu/about/history). Founded in 1887 by the Religious Society of Friends, the college now offers over 50 majors and concentrations with an undergraduate enrollment of over 1,700. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.
- General Information
- In response to the death of George Floyd, Whittier College made plans to restructure its framework. Whittier College plans to incorporate concepts of diversity in its curriculum and alter the emphasis of such curriculum. Additionally, Whittier College has provided numerous CRT resources for faculty. Whittier College engages in CRT training for students, faculty, and staff, with plans on increasing the magnitude of such training. See developments below:
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
Whittier College hosts programming such as the "Anti-Racism and You" conference. The college states that "the goals of this session are to further your individual and collective understanding of anti-racism, increase your comfort level when talking about racism, and strengthen your practice of anti-racism."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
On June 3, 2020, Whittier College responded to the death of George Floyd by stating, "Our curriculums will change—both inside and outside the classroom; our systems, structures, and strategies will change; our community culture will change. We will be a better, more equitable institution."
As part of the Racial Justice and Equity Action, Whittier College will also create a new position for the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Affairs Division. This Associate Dean will work in the Inclusion and Diversity Committee, change faculty development, and "advocate for structural changes."
Critical Race Training Courses Offered
- ENST 260/GEN 260/PHIL 260 Eco-Philosophy
- PLSC 203 Race and Ethnicity in American Politics
- SOC 386 Racial and Ethnic Relations
- CHDV 212 Development of the Black Child
- PHIL 270 History of Social Thought
- GEN 385/Phil 385 Feminist Philosophy
- ANTH 360 History of the Race Concept in Anthropology
- HIST 360 Race, Class and Gender in Modern Europe
- GEN 300/SOC 300 Intersections: Race, Class, Gender
- ENGL 380/GEN 380 Digital Labor: Race, Gender, and Technology Literature and Film
- KNS 382 Social Issues in Sport
- PHIL 340 Contemporary Social Philosophy
- SOC 346 Social Power and Social Control
- GEN 255/REL 255 Women and U.S. Liberation Theologies
- SOC 241 Self and Society
- SOC 242 Crime, Justice, and Rebellion
- SOC 244 Social Class and Inequality