Why Whitworth

Student leaders value responsibility over rules

Whitworth's student leaders focus on building strong peer relationships and a sense of responsibility around shared values, so students become good decision-makers rather than just good rule-followers. In fact, Whitworth students meet each fall to establish their own residence-area policies for living in community and for holding one another accountable to the campus code of conduct.

Whitworth's student-leadership program involves more students in more diverse roles with more responsibilities than most other colleges and universities. In addition to resident assistants, each residence hall has small-group coordinators, health advocates, and cultural-diversity advocates. Dozens of leadership positions are also available in student government, from executive council to dorm senators and representatives; and from special events and intramurals coordinators to newspaper and yearbook editors.

This broad range of leadership positions provides students with valuable training and career experience while still allowing time to participate in other extracurricular activities and engage in the university's vibrant campus life. Through ASWU, students can get involved in more than 40 clubs and organizations.

Opportunities abound! Check them out at Associated Students of Whitworth University.