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Activities & Involvement Opportunities

(Opportunities are listed alphabetically.)

ASWU: Georgia Goff, 509.777.4559, or Jason Chapman, 509.777.4565

Whitworth's undergrads are an important part of Associated Students of Whitworth University (ASWU). This organization and its elected officers, hall senators and reps, program coordinators, and club officers are dedicated to serving the social, spiritual, educational and recreational needs of Whitworth students. ASWU is the voice of the student body: All students, from freshmen to seniors, are invited to participate. Come join us in the HUB every Wednesday at 5 p.m.

ASWU Residence Hall Senators and Representatives: Christina Aguilar509.777.4556

During spring semester, each residence hall elects a senator to serve as its representative to ASWU. This student attends weekly assembly meetings at which s/he receives information about university business, policy and current issues. In turn, the senator reports to ASWU the business of their residence hall, along with any student issues that require action by the assembly. The senator is also responsible for coordinating traditional activities, like Homecoming Week, as well as more hall-specific traditions (Mac Hall Haunted House, Warren Peace, the Duvall Drive-In) for their hall. Large residence halls that need more voice on votes will elect representatives in the fall; this provides additional opportunities for new student involvement in ASWU.

  • Arend Hall: Samie Schaeffer

  • Baldwin-Jenkins Hall: TBD

  • Ballard Hall: Kenzie Quinn

  • Boppell Hall: Katelynn Diaz

  • Duvall Hall: Katie Chilcote

  • McMillan Hall: Lucien Dallabetta

  • Off-Campus: Reeshika Sharma

  • Oliver Hall: Lotanna Akykwe

  • Warren Hall: Ava Dennis

Building Unity and Cultivating Success (BUCS) Bridge Program: Ayaka Dohi, 509.777.4572

The Building Unity and Cultivating Success (BUCS) Bridge Program is a year-long program designed to serve first-year students from first-generation and/or underrepresented racial and ethnic population (UREP) backgrounds. This program starts with a pre-orientation component to help incoming students adjust to the Whitworth University environment before first-year orientation. The pre-orientation week consists of three pillars: community-building, identity development and college navigation. After the pre-orientation, participants which are known as protégés may opt in for a year-long mentoring program facilitated by our student leaders called, Peer Guides. They will continue to assist first-year students with their transition to Whitworth.

2022-23 BUCS Bridge Peer Guides

  • Alexia Campos Flores
  • Adrian Alvarez
  • Shayla Melendez
  • Isabella Roberts
  • Kate Dacua
  • Shakeel Khan
  • Taira Alaga
  • Feven Christiansen
  • Natalie Robles
  • Kelsey Lopes-Keolanui
  • Seiko Joseph Keleb
  • Razjahlynn Kuhiiki
  • Araceli Martinez Flores
  • Reese Ramos
  • Yohanna Chavez Mendoza

Chapel Programming: Forrest Buckner, 509.777.4506

Whitworth's campus ministry, housed in Seeley Mudd Chapel in the Beeksma Family Theology Center, offers a variety of programs that provide opportunities for every student to take steps closer to Jesus. Through weekly community worship gatherings, student-led ministries, opportunities for Christian growth in the residence halls (with the resident campus ministry coordinators), Life Groups and special events, you can get involved in activities and relationships that enable you to discover God's love, God's purpose for your life and how to share that love with the world. You are welcome to set up an individual meeting with a campus pastor to talk about life or faith as well!

Daily and Weekly Chapel Events

Chapel Community Worship: Students, faculty and staff join in worship together through the Word, prayer, music, testimony and the Lord's Supper every Tuesday and Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m.

Hosanna: A weekly student-led gathering in the chapel at 9:45 p.m. on Tuesdays providing space for worship through music, prayer, Scripture, art and reflection.

AWAKE: A welcoming community of students come together in the HUB Multipurpose Room on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. to explore who God is, who we are and why that even matters.

Morning Prayer: On Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:30-8:50 a.m. in the lantern room of the music building, a small group of students, staff and faculty join together for a simple and peaceful service of prayer, hymn and Scripture.

Life Groups: Weekly small groups for eight weeks each semester led by faculty and staff that are focused on building community and growing in relationship with God. Sign up on the chapel webpage at the beginning of each semester.

Campus Ministry Coordinators: Lauren Taylor, 509.777.4341

Campus Ministry Coordinators work behind the scenes to organize ministries with and for students in their resident halls. This can look a variety of ways from small group Bible studies, theological discussions, prayer times, worship nights or just grabbing coffee with students who are looking to connect on a deeper level. Most programs are geared toward helping students grow in their faith, although some will also address issues specific to international students, transfer students and those who find Whitworth's faith element challenging.

W.E.R.E. Women's Bible Study: This Bible study group meets weekly and is a time filled with fun and fellowship. Young women gather together for prayer and an amazing time of finding out what it means to be in relationship with others and, most of all, be in relationship with God. All are welcome. This is lead by Stephy Nobles-Beans, the associate chaplain for diversity.

Clubs: Jamie Gassman, 509.777.3837

Whitworth’s clubs and organizations are listed below. For more information on how you can get involved in one of these organizations or begin your own club, email Jamie at Additional information is available at

Alzheimer’s Awareness Club

Artists’ Cooperative

Asian Alliance Club

Association for Computing Machinery

Association of Minorities in STEM

Astronomy Club

Athletic Training Club

Band of Whitworth Pirates (Pep-Band)

Bangarang Ultimate Frisbee

Beta Alpha Psi

Black Student Union

Business Club

Camaraderie of the Armed Forces

Camp Kesem

Catholic Fellowship

Chemistry and Other Sciences (CHAOS)

Chess Club

Cool Whip

En Christo

Environmental Action Coalition (EAC)

FASA (Filipino-American Student Association)

Gaming Club

Gender Equality Movement (GEM)

General Transfer Student Organization (TSO)

Generation Action

Girl Gains

George Whitworth Honors Students for Academia

HOLA: Hispanic-American Club

Hidden Opponent

History Club

International Club

Iota Tau Alpha (Athletic Training Honor Society)

Jubilation Dance Ministry

Men’s Club Soccer

Mountain Biking Club

Nā Pu’uwai ‘o Hawai’i

The Physics and Engineering Collective

Political Science Club

Pre-Med/Science Club

Pre-Occupational Therapy Club


Psi Chi/Psychology Club


Storyteller’s Club

Students for Life

Student Investment Club

Swing & Ballroom Dance Club

Teachers for Tomorrow

UMOJA (African Culture Club)

United States Against Sweatshops (USAS)

United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)

Westminster Round

Women in Finance

Women’s Club Soccer

Cultural-Diversity Advocates: Lulu Gonzalez, 509.777.4509

Cultural-diversity advocates (CDA) are part of Whitworth's student leadership programs. They work to encourage the development of a community that values individual differences and respects the rights and opinions of all Whitworth students. One of their primary responsibilities is assisting international students as they make the transition to campus. Additionally, CDAs develop cultural programming around campus to inform, educate and provide social activities for all Whitworth students. They are trained and supervised by the Whitworth Office of Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion staff.

2022-2023 Cultural-Diversity Advocates (CDAs)

  • Aditi Beesani– Lead CDA (Fall)
  • Nara Shin – Lead CDA (Spring) 
  • Paul Idiaghe
  • Joha Ayupov 
  • Jennifer Ward
  • Lara Tyugay
  • Filip Timotija
  • Nabi Khan
  • Priye Tam-George

Office of Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Ayaka Dohi, 509.777.4572

Located in Hendrick Hall, Whitworth’s Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (SDEI) seeks to support and sustain a welcoming campus environment for all students, staff and faculty. Our office strives to enhance persistence efforts for underrepresented student populations and works to identify possible engagement gaps. We seek to ensure that the campus community is open to the experiences of individuals who identify with underrepresented communities, through educational, informational and social programs. We support the campus university in intercultural competency skill development through intercultural educational programs and the provision of a resource center for students, staff and faculty. The premise that the development of intercultural skills will lead to individual, institutional and global reconciliation is central to our vision. Other resources and programs from the Office of Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion includes the Intercultural Student Center, International Student Services, Cultural Diversity Advocates, Act Six Leadership scholarship, Empower U Workshops, Diversity Monologues, and BUCS Bridge.

Student Success & Equity (Sub Unit in the Student Life Division): 509.777.4330

The Student Success & Equity (SSE) Unit supports the mission of the university through its collaborative efforts to foster student learning and achievement by providing services and supports necessary for students to accomplish their academic goals. SSE works to ensure that our diverse student body has an equitable opportunity to live and learn at Whitworth University. Our programs and initiatives create an inclusive community that challenges students, faculty, and staff to think critically and broaden their cultural knowledge bases in our ever-changing society. This area is committed to improving and strengthening greater synergy around retention, persistence and access efforts at Whitworth University. By coordinating campus-wide efforts to develop effective onboarding and support mechanisms along students' pathways toward their educational goals. Multiple programs support the work of advancing student outcomes. Offices connected to the Student Success & Equity unit include Student Success Department, Office of Student Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and Education Support Services Office.

Cultural Events Coordinator: 509.777.3828

Designed to offer special assistance to underrepresented populations at Whitworth, this coordinator provides advising, programming and services to the campus community. Multicultural student programs are designed to meet the needs of our diverse student body. We encourage the exploration of personal leadership, academic excellence, community service, assistance with the recruitment of multicultural students, and full participation in the Whitworth community.

Employment on Campus: Student Employment Office, 509.777.4707

The Center for Career & Professional Development, first floor in the HUB, will assist you in finding an on- or off-campus job. Check out the job posting website Handshake – – for job openings.

Intramurals: 509.777.3714

Intramurals engage the campus community in a variety of sports throughout the academic year. They provide an excellent opportunity for both students and faculty to participate in competitions at either the recreational or competitive level. No athletic experience required!

Sports are offered periodically throughout the year and include: basketball, volleyball, flag football, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, softball, dodgeball, floor hockey, cornhole and more. Individual participants pay a players fee to participate. More information can be found within the "intramurals" tab on the U-Rec website (

Natsihi (the yearbook) Editor: Sakina Vidyarthi, 509.777.4240

If you have an interest in photography, journalism or graphic design, or if you want to learn the skills associated with these activities, the staff of Whitworth's yearbook, Natsihi (pronounced "not-see-hee"), needs your help in creating Whitworth's annual chronicle of campus history. You'll also get course credit!

Off-Campus Senator: Reeshika Sharma, 509.777.4237

Living off campus presents a completely new set of opportunities for students. Activities and services designed just for the commuter student include off-campus barbecues and other social outings. Whitworth's commuter students have a strong tradition of fulfilling leadership roles in ASWU, and all off-campus students are strongly encouraged to participate in on-campus events. To become involved in this programming, contact the ASWU office and the off-campus student senator.

Outdoor Recreation: 509.777.4561

All the adventure of the Northwest and beyond is available to you through the Whitworth Outdoor Recreation Office. Sign up for skiing, rock climbing, biking, backpacking, watersports, camping trips and so much more. Contact the U-Rec front desk or check out for up-to-date information about all trips and adventures.

Peer Health Educators: Kalen Shinagawa, 509.777.3259

The Heath Education Action Team (HEAT) is comprised of student leaders who receive training through their health center advisers to become peer health educators on campus. They bring passion and education to the community through a variety of platforms. Programming topics include physical, mental and sexual health, as well as substance abuse education.

2022-23 HEAT Members:

  • Allie Vu
  • Elizabeth Mazemke
  • Eunice Viatoshir
  • Jessica Deegan
  • Isabel Iral

Residence Hall Leadership Staffs

Each residence hall has a group of student leaders who work together to provide for the health and happiness of their communities. ASWU senators, campus ministry coordinators, resident assistants, assistant area coordinators and the area coordinators make up each leadership working group.

Resident Assistants: Krista Maroni, 

Residence life is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to explore what it means to be part of a community called to care for each other in cooperative ways. Resident assistants aid residents in creating a sense of community within their living areas through the programs they offer. They help students to develop a sense of responsibility for their actions and for their contributions to the community. RAs serve as role models and assist in the administration of their residence halls. In addition, RAs host "PrimeTime" programs every night in the resident hall lounges. Attending PrimeTime is a great way to meet other residents.

  • Arend Hall: Ukiah Belarde, Kyleia Rhodes, Marianna Felix Astorga, Dominick Gonzalez, Isabella Leighton, Grace Uppendahl, Joel Zoolkoski,
  • Baldwin-Jenkins Hall: Michael Gonzalez, Tori Jensen, Grace Kleinknecht, Kyle Marquez, Jonathan Morasch, Nikyla Nie, Raechelle Pidone, Matheus Silva
  • Ballard Hall: Katie Fitzpatrick, Ellie Stephens, Sierra Van Der Pol
  • Boppell Hall: Sierra Pauley, Matt Cochran, Madelyn Osorio, Angela Wessel
  • Duvall Hall: Bryan Acevedo-Prado, Kelly Barr, Sophie Halma, Alexia Hurtado, Carson Woods, Marc Dugenet, Sydney Kau
  • McMillan Hall: Troy Yoshida, Joshua Demant, Jacobi Padilla, Kristi Shaka
  • Oliver Hall: Quinn Gamon, Gracie Caudle, Abby Fountain, Ceithlinn Gates, Nathaniel Gray, Elise Mills, Alexus Myers, Nathaniel Rodriguez
  • Stewart Hall: Emma John, Dayanara Partida, Isaac Price, Zachary Washburn
  • The Neighborhoods: Ashley Donovan, Lauren Moreta, Allie Vu
  • The Village: Alexis Walters-Gilchrist
  • Warren Hall: Grace Bestebreur, Isaac Cortes, Myla Smith, Salim Dhahri, Willow Miller, Fope Seriki, Connor Wodehouse, Nevaeh Meyer, Margaret Byle, Michelle Lie.

Assistant Area Coordinators: Krista Maroni, 

The Assistant Area Coordinator (AAC) is a second- or third-year student leader given extra responsibilities of co-leading RAs in collaboration with the ACs.

Area Coordinators: Krista Maroni, 

The Area Coordinator (AC) is the full-time professional overseeing multiple residence halls. ACs work with the Assistant Area Coordinators (AACs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) in each building to ensure safety and to build community. ACs specialize in roommate conflict, leadership development and creating learning for the co-curricular education.

Arend Hall: AAC Melissa Pere, Arend apartment

Baldwin-Jenkins Hall/Stewart Hall/The Village: AC Bailey Sauls, Baldwin apartment,

Ballard Hall/McMillan Hall: Graduate Assistant, TBD

Boppell Hall/Oliver Hall: AC, Iona Cairncross, Oliver apartment, 

Duvall Hall/Arend Hall: AC Jade Faletoi, Duvall apartment, 

Stewart Hall: AAC Charlie Rodriguez, Stewart Apartment

Whitworth Neighborhoods/Warren: AC Gabrielle Mosley, Warren apartment,

Spiritual Life Coordinator Micah Cunningham: 509.777.4553

Want to explore your own spirituality or understand the belief system of someone else? Performers, artists, theatre and group discussion are just a few of the ways students can experience faith on campus. The spiritual life coordinator, whose office is located in ASWU, is ready to listen and give everyone a voice.

Sustainability Coordinator Haley Horsburgh: 509.777.4790

If you're interested in learning more about how to "live green," get involved in recycling, composting, eating and shopping locally, and growing sustainable products, give the sustainability coordinator a call.

Teaching and Research Assistants

Many Whitworth faculty members would appreciate having student assistants to help grade assignments, assist with research, and teach small groups of students in their courses. Contact the faculty member you'd like to assist, and offer your services.

University Recreation Center: Todd Sandberg, 509.777.3734,

The University Recreation Center (U-Rec) invites the Whitworth community to pursue physical fitness and whole-self wellness. The facility includes cardiovascular equipment, powerlifting stations, weight equipment, an indoor track, a climbing wall and bouldering area, and a three-court gymnasium equipped for volleyball, badminton, pickle ball, soccer and basketball. Training equipment which includes dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells and free weights are also available to complete your workout. No matter your current level of activity, the U-Rec staff will welcome you, answer your questions, and help guide you with your pursuit of personal fitness and wellness. U-Rec access is free for all currently enrolled full-time students whom have a current and valid I.D card. T-shirts and tank tops must cover your sides (aka ribs and belly) and water is the only beverage allowed in the facility. U-Rec has a multitude of equipment (indoor and outdoor) to rent for free or for a nominal fee. U-Rec also hosts outdoor recreation, intramurals, group fitness classes and multiple community-wide events throughout the semester such as the Winter Carnival, 5k Fun Run and various spring tournaments. Lastly, if you are looking for a job, the U-Rec employs students to staff all areas of the facility. We typically hire students in the late spring to start work in the subsequent fall semester. Come and check us out:

Volunteer Opportunities: Dornsife Center for Community Engagement, Daniel Geiter, 509.777.4279. Find us online at

Whitworth's Dornsife Center for Community Engagement connects students with service opportunities to help students learn while growing our local community. Students interested in volunteering with charitable, nonprofit, faith-based or government agencies can search opportunities online at or visit in person to learn about our partners. The Dornsife Center works with clubs, residence halls and community organizations to coordinate one-time and ongoing service projects. You can make a difference using any of the Pathways, like philanthropy, direct service, activism & advocacy, research, public policy, or social entrepreneurship. We can connect you with organizations across Spokane working to address critical issues that matter to you. Join us to gain a greater understanding of the needs of others, of your vocational interests, and your skills and values. We are located on the first floor in Weyerhaeuser. Contact us via email ( or the web ( Learn more about our partnering agencies and sign up to volunteer at Radio Manager: 509.777.4560 is the campus online radio station streaming 24/7 online at, funded by ASWU. The station format includes all forms of music, talk shows, and, on occasion, coverage of Whitworth sporting events. For more information, email Follow @whitworthfm on Instagram and Twitter for updates on how to get involved.

The Whitworthian (campus newspaper) Editor, Emma Maple: 509.777.3248

The Whitworthian is the monthly student newspaper and daily news website. In the past, the Whitworthian has received a number of prestigious awards, including Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper, from the National Mark of Excellence Awards, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists. All aspiring journalists, reporters and photographers, as well as any other interested students, are invited to become a part of the team that reports on the latest breaking issues and events on the Whitworth campus. During the academic year, you'll also want to visit for current online news.

Get Involved: ASWU Leadership 2021-22, 509.777.3276


  • Georgia Goff, President

  • Christian Aguilar, Vice President

  • Michael Stavridis, Finance Director

  • Urvashi Lalwani, Communications Director


  • Grace Johnson, Campus Activities Coordinator
  • Jamie Gassman, Club Coordinator
  • Jessica Lopez-Ramirez, Cultural-Events Coordinator
  • Grant Hill, Senior-Class Coordinator
  • Larkin Dean, Traditional Events Coordinator
  • Haley Horsburgh, Sustainability Coordinator
  • Micah Cunningham, Spiritual Life Coordinator


  • Arend Hall: Samie Schaeffer

  • Baldwin-Jenkins Hall: TBD

  • Ballard Hall: Kenzie Quinn

  • Boppell Hall: Katelynn Diaz

  • Duvall Hall: Katie Chilcote

  • McMillan Hall: Lucien Dallabetta

  • Off-Campus: Reeshika Sharma

  • Oliver Hall: Lotanna Akykwe

  • Warren Hall: Ava Dennis

Whitworth Media:

  • Drew Wilson, Radio Manager
  • Sakina Vidyarthi, Natsihi Editor

  • Emma Maple, Whitworthian Editor