The Students & Alumni of Color Coalition arose from grassroots organizing by students and alumni to address a question raised at a FUBU group meeting in May 2017, “Why would we return to Whitman, a homogeneously white campus?” Students of color thirty years ago and students today face many of the same issues, and many of us experience being a person of color at Whitman as draining and isolating.

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We are dedicated to extending and strengthening that community between current students and alumni of color. We are driven to make Whitman a place in which current students of color cannot only survive, but thrive.

The Coalition works towards this goal by facilitating communication, connection, and community among and between alumni of color and current students of color to provide the representation and support that students of color deserve. 

Want to get involved? Contact us:

On-campus liaison: Laura Sanchez
Director, Intercultural Center

Student Interns
Joy Nampaso ('23)
Buyaki Nyatichi ('20)

Steering Committee members
Fred Capestany ('86)
Margarita Banderas ('05)
Devon Yee ('18)