Equity & Inclusion Student Groups
Whitfield Affinity Groups are Student Clubs that provide a facilitated affirming space for students who share an identity, background, or affiliation to explore and reflect on their own identity, to celebrate shared culture and traditions, and to discuss common experiences, needs, and challenges. Affinity spaces also offer an opportunity for mentorship, support, and community building. These are voluntary groups that students who identify with these affinities may participate.
In addition, Whitfield’s Diversity Awareness Club provides an opportunity for students to explore issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and cultural competence and to contribute to the creation of a more diverse and inclusive community.
The Diversity Awareness Club is dedicated to discussing and acting on issues that affect the Whitfield School community. Students work with a faculty sponsor and the school administration to plan discussions and activities that will enhance the school community and foster greater unity and understanding among all of our members. The organization is open to all Whitfield students, faculty and staff.
Black Student Union (BSU) provides a safe space for Whitfield's Black/African American students to share experiences based on racial identity and cultural background and to find support and camaraderie to further explore their own identity. The club is open to all middle and upper school students who self-identify as Black/African American.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is open to all students in grades 9-12, regardless of your faith position or athletic ability. The student-led group meets twice a month to discuss the application of scripture on situations that they may encounter in their daily lives. Student leaders provide devotionals, bible readings, and prayer for the group at each meeting.
Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) creates a social and supportive space for all students wishing to dialogue and learn about sexual orientation, gender identity, and related issues. The GSA promotes value and respect for everyone. Open to all middle school and upper school students.
International Student Union (ISU) is open to all students in grades 6-12. The purpose of the group is two-fold: it provides a space for Whitfield international students to share experiences that influence integrating into American culture, and it creates the opportunity to celebrate and share with other group members and classmates the many cultures from around the world that make up our student body.
Jewish Student Union (JSU) is open to both Jewish and non-Jewish students. Members meet twice a month to inspire teens of all backgrounds to explore contemporary issues in fun and meaningful ways.
Women's Alliance provides a place for students to communicate about gender equality and collaborate on ways to creatively educate people about these concerns, while also working towards the empowerment of women in the Whitfield community.