Equity & Inclusion Student Groups
Whitfield Affinity Groups are student clubs for students who share an identity, background, or affiliation. These facilitated groups enable students to explore and reflect on their own identity, to celebrate shared culture and traditions, and to discuss common experiences, needs, and challenges. Affinity groups also offer an opportunity for mentorship, support, and community building. These are voluntary groups for students who identify with these affinities or who act as allies.
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 organizes and implements initiatives to educate students in matters pertaining to diversity and inclusion with topics chosen by students. Members act as liaisons to grade levels and provide a student voice in discussions and initiatives as appropriate. Open to all middle school and high school students.
The purpose of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is to create 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.