Walla Walla College

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Walla Walla College

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MottoThe School that Educates for Life
Established 1892
School type Private
Administered by Seventh-day Adventist Church
President Jon Dybdahl
Location College Place, WA, USA
Other Campuses Marine Biology: Anacortes, WA, USA

Nursing: Portland, OR, USA

Business and Social Work: Billings, MT, USA
Missoula, MT, USA
Enrollment 1,900 graduate and undergraduate
Faculty ---
Campus Main Campus: Suburban, 55 acres (223,000 m²)

Other Campuses: Rural and Urban, 22 acres (89,000 m²)
Sports teams Wolves

Walla Walla College is a college offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs. It is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Walla Walla College (WWC) is located in southeast Washington in the town of College Place, just a few miles from Walla Walla. It is one of 10 private colleges in the state of Washington, and one of 14 colleges and universities operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United States. It is overseen by President Jon Dybdahl.

Founded in 1892, Walla Walla College currently holds university status and has an annual enrollment of more than 1,800 students. The main campus covers 55 acres (223,000 m²) and the college also operates a 40-acre (162,000 m²) marine station on Puget Sound, a nursing campus in Portland, Oregon, and masters of social work programs in Missoula and Billings, Montana.

Walla Walla College offers six bachelorís degrees in 36 areas of study, seven masterís degrees, and an associate of science degree. The Edward F. Cross School of Engineering offers bachelor's degrees in Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.


Student Life

The students of WWC are organized as the Associated Students of Walla Walla College. Both the men's and the women's on-campus dormitories operate their own clubs. The clubs are somewhat similar to a fraternity and sorority; however, all dorm residents automatically belong to these clubs. (Off-campus students have their own Village Club as well.) The women's club, located in Foreman Hall and Conard Hall, is named Aleph Gimel Ain (AGA); the men's club, in Sittner Hall and Meske Hall, is named Omicron Pi Sigma (OPS).

Walla Walla College is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities (Adventist Accrediting Association).

Sittner Hall

Sittner Hall is the main men's dorm on the Walla Walla College campus, and the home of Omicron Pi Sigma. It is located on the northwestern end of campus, north of the Walla Walla College Church and west of Plant Services (TSS), the Peterson Memorial Library and Rigby Hall. It is named after Herman R. Sittner, Dean of Men from 1927-1937. It was first constructed in 1946, although it has since been expanded. The current configuration is four stories high with accommodation for approximately 410 men. The building is divided into two wings- North and South. Each wing on each floor is served by two resident assistants.

The smaller of the men's dorms, Meske Hall, was named after Walt Meske, Dean of Men from 1975-1982.

Foreman and Conard Halls

The women's dorms on campus have seven stories (Foreman) and four stories (Conard).

Omicron Pi Sigma

Omicron Pi Sigma (OPS) is the men's club for the dormitory students of Walla Walla College in Sittner Hall and Meske Hall. It is similar to a fraternity; however, it is not exclusive. All of the aforementioned students are automatically members and their club dues are included in their fees for dormitory residence. It is run by a student president (who is elected annually and enjoys the luxury of a special presidential room in Sittner Hall) and a six-member appointed cabinet.

OPS operates numerous activities throughout the year, including a weekly worship in the lobby of Sittner Hall on Monday Nights. Other activities include the Amateur Hour in the Fall, the Date Auction in the Spring, and various sporting events (including the Mudbowl and the Monte Wilkins Open) throughout the year. OPS occasionally works with its sister organization, Aleph Gimel Ain (AGA), to hold joint worships several times each year.

Aleph Gimel Ain

Aleph Gimel Ain (AGA) is the women's club for the residents of the dormitories Foreman Hall and Conard Hall. Like OPS, AGA organizes events during the year and holds weekly worships.

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