At Wheaton, we believe deeply in the importance of understanding and appreciating cultural differences. Our world is increasingly complex, multicultural and interconnected, and we are committed to offering our students opportunities to discover what this means for themselves and their future.
Wheaton faculty act on this philosophy by integrating scholarship about race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, religion and technology in courses across the curriculum-from the arts and humanities to the social and natural sciences.
The college also offers resources to make the most of our community's diversity. Through its activities, the Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning seeks to affirm these unique identities, to build a community that draws from them and to cultivate leaders who will introduce to the world the value of human diversity.
Wheaton President Ronald Crutcher refers to the college's efforts in this area as making excellence inclusive. Many students, faculty and staff are working on doing just that through the activities of the President's Action Committee on Inclusive Excellence, which he established in 2008.