The college’s strategic planning process included a wide-ranging discussion of the college community’s mission and core values. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends contributed to the discussion through the regular meetings and gatherings on campus and around the country.

The core values of the Wheaton community can be expressed as follows:

Distinctive Community
Collegial and collaborative
Committed to gender equality
Embracing diversity in all its forms

High Standards
Academic Excellence
Ethical integrity
Intellectual freedom
Global citizenship

Innovative Spirit
Rooted in tradition, growing into the future
Creating new knowledge/artistic work
Adventure and joy of learning
Welcoming Challenge