We don’t just talk about diversity.

Wheaton believes embracing diversity leads to personal growth, intellectual enrichment, freedom and social justice. Being a part of Wheaton means more than being tolerant of people who are different from you. It means appreciating and celebrating those differences.

In the fall of 2018, Peony Fhagen (Associate Provost for Diversity & Faculty Development), Raquel Ramos (Dean of the Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning), and Shaya Gregory Poku (Dean for Equity, Social Justice, and Community Impact) formed Diversity, Equity, & Access Leadership (DEAL), an umbrella entity that oversees the implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan and support campus DEI work.

In Fall 2020, Stephanie Burlington Daniels (Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance) joined Shaya and Raquel as a fellow DEAL Co-Chair.

The Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning works to affirm unique identities, builds a community that draws from them and cultivates leaders who value human diversity.

Wheaton’s innovative curriculum, including Connections and Foundations courses, combines the breadth of the liberal arts with the opportunity to develop a fully dimensional view of the world.

Wheaton promotes over 100+ student organizations and theme month programming to celebrate and advance our diverse campus.

Part of becoming an informed global citizen is understanding the religious beliefs and practices that are a significant component of cultural identity for many of the world’s people. The Center for Social Justice & Community Impact coordinates the Season of Service, all-inclusive spirituality programs and provides students an opportunity to engage in social responsibility.

Wheaton College is committed to principles of equal opportunity in admission of students, its educational programs and employment.