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 (Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Belonging) formed Diversity, Equity, & Access Leadership (DEAL), an umbrella entity that oversees the implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan and support campus Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work. In Fall 2020, Stephanie Burlington Daniels (Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance) joined Shaya and Raquel as a fellow DEAL Co-Chair.