Equality is woven into the fabric of who we are. Since our founding in 1834, Wheaton has focused on expanding who has access to a rigorous liberal arts education. Wheaton believes embracing diversity leads to personal growth, intellectual enrichment, freedom and social justice. We know that our ability to provide a transformative liberal arts education is predicated upon the collaborative and vibrant community that is at the heart of Wheaton’s innovative spirit. There is a thread of equity here at Wheaton.

Supporting the resources to further broaden and deepen diversity, equity, and inclusion work on campus help Wheaton take steps toward racial justice and ensure inclusion and belonging in all we do. Your investment supports developing a culture of shared responsibility to identify, challenge, and dismantle institutional oppression, supports supplemental workshops and programming, training, research, and other campus initiatives to ensure that our students learn to be actively anti-racist, open-minded, and empathic citizens.

With your support, we are making sure that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are woven into everything Wheaton manifests.

DEI Vision and Mission Statement

Read more about the work being done by our leaderinship team:

Diversity, Equity and Access Leadership (DEAL)

Read more about how diversity, equity and belonging fit into Wheaton’s strategic plan:

Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan