The strategic planning process began with a wide-ranging discussion of the college community's mission and core values. Students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i and friends contributed to the discussion through the regular meetings of the President's Coordinating Council and through gatherings on campus and around the country.
The core values of the Wheaton community can be expressed as follows:
Collegial and collaborative
Committed to gender equality
Embracing diversity in all its forms
Rooted in tradition, growing into the future
Creating new knowledge/artistic work
Adventure and joy of learning