Centers of Excellence

Forever first for women's education: striving for excellence, grounded in faith, and engaged in service to the world.


Those words are inspired by our history, of course, but we are absolutely convinced that the world needs Wesleyan Women now more than ever before. Terms like civility, integrity, social responsibility, and understanding for our neighbors come to mind. We are just as convinced that our excellent academic program for women combined with a foundation of faith and service will continue to produce these Wesleyan Women for generations to come. If we insist upon excellence and if we build a community with shared values and a commitment to serving others, we will be fulfilling our role in higher education.

And we are hard at work to make Wesleyan a visible expression of this rather exalted statement. The centerpiece of our plans for excellence is a series of academic centers which strengthen existing programs for our students, promote professional development for our faculty, and reach out to our community. The Centers quite literally extend the campus – bringing the world to Wesleyan and taking Wesleyan students into the world.

-from President Ruth Knox’s Inaugural Remarks, November 6, 2004

Lane Center for Service and Leadership
Center for Women in Science and Technology
Center for Educational Renewal
Center for Creative and Performing Arts
Center for Global Initiatives
Lucy Lester Willet Memorial Library

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1:30 – 5:00 PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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Visit our Campus

Tour our beautiful 200-acre campus featuring Georgian architecture, lush green spaces, recreational facilities, residence halls, and worship center.

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NCAA Division III Athletics

NCAA Division III Athletics

Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

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