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 as never 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, when they are fully implemented, will strengthen existing programs for our students, promote professional development for our faculty, and reach out to our community. The Centers will quite literally extend the campus – bringing the world to Wesleyan and taking Wesleyan students into the world.