As the oldest college in the world
chartered to grant degrees to women, we are ever mindful of the College's
affiliation with the Methodist Church. Since our founding in 1836, we have
lived out our commitment to the church and to the "foundation of faith" that is
a cornerstone of the Wesleyan experience for our students. And now the time has
come for a dedicated chapel building on the Wesleyan College campus. We
are pleased to announce that we have secured all the funding needed to build
our new Pierce Chapel. Construction began in December 2013 and the building is
scheduled to be dedicated in the first quarter of 2015.
Our faith and service organizations are thriving and we are preparing several students for seminary each year. Complementing Wesleyan's outstanding academic program, organizations like Methodist Wesley Foundation, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Catholic Newman Club, Lane Center Servant Leaders, and Episcopal Canterbury Club invigorate our campus life. We are particularly excited about the growth in the College's newest campus ministry program, Wesleyan Disciples. The addition of Pierce Chapel to our campus will provide a center of worship and ministry programming, playing an enormous role in the daily lives of our students as they grow academically as well as in lessons of faith and service to others.
Many have asked how they can be a part of this historic event in the life of Wesleyan College. For a limited time, there are still naming opportunities available! For more information about becoming a Friend, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (478) 757-5187.