Addressing the Past

Message From Wesleyan College

Wesleyan recognizes that there have been portions of her past, both distant and all too recent, that have been painful, and we are deeply sorry.

We are working to learn about and understand our history and to make amends. During the process of uncovering and discussing our institution's past, we have learned of many things we still need to work on today. We are committed to inclusion, equality, and social justice for every member of the Wesleyan community. We are committed to listening to the concerns of all of our constituencies--students, alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members--and creating a supportive learning environment that welcomes everyone. We hope that all members of our community will help us move forward with our goal of creating a community where all are able to know, trust, learn from, and care for one another. Our story is one of hope, where the lessons of history make us stronger.

Signature of Vivia Fowler



In August of 1968, five courageous women integrated Wesleyan College: Carolyn McClinton Woodard, Dyleane Taylor, Christine Everett, Marvette Renee Baldwin Jenkins, and Sonya Tomlinson Holland. Joining the Wesleyan student body during the late 60s meant facing many challenges, which they met head-on. By 1972, other black women were enrolled at Wesleyan, but these five were the first to graduate, with their sisters in 1972. Read more.


Wesleyan College has partnered with other U.S. colleges and universities that are studying and learning more about the historical role of slavery at their institutions. Learn more at Universities Studying Slavery.

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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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NCAA Division III Athletics

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