foundation of faith

Leaders of the Methodist Church were instrumental in the 1836 founding of Wesleyan College. Today, Wesleyan remains deeply committed to her long-standing affiliation with The United Methodist Church and continues to build on the ideals of the church through dynamic programs for Wesleyan women.



Pierce Chapel is a sacred space dedicated to the creation of a campus community of respect, love, and understanding through prayer, worship, dialogue, learning, and service. Programming includes Sunday evening services, monthly mid-week services, monthly Taizé services, regular bible studies as well as other classes and events aimed at spiritual formation. Communion services are held each month presided over area clergy. Special services that mark the liturgical year are celebrated, and convocations centered on the theme of social justice are conducted. The chapel also hosts lectures by eminent theologians and scholars, as well as inspiring concerts and community programs


The Wesley Foundation was formed to unite students by celebrating and sharing in the Methodist heritage. Wesley Foundation meets regularly and is open to all students.


(Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education) Wesleyan is an affiliated member of this nationwide network of colleges and universities formed to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. This initiative is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. and members' dues. The purposes of NetVUE are to:

  • Deepen the understanding of the intellectual and theological dimensions of vocational exploration;

  • Examine the role of vocational exploration in a variety of institutional contexts;

  • Share knowledge, best practices, and reflection on experiences across participating campuses;

  • Develop a network for sustaining an extended program in the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation; and

  • Facilitate the incorporation of additional colleges and universities into this enterprise.

Campus leaders at NetVUE member institutions will have access to a variety of resources, programs, and services

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

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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