Support Diversity Initiatives at The College of Wooster

The College of Wooster stands against racism in all of its forms, and we are committed to creating a campus that is truly equitable and inclusive. We are sharing our work publicly so that we can be held accountable for that commitment.

Should you wish to support this work philanthropically, we welcome your gift to the following funds:

The Black Student Equity Fund – Founded through the leadership of Black students in the classes of ’20, ’21 and ’22, the Black Student Equity Fund is used for, but not limited to travel and other costs associated with College-sanctioned activities such as experiential learning or off-campus study, travel for emergency personal/family purposes; assistance with necessities such as books, fees, room & board, and tuition; fees for mental health care or other health-related costs; and any other costs that may be critical for the recipients’ thriving, learning and well-being. To make a gift to The Black Student Equity Fund, visit our secure online giving form and type “Black Student Equity Fund” into the comments box.

The Diversity Initiative Fund – This fund was established with gifts from members of the Board of Trustees to support initiatives that will help increase the diversity of Wooster’s faculty and staff.  The fund honors emeritus trustees Dale Perry ’62 and Reggie Williams ’63. To make a gift to The Diversity Initiative Fund, visit our secure online giving form and type “Diversity Initiative Fund” into the comments box.

The Black Legacy Fund – Income from this endowed fund is used to support the programs and activities of organizations that represent black students on campus. To make a gift to The Black Legacy Fund, visit our secure online giving form and type “Black Legacy Fund” into the comments box.

The Africana Studies Program – Gifts will support the department, which helps students examine, analyze, and interpret critically the historical and contemporary experiences of black women and men in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. For more than 30 years, Africana Studies courses have helped prepare Wooster graduates to succeed in a multicultural world. Africana studies concentrators can choose interdisciplinary courses on topics ranging from Black Nationalism to the Black religious experience to Africana art to the history of African Americans. To make a gift to The Africana Studies Program, visit our secure online giving form and type “Africana Studies Program” into the comments box.

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