Build on our history of excellence in the liberal arts and support strategic new academic pathways and connections.

Wooster promises a broad education that prepares students for lives of purpose, and a deeply mentored education, through which every student creates something new. Students value independent study and intellectual breadth, but also seek well-articulated ways to explore a wider range of interdisciplinary interests, and to connect applied subjects and professional exploration to an excellent liberal arts education.


  • Create academically robust and experiential ways for students to explore and pursue both intellectual passions and professional aspirations.
  • Develop new pathways, including majors, minors and more, that will be compelling to current and prospective students and powerful for their futures.
  • Enhance first and second year academic experiences.
  • Encourage and support innovative modes of Independent Study.

Our Progress

20 straight years

Wooster’s Independent Study senior capstone program tops U.S. News’ “Best Colleges” ranking

WOOSTER, OH—The College of Wooster’s Independent Study program once again tops U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the best “Senior Capstone” programs, coming […]

More Than 75 Percent of Senior Class to Present at Wooster’s Research Symposium

The Class of 2019 is eager to showcase their undergraduate research projects on Friday, April 26


Wooster Launches Majors in Statistical and Data Sciences, Education, Environmental Studies

All three will be available starting this fall

Priorities for Your Support

The Fund for Curricular Innovation

This Fund provides support to initiate enhancements to academic programs and curriculum that are responsive to changes in pedagogy and areas of inquiry while also facilitating students’ educational growth. The goal is to promote Wooster’s Graduate Qualities: Independent Thinking, Integrative and Collaborative Inquiry, a Dynamic Understanding of the Liberal Arts, Effective Communication, Global Engagement and Respect for Diversity, and Civic and Social Responsibility.

Academic Endowments

There are multiple opportunities to endow either academic programs or the faculty resources, strengthening the heart of our teaching and research enterprise.

The Wooster Fund

To annually support the people and programs that make Wooster unique, select the “Mentored Undergraduate Research” or “Faculty and Staff Support” areas of impact through The Wooster Fund.

For more information about supporting our endowment or The Wooster Fund, please contact the Office of Development at 330-263-2325 or

Areas of Focus


Create a vibrant, welcoming and strongly-woven campus community which supports learning, thriving, wellness, and fun.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Grow our internationality, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

More about Diversity & Inclusion

Academic Excellence & Innovation

Build on our history of excellence in the liberal arts and support strategic new academic pathways and connections.

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Connected Learning

Deepen and make more universal connections between learning in the classroom and engagement with the campus, local community, and the world.

More about Connected Learning