Grow our internationality, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Students’ best opportunities for learning take place when they study in a community that spans a wide range of experiences, traditions, cultures, perspectives, and beliefs. The diversity of the U.S. population of high-school graduates is growing rapidly, and students abroad are increasingly interested in the liberal arts. Thus, increasing the diversity of our community is ethically right, crucial for our students’ preparation for their futures, and a necessity if our college is to be strong.

Initiatives:

  • Continue to build the internationality and diversity of our community, including of the student body as well as staff and faculty in every area of the College.
  • Enact the recommendations of the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan to create a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive climate throughout all parts of the campus.
  • Support respectful dialog across differences to deepen the connections and learning that happen in the College community.

Our Progress

graphic that states Our Legacy Matters: If Not Us Then Who? with a photo of a College of Wooster student holding a sign

Wooster’s 2022 MLK Day celebration to feature multiple voices

The College of Wooster’s 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, January 17 with the theme “Our Legacy Matters: If Not Us […]

students wearing colorful clothing perform at the College of Wooster International Education Week Culture Show

International Education Week to culminate with Culture Show

The College of Wooster celebrates International Education Week from Monday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 20 with a variety of events that provide opportunities […]

graphic with information on Africana Studies Colloquium

Department of Africana Studies opening Colloquium on Wednesday, Nov. 3

The Department of Africana Studies and the Office of the Provost at The College of Wooster are conducting a Colloquium of Africana Studies that […]

Priorities for Your Support

The Diversity Initiative Endowment

This Fund was established in 2016 by the Board of Trustees to support diverstiy, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the College. This endowment honors emeritus trustees, Dale Perry ’62 and Clarence (Reggie) Williams ’63.

Endowed Scholarships

Increasing our financial aid budget through endowed scholarships helps us keep Wooster accessible to bright, promising students from all walks of life.

The Wooster Fund

Select either “campus life” OR “faculty/staff support”

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

Areas of Focus

Community

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.

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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.

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