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.


  • 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

Kauke Hall

Affording a Wooster Education Just Got Easier for Ohio Residents

With the backing of generous alumni, Wooster now offers a tuition-free guarantee for OCOG eligible students


International Students Continuing to Flock to Wooster at Record Pace

While most others are struggling, Wooster setting new standards for international application and enrollment again

Ivonne García

Dr. Ivonne M. García named Wooster’s first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer

Will begin duties June 1

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

Areas of Focus


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

More about Community

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.

More about Academic Excellence & Innovation

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