Thank you for your interest in ARC. To learn more about ARC, please visit the Center for Engaged Citizenship on the first floor of CLA, send an email to, or call 309-556-1000.

Profiles about our projects and programs can be found on our blog.

ARC's Mission and Vision

Mission: To relentlessly pursue innovative ideas that transform communities

Vision: No one will say “Wesleyan Bubble” ever again.

ARC Upholds IWU’s mission:

Illinois Wesleyan University, an independent, residential, liberal arts university founded in 1850, strives to attain the ideal of a liberal education while providing unique opportunities with distinctive curricula and programs. A liberal education at Illinois Wesleyan fosters creativity, critical thinking, effective communication, strength of character and a spirit of inquiry. Our curriculum deepens the specialized knowledge of a discipline with a comprehensive world view. The Illinois Wesleyan experience affords the greatest possibilities for realizing individual potential while preparing students for democratic citizenship and life in a global society. As the University pursues this ideal for all of our students, we help students to follow a wide range of career and life paths, offering diverse curricula in liberal arts, fine arts and professional programs as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary study and off-campus learning. The University through our policies, programs and practices is committed to diversity, social justice and environmental sustainability. A tightly knit, supportive university community, together with a variety of opportunities for close interaction with excellent faculty, both challenges and supports students in their personal and intellectual development.

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