Diversity and Inclusion is intrinsic to the mission of Illinois Wesleyan University.
At IWU, we believe that education in the context of diversity creates the richest learning environment and experiences. Here at IWU we appreciate diversity in all its many facets including diversity of thoughts and perspectives. We strive to develop the most enriching, progressive, vibrant, and welcoming community possible. On our campus, students are encouraged to be themselves in their own fullness, and are challenged to embrace what it means to be one unique being in a closely connected web of exceptional individuals. In fulfilling this purpose, we infuse aspects of culture, identity, inclusion, and engagement into all facets of the IWU experience from the curricular to the co-curricular.
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.
The core purpose of this website is to share the diversity efforts of our institution. Diversity and Inclusion is imperative to the mission of the institution. With this in mind, please take time to explore our signature diversity events, campus wide commitment to diversity, reports and research, and resources on campus and in Bloomington-Normal.