Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priorities for Wheaton's Future

Wheaton College remains rooted in its historic mission.


Our perennial and fundamental commitments continue—love for Christ, faith in the gospel, confidence in God’s Word, adherence to our evangelical Statement of Faith, promise to keep our Community Covenant, calling to integrate learning with faith, and desire to develop students who live for Christ and His Kingdom.

Yet we also recognize that seizing the opportunities presented by each new season in life and ministry calls for strategic thinking. At the present moment in our history and mission, we recommend equally the following strategic priorities. The time has come to:

  • Globalize a Wheaton education through expanding scholarships, revising the curriculum, and doubling the number of students who receive academic credit through off-campus cross-cultural experiences. 
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  • Deepen ethnic diversity through implementing a comprehensive plan to communicate the biblical imperative for ethnic diversity and foster a truly welcoming environment for people of color. 
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  • Promote liberal arts excellence through investing resources to renew our liberal arts identity and clarifying our definition of educational excellence. 
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  • Enhance music and the performing arts through initiating a formal process to plan and construct a new Conservatory building. 
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