Wheaton College Academic Centers

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Academic Centers at Wheaton

  • Attract top scholars and thought leaders (or partners)
  • Invest in outreach and service to the world
  • Provide necessary research, resources, and advocacy in the areas of scholarship, spiritual development and evangelism, and practical assistance
  • Deepen the Wheaton educational experience by providing tangible enhancements beyond the classroom
  • Support our faculty and inspire them to pursue areas of expertise and interest

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About the Centers

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Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE)

Promoting and encouraging the formation of moral character and the application of biblical ethics to contemporary moral decisions, the Center for Applied Christian Ethics serves Wheaton faculty and students through a portfolio of activities, including ethical training, public forums, and projects.

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Center for Urban Engagement (CUE)

The Center for Urban Engagement (CUE) exists to promote just, sustainable, and flourishing urban communities through the academic study of cities and transformational experiences of urban life.

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HoneyRock, the Center for Leadership Development of Wheaton College, exists to build Christ’s church and benefit society worldwide by fostering the development of whole and effective people through transformational outdoor experiences.

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Human Needs and Global Resources 

Human Needs and Global Resources cultivates a life-orienting commitment to justice, intercultural humility, compassion, hospitality, environmental health, and peacemaking, as actively reflected in lifestyle and vocation.

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Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI)

The Humanitarian Disaster Institute is the first faith-based academic disaster research center in the country. Our mission is to help the church prepare and care for a disaster-filled world. We use our research to create resources and events geared toward students, survivors, helpers, and researchers.

Institute for Cross-Cultural Training (ICCT)

Through on-campus and online courses, special workshops, publications and consulting, ICCT focuses on these three key areas:

  • Skills for learning a new language
  • Practical help for those who work with on-field language and culture learners
  • Preparation for teaching English to speakers of other languages

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John and Anita Nelson Center for Sacred Music

The Nelson Center champions the creation of new sacred choral music that is based on biblical text, commissioning new works, producing concerts, offering educational and performance opportunities for students, and other activities on the Wheaton College campus and around the world. 

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Marion E. Wade Center

The Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, Illinois is a major research collection of materials by and about seven British authors: Owen Barfield, G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.

Sexual and Gender Identity Institute

Sexual and Gender Identity Institute

Through research, training, and consultation, the Sexual and Gender Identity Institute works to further understanding of sexual and gender identity from within a Christian worldview, to explore the intersection of these identities with religious identity, and to be a resource to the church and to the broader culture.

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The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies (WCECS)

The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies fosters systematic study in the fields of Patristics and early Christian literature by engaging in sustained teaching, research, and publication related to the early Church.

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Wheaton Center for Faith and Disability

By provoking fruitful conversations, training professionals and communities, and providing practical resources, the Wheaton Center for Faith and Disability strives to ground disability discourse in the rich Biblical teachings of community, diversity, humility, and service. Our goal is to make disciples of all people.

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Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation (CFI)

The Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation is a full-service research and training institute at Wheaton College dedicated to teaching Christians to apply their faith directly to the pressing problems they face every day in the marketplace and society.

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Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics & Economics (FPE)

The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics & Economics exists to advance the training of Wheaton College students and the greater community in the understanding of market economies, representative democracies, limited government and the redeeming effect of the Christian worldview on the practice of business, government and politics.

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Wheaton College Billy Graham Center (WCBGC)

The Wheaton College Billy Graham Center is a global hub of inspiration and training for mission and evangelism. We exist to help Christians show & share the love of Jesus in our broken and hurting world.