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Life at Wheaton

What is student life about at Wheaton College? We’re a community that’s devoted to developing the whole student. Here, faith, living, and learning are intimately intertwined.

 

Spiritual Life

CARRYING OUR FAITH FORWARD

Wheaton College is a distinctively Christian institution in all different aspects of campus life, including offering a variety of places of worship. Meeting in chapel three times a week, campus small groups, and the emphasis of integration of faith and learning in the classroom are just three very visible examples of the many ways that faith is at the heart of everything we do on campus.

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LIVING LIFE TOGETHER

At Wheaton College, we believe that what happens in the classroom is just one aspect of the unique educational experience provided by living on campus. Residence Life at Wheaton seeks to form a Christian community guided by our Community Covenant, a community which includes everything from making a home together in campus housing to enjoying our award-winning campus dining together. Living on campus, whether in dorm rooms of residence halls or other university housing, will enhance your learning and growth outside the classroom in unique ways.

Kingdom Diversity

GROWING TO UNDERSTAND OURSELVES AND OTHERS

Wheaton is committed to promoting the full flourishing of students of diverse backgrounds, and provides opportunities for majority students to engage with issues of diversity. With resources such as the Office of Multicultural Development and the leadership of our Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer, our goal is to make Wheaton feel like home to students of every ethnicity.

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Campus Involvement

Traditions and annual events at Wheaton build campus community through fun and meaningful activities that create a common context of shared experiences.

The great variety of student clubs on Wheaton's campus offers many opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers who have like interests, hobbies, and passions.

Student leadership opportunities at Wheaton are diverse and plentiful! Find out how to lead a club, plan campus events, and much more.

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Building Campus Community

Originally written in 1924 by Wheaton’s second president, Charles Blanchard, the Statement of Faith articulates Wheaton’s foundational Christian convictions that guide the integration of Christian faith, learning and living among the faculty, administration, staff and students. A link to a faculty video series explaining the importance of this statement is also included.

The Community Covenant equips the members of Wheaton College to apply the Statement of Faith’s foundational Christian convictions in our love for God and one another. Originally written in 1974 under Wheaton’s fifth president, Hudson Armerding, and revised in 2003 under Wheaton’s seventh president, Duane Litfin, the Community Covenant articulates a vision for responsible Christian freedom and dependence on God’s grace.

The Student Handbook seeks to provide clear policies and procedures that foster the implementation of the Community Covenant among students.


Student Care and Services

Explore the many resources that Wheaton College has available in order to best care for our campus community.

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Academic and Disability Services

We help you utilize your God-given strengths for deep, effective learning, can address your academic challenges, and coordinate accommodations for physical, learning, and mental health conditions.

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Counseling

Wheaton College Counseling Center (WCCC) staff members are Christians who see their work to support and care for students as foundationally Christ-centered.

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Student Health

Student Health Services is a Christ centered health team dedicated to developing and serving Wheaton College students, while recognizing their unique ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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Student Care

One of the major tasks before you is to balance choices and involvement on-campus with your health and well being. We are here to help you navigate these challenges and to get you back on track.

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Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention

Wheaton is committed to creating a safe environment for students while simultaneously being prepared to respond to situations related to sexual misconduct if or when they arise.

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Student Development Offices

Our Student Development division includes a number of different offices specializing in meeting the diverse needs of our campus.

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Emily Barbosa
Business/Economics and International Relations Major
Wheaton College Student Emily Barbosa '19

"Wheaton has been a dynamic, beautiful, and challenging adventure for me."

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International Relations/Spanish Major
Lydia Granger IJM intern

"My semester into the work world at International Justice Mission has given me new vigor and further insight into how I want to spend my final year at Wheaton."

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