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Diversity Events

Wheaton College proudly celebrates ethnically diverse cultures and communities. Diversity in our communities continually enhances our experiences, deepens our knowledge, and influences our campus culture for God's glory.

The 2023 Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Students' Choice Awards

The purpose of the Rodney K. Sisco Students' Choice Award is to recognize staff and faculty members who embody the Kingdom-inclusive traits of the late '84, and who have made outstanding contributions towards advancing the purpose and goals of Wheaton’s College Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment.

With Mr. Sisco's legacy in mind, the Award celebrates student-nominated Wheaton College faculty and staff members who champion efforts resulting in greater diversity, Kingdom inclusion, justice, and unity for all Wheaton College community members. 

Please enjoy the recording below of this year's ceremony.

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. — Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (August 10, 1993 – September 18, 2020) Read More
2023 Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Students' Choice Awards flyer

The Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Students' Choice Awards

Join us as we celebrate the Annual Rodney K. Sisco Diversity Students' Choice Awards Ceremony. Wheaton College takes time each year to honor and value the outstanding diversity work of our faculty and staff.

How We Teach about Gender Roles in the Church at Wheaton College

This information also serves to orient new faculty—especially those who teach in the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadership and the School of Biblical and Theological Studies—on Wheaton’s perspective. 

More Precious Than Rubies

As we celebrate Women's History Month, we encourage you to listen to music that speaks to women's vast experiences. The plethora of genres female performers use to express themselves echoes the greatness of our God. The Office of Intercultural Engagement has curated a playlist on Pandora titled, "More Precious Than Rubies", to celebrate the strength and beauty of womanhood. Enjoy the playlist.

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We are grateful for the work of Wheaton's very own Mrs. Tanya EglerDr. Karin Redekopp EdwardsDr. Carolyn HartDr. Gina YiDr. Sarah HolmanDr. Kathleen KastnerDr. Soh-Hyun Park AltinoMs. Faye SeemanMs. Misook KimMs. Deb StevensonDr. Beth A. BauerDr. Jennie Oh BrownMs. Melanie CottleMs. Katie ErnstMs. Denise GamezMs. Rose Armbrust GriffinMs. Deborah Hollinger, and Women's Chorale. These gifted scholars and artists honor the Lord and share their expertise and experiences both nationally and internationally. Listen to their music featured in our "More Precious Than Rubies" Pandora playlist. 

Still, there is more to hear. There is more to learn. The experience of womanhood reaches far beyond music, and we invite you to seek that understanding as your read, listen, genuinely connect, and engage with the treasures in the women around you. 

We do not own the rights to any of the music curated in this playlist.  

Enjoy previous playlists listed on the Previous Events page.

Diversity Discussions Book of the Month

Welcome! Join us every month as we read books presenting a variety of perspectives on diversity and inclusion. We encourage people to engage the following resources from an evangelical perspective, as summarized in our Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment.

Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment

Wheaton College has created the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment to articulate our firm commitment to "cultivate a grace-filled, Christ-Centered academic community where all members are recognized, loved, and respected [Matthew 22:37-40 and 28:19-20; Revelation 7:9-10]."

The Flourishing for All: Wheaton Strategic Diversity Plan

The goal of the Flourishing for All: Wheaton College Diversity Strategic Plan was created to build on the Christ-Centered Wheaton College Diversity Commitment Statement by outlining concrete structures and processes to transform individuals and the College. 63 departments contributed 90 plans that model inclusive and equitable approaches for engagement, decision-making, and communication.

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The Office of Intercultural Engagement proudly presents 

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The Diversity Discussions Web Series 

As social justice issues continue to unfold, the Wheaton College Chief Intercultural Engagement Officer, Dr. Sheila Caldwell, has hosted conversations about how these matters have impacted people of color in America.

View the live event replays.


Diversity Resources

We invite you to learn more about ethnically diverse communities' unique experiences through recommended resources.

Wheaties Define Racial Reconciliation

Here's what the Wheaton College Staff, Students and Faculty had to say when they were asked to define racial reconciliation.