“What you do says what is most important to you. Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Ohio Wesleyan’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion begins with the admission process. Our goal is to enroll students who will thrive in Ohio Wesleyan’s classrooms and make positive contributions to the overall life of the community. A college community is not truly educational unless its students contribute a wide variety of life experiences and perspectives to the campus setting.
The Enrollment Division plays a critical role in sharing our institutional values and priorities with prospective students and families and ensuring that students feel informed, supported, and valued through the enrollment process.
The members of the Enrollment Division commit to taking active steps in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to further advance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the enrollment process. We pledge to:
- Work to secure and apply scholarship funds to help meet the financial need of strong students of color to our community.
- Hold focus groups at least two times a year with current students of color to ensure appropriate messaging and representation of our community in our marketing and recruitment materials.
- Continue to strengthen relationships with community-based organizations that serve and support marginalized students in their pathway to college.
- Incorporate a Leadership Summit program for marginalized students into our on-campus recruitment events, promoting honest discussion of relevant, timely topics and providing opportunities for students to develop leadership skills.
- Expand our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by being test optional for all students in consideration for both admission and scholarships.
Through these and other actions, we commit to ensuring a safe, supportive, and inclusive community for marginalized students, as well as those historically represented in campus communities.
Offices of Admission, Financial Aid, and University Communications