Trailblazing Teaching, Mentoring, and Research
The THIS IS WHY campaign provided more than $145 million in new resources to continue to recruit and retain the most talented faculty, professors who thrive in Wesleyan’s distinctive teacher–scholar culture. These resources also support student and faculty endeavors in signature programs. You can support trailblazing teaching, mentoring, and research by establishing a professorship, making a gift to help endow innovative academic programs, and through your annual Wesleyan Fund gift.
Wesleyan students pursue a self-directed curriculum and have remarkable opportunities to work with professors who are leaders in their fields. The way is opened to intellectual independence here. Wesleyan Fund gifts support educational collaboration from first year writing-intensive seminars, through summer research fellowships, to capstone experiences such as senior theses, essays, performances, and exhibits.
Intellectual experimentation, creative collaboration, and the desire to make a positive difference in the world—that’s what the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Quantitative Analysis Center, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Shapiro Creative Writing Center are all about. These are the newest members of Wesleyan's family of distinguished interdisciplinary centers that includes the Center for the Humanities, Center for African American Studies, Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, and the Center for the Americas. Wesleyan Fund gifts fuel these engines of dynamic work on issues that matter.
Wesleyan began defying disciplinary boundaries a half a century ago with the College of Social Studies and College of Letters. In the 21st century, the same principles of interdisciplinarity led to the College of the Environment and now to the College of Film and the Moving Image. Wesleyan Fund gifts support students and faculty who are working at the intersections of disciplines in these remarkable colleges.