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Wabash College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
410 West Wabash Avenue
Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933
(765) 361-6225
Email address
School Information
"Founded in 1832, Wabash is a private liberal arts college whose mission is to educate men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely. The College sits on 65 wooded acres minutes from the heart of downtown Crawfordsville, a Stellar Communities city of approximately 15,000. Wabash has built on its rich and storied history that began when a group of Dartmouth-educated ministers founded the College on what was then the western frontier. For nearly 200 years, Wabash has educated countless doctors, lawyers, business leaders, teachers, scientists, and entrepreneurs" (Source: The university's enrollment is over 800 students and there is a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Wabash College offers 39 majors and minors.
General Information
Wabash College has provided an exhaustive list of resources relating to teaching diversity. This includes podcasts, articles, books, and various media collections. The college has also sought to implement these subjects in student courses. The university has plans to require Critical Race Training sessions of its students and faculty. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • Wabash College published an article describing its "Quest for Diversity." This outlined various suggestions for incorporating diversity in the school curriculum.
  • The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion hosts a monthly podcast, "Dialogue on Teaching."
  • The university has compiled a list of resources aimed to deliver faculty content related to "Teaching Diversity and Justice," "Civic Engagement," and anti-racist teaching skills. The aim is "teaching toward respect, community building, compassion, belonging and away from the violences of racism, white supremacy, dehumanization and inequity."
  • Due to the grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. in November 2020, the college joined the Equity Alliance. Members of this alliance include 53 founding colleges. As part of the Equity Alliance, faculty and staff will "participate in a series of virtual discussions of specific aspects of racial equity led by respected leaders of national higher education associations, scholars who study race relations and people of color, and specialists from the Race and Equity Center."
  • As of November 2020, Wabash College will take part in the Center's National Assessment of Collegiate Campus Climate which comprises "a rigorous student survey that measures belonging and inclusion, the depth and frequency and depth of cross-racial interactions, and students’ appraisals of institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion." The college will also engage in two other climate surveys.
Symbolic Actions
  • The Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program released a statement following the death of George Floyd. Reverend Grady said "The recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have enraged people across the country. The reality is this type of killing is systemic and institutional and will only change with organized people power."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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