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Wesleyan College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
4760 Forsyth Rd
Macon, Georgia 31210
(478) 757-5206
School Information
"Chartered as the Georgia Female College on December 23, 1836, Wesleyan was founded through the efforts of a group of Macon citizens and the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as evidence of their concern for the education of women. The Reverend George Foster Pierce was elected president of the Georgia Female College in 1838, and the College opened its doors on January 7, 1839. Ninety young women were enrolled in our first session. More than 180 years later, Wesleyan continues to educate women to do the extraordinary in their professions and in service to their communities. With many celebrated Wesleyan Firsts and honorary degrees conferred by the College, Wesleyan continues the tradition of excellence. Wesleyan offers the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees, as well as eight pre-professional programs - allied health, athletic trainer, dental, engineering (dual degree), law, medicine, pharmacy, seminary, and veterinary medicine" (Source: The college has an enrollment of 700 students. The campus is sized at 200 acres and features a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1. The school offers 24 majors and 36 minors.
General Information
Wesleyan College has engaged in numerous anti-racism initiatives, including the creation of a Center for Social and Racial Equity as well as an Office of Equity and Inclusion. DEI training is administered to all members of the campus community, with special attention to first-year students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The college has a Center for Social and Racial Equity which functions in the school's "commitment to creating an anti-racist campus community" by providing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice training to students, faculty, and staff.
  • On August 11, 2021, the "Chief Diversity Officer facilitated DEI training for RAs and OLs."
  • The Office of Equity and Inclusion "provides diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops, training, and webinars for all campus community members, including student-focused training for first-year students, club and organization leaders, resident advisors, orientation leaders, peer mentors, and major ambassadors."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Center for Social and Racial Equity has an Advisory Council which promotes "curricular diversity."
  • The Advisory Council also works towards "recruitment, mentoring, and retention of a diverse faculty" in addition to "implementing diversity-themed programming."
  • The college has a Diversity and Inclusion Board which provides further DEI programming.
  • The school leads an initiative titled "Diversity and Inclusion Discussions."
  • The Lane Center for Social and Racial Equity provides "DEIJ training for Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and others in the Middle Georgia community using the IF/DID model (Interactivity Foundation/Diversity and Inclusion Discussions)."
  • Through the Equity Center, Wesleyan College offers an "Antiracism Leadership Development" and an annual lecture titled "Transforming the South."
Symbolic Actions
  • The Center for Leadership and Involvement released a Statement on Anti-Racism.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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