The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives.
Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.

Institutional Core Values

As an institution of higher education, Wells College values:

  1. Learning founded on challenging and intellectual inquiry, requiring active student engagement, done with honor, and resulting in a transformative experience.
  2. Continuing emotional, intellectual, and social development which involves self-reflection and continual adaptation
  3. Interpersonal relationships and social interactions built in community
  4. An awareness and sensitivity to differences that encourages open-mindedness and responsible action
  5. Creativity
  6. People as unique individuals

Community Standards Statement

Wells College strives to become a diverse and inclusive community where individuals live, work, teach and learn with a goal of promoting and maintaining an atmosphere of respect. Membership is a privilege that requires all individuals to treat others humanely, and with mutual understanding and tolerance. Wells College fosters an environment in which free speech, openness, acceptance, and inclusion—even of those ideas or beliefs that may be controversial—are appreciated and considered in their appropriate settings.

Discrimination on the basis of (but not limited to) race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, varying physical or mental abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political beliefs will not be tolerated. Verbally or physically abusive or harassing behavior that makes the College atmosphere intimidating, hostile, or threatening is unacceptable. All community members are subject to the laws that govern the rest of society.

Information about the implementation of the Community Standards Statement in the classroom, workplace and residence halls, as well as responding to violations of the Community Standards Statement, can be found in the Community Handbook.

Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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