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.
To fulfill this mission, Wells College has instituted institutional and program goals.
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.
The Wells College Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the U.S. Department of Education.
Requests for a hard copy can be directed to the director of campus safety by phone at 315.364.3229 or in writing to the Director of Campus Safety, Wells College, 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026.