Go Green

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An integral part of Wesleyan College's current Strategic Plan is the creation of ways for students, faculty, and staff to support sustainability initiatives. Sustainability is intentionally integrated into curricular and co-curricular teaching and learning.

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The Environmental Concerns Committee involves the campus in two environmentally conscience events each semester. Such events involve campus clean-up and helping the Arboretum committee in a campus-wide effort to clean up the Arboretum trails. 

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Accredited by the Morton Registry of Arboreta in 2013, the arboretum comprises 100 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forest and lies within the boundaries of Wesleyan’s suburban Rivoli campus.

Sustainability Facts

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in the country for recycling paper.

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in 2008

 Bundled Energy Solutions included upgrades to HVAC, lighting fixtures, and bulbs.

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plastic water bottles saved in one year.


Facts About Wesleyan's Sustainability


Charter signatory to the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) - 2007

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action Plan developed to guide Wesleyan College to climate neutrality by 2047.

Student garden

Development of a student garden to grow pollinator plants, vegetables, and herbs.


Environmental Studies major/minor established.


One historic building renovated to LEED Gold standards.

LEED Silver

One new building constructed to LEED Silver standards.

Greenhouse gas

Greenhouse gas inventories performed.

Water usage

Low flow toilets and faucets installed in three buildings. Installed water bottle filling stations and saved 42,190 plastic water bottles in one year of implementation.

Recycling Program

Award winning recycling program ranked 188th in the country for waste minimization, 28th for paper recycling, 64th for bottles and cans and 71st for corrugated cardboard.

Eco-themed living

Eco-themed residential housing established to allow students to practice hands-on sustainability.

Calendar of Events

Wesleyan College is privileged to steward many arts and cultural events and share them with the community. Most are free and open to the public. Wesleyan art galleries are open M-F 1-5PM and on Wesleyan Market Saturdays from 10AM-2PM.

Event listing

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NCAA Division III Athletics

Wesleyan College is home to five NCAA Division III sports: soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball. In addition, we offer an award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian program.

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