Wellesley College releases statement on non-binding student ballot initiative

Photograph of Green Hall and Galen Stone Tower in late winter.
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Wellesley College released the following statement by President Paula A. Johnson in response to the non-binding student ballot initiative:

For nearly 150 years, Wellesley’s mission has been to provide an excellent liberal arts education to women who will make a difference in the world.

Wellesley admits eligible applicants who consistently identify and live as women, including cis, trans and nonbinary students. Wellesley is also an inclusive community that embraces students, faculty, and staff of diverse gender identities.

We acknowledge the result of the non-binding student ballot initiative. Although there is no plan to revisit our mission as a women’s college or our admissions policy, we will continue to engage all students in the important work of building an inclusive academic community where everyone feels they belong.