Diverse Wooster

Afro-American Studies

Before the mid-1960s, Wooster was a largely white college with very few students of color. This posed a problem for the few black students that were attending the college in the middle of this transformative decade. Through the mid to late 1960s, the black presence on campus increased quite slowly. The Miles College exchange (1968-1969) […]


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Queer Student Organizations

The 1980s saw many changes for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community—from the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and movement, to the the growing dissent to the LGBTQ community, to the increase in recognition of members of the LGBTQ community in academia. The year 1981 brought to The College of Wooster a […]


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Women’s Studies

In the 1971-1972 school year, the first course that took a focused look on gender was offered; titled “Female and Male,” the interdepartmental course took a new approach to classes at Wooster.  After this, more and more courses considering women’s lives, perspectives, and work began to populate the course catalogue.In the 1974-1975 school year, the […]


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