Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU)

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  • Founded Since 1850

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Illinois Wesleyan University was founded in 1850 by a diverse group of 30 civic and religious leaders who came together to establish “an Institution of learning of Collegiate grade.” When a sponsor was needed, the founders gained support from the United Methodist Church, which is how “Wesleyan” was added to the original name, “Illinois University.” The University’s relationship with the church has evolved over the years. While maintaining its Methodist affiliation, true to its founding roots Illinois Wesleyan continues to be a diverse and inclusive community, independent in its governance.