“All students deserve equity in how they are mentored, sponsored, supported and empowered to experience Wellesley. We are dedicated to ensuring that each of our students is able to take advantage of Wellesley’s rich learning and living environment.”
—Paula A. Johnson, President of Wellesley College
We, Wellesley for Adequate and Accessible Resources, do not believe that all students have received equity in mentorship, sponsorship, support or empowerment to “experience Wellesley.” We are dissatisfied with the resources offered to disadvantaged students and the state of mental health care on campus. The sparse resources currently offered are inadequate and inaccessible. We demand that the school take immediate and effective action to improve the welfare of all students.
Wellesley College must address its “bias for privilege” by taking active steps to enhance education access for first-generation and low-income students. Wellesley must do more than recruit and enroll for diversity credit. It must continue to provide for all students after enrollment to ensure equity in academic performance, “on-time” graduation rates and general well-being.
If Wellesley is invested in promoting well-being or even recognizes its liability for our care, then it must reform the Stone Center. Its liability, or in other words, legal responsibility, encompasses both physical and mental health. Any failure to sufficiently meet those needs leaves Wellesley College at fault for improper healthcare.