William C. McClain Center for Diversity
The Center for Diversity is located off of Alumni Way, across from New Hall.
At Wittenberg, we embrace a diversity that means encountering ways of life which, by definition, opens our minds by introducing us to differences in experiences and outlooks that prepare us for living and learning in an increasingly global community.
As a part of Wittenberg's diverse residential community we value diversity because it enriches our university community and prepares us to fully appreciate how diversity contributes to our growth as human beings. We believe that such encounters, in this learning community, will go on to cultivate a campus culture in which a wide range of talents and perspectives are fostered and celebrated. Learn More...
Weaver Chapel is located on E Campus Drive, right in the middle of campus and across the street from Myers Hall. Built in 1956, the chapel's 212-foot steeple is one of the first things that you'll see while heading towards campus.
In each window, the graphic portion consists of solid lead, and glass is used only as a background. The 24 panels at the front entrance depict the history of Wittenberg from Luther's Wittenberg in Germany to the present institution. The last pane displays Wittenberg's Seal and motto, "Having Light We Pass It on to Others." Outside the chapel, the statues on the 212-foot steeple represent Gottfried Leibnitz, John Milton, Johann Sebastian Bach, St. Augustine, Martin Luther and St. Paul of Tarsus.
Home to the various convocations, events and concerts throughout the year, Weaver Chapel plays host to a Lutheran service open to all that is led by the university pastors on Sunday mornings during the academic year. Catholic Mass is offered every Sunday evening. Weekday chapel occurs twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Religious opportunities and organizations are available for students from various traditions, including Weaver Chapel Association, Lutheran Student Movement, Common Ground, CRU, Imani Gospel Choir, Athletes in Action, Newman Club and the Jewish Culture Club. Houses of worship for all major faiths are within driving distance, with Springfield being home to a synagogue, two mosques, and a wide variety of churches, all of which welcome students, faculty and staff to participate. Learn More...
The Womyn's Center is an integral part of the university's liberal arts mission and functions to ensure moral responsibility and value development by focusing on the issues, needs and concerns affecting students, faculty and staff that are women and gender minorities. Learn More...