Your Gifts in Action

Thanks to the support of generous alumni, parents and friends, Nebraska Wesleyan can continue providing students one-of-a-kind liberal arts experiences in a community that cares about their success. No matter who you are or what you’re passionate about, there’s a way for you to make a positive impact at NWU. 


Make It Your Own at NWU

Most days, rising sophomore Emalie Wightman ’24 climbs the stairs of Old Main or returns to her dorm room in Johnson Hall with her mind on a macroeconomics exam, her partially drafted English essay, or how she will improve her short game in her next golf match. However, on some otherwise unremarkable days, her thoughts stretch back generations: “I’m definitely not the first person in my family to make this walk.”

On With the Show!

A career in the performing arts requires confidence, experience and the courage to withstand rejection. Yet the glow of the spotlight draws a brave few, full of heart and passion, to the stage. Merrill Mitchell ’22 counts herself among the chosen.

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Prairie Wolves Can Do It All

Reagan Janzen ’22 starts her Wednesday mornings bright and early. At 6:00 a.m., she rolls out of bed, inhales a bowl of cereal and jets off to work. She works once a week as a home health aide for a quadriplegic client whose detailed morning routine takes nearly two hours to complete.

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Exceptional and Essential

When Nebraska Wesleyan University’s leadership announced that students and faculty would be returning to campus in the fall of 2020, they made a bold statement.

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A Passion for Language

Language connects us. In the United States, Spanish is the second most spoken language after English. When I came to Nebraska Wesleyan University, I did not plan to learn another language.

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Pantry Full of Love

The Prairie Wolf Pantry continues to grow in size and importance as a vital support system.

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Cultivating a Culture of Support

At Nebraska Wesleyan University, student-athletes across all sports compete with a strong sense of perseverance. This common characteristic shared by our community within sports drives current student-athletes, alumni, and friends to invest and immerse themselves into NWU.

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You Say You Want a Revolution?

A handful of Nebraska Wesleyan students could sense what was coming in 2020; it reminded them of a time long before they were born.

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Core Values Keep Us Grounded

Nebraska Wesleyan's core values kept us grounded in 2020 and will guide us into the future. President Darrin Good reflects on how we're living out each value—personal attention to students, stewardship, excellence, community, diversity and the liberal arts.

Personal Attention to Students

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Leave a Place Better than You Found It

Nebraska Wesleyan hopes students leave the university better than they found it: that each student leaves better equipped to face the world than when they arrived, and that the university is better for having welcomed that individual into the campus community.

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You Belong

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s strength is built on our community members’ support of one another. Together, we create an educational institution and a social community where a diverse array of individuals belong to one another and strengthen the university.

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