Like becoming the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women in 1836, and since that time, we’ve introduced scores of young women into society—including the first woman to receive a Doctor of Medicine degree and the first woman to argue a case before the Georgia Supreme Court. At Wesleyan, we’re anchored in tradition, but guided by an innovative spirit. The list of first for women will continue to grow at Wesleyan. not only are we proud to be a Southern women’s college, but we also happen to be the world’s oldest women’s college. In fact, Wesleyan’s classrooms were filled with independent-thinking young women 12 years before the first-ever women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y.