Recognition Societies
In 1996 Dakota Wesleyan University created recognition societies to acknowledge alumni and friends for their generous support. The university honors alumni, friends and businesses during an annual event called the Patrons’ Banquet.

John Wesley Society
Those who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Wesleyan Fund

Heritage Roll of Honor
Those who include DWU in their estate plans.

Legacy Award
Cumulative gifts of 
$5,000,000 or more
John Wesley Award
Cumulative gifts of 
$1,000,000 or more.
William I. Graham Award
Cumulative gifts of 
$500,000 or more. 
Cross and Flame Award
Cumulative gifts of 
$250,000 or more.
Sacrifice or Service Award
Cumulative gifts of 
$100,000 or more.
President’s Award
Cumulative gifts of 
$50,000 or more. 
Tumbleweed Award
Cumulative gifts of 
$25,000 or more.
Scotchman Award
Cumulative gifts of 
$10,000 or more.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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