Wellesley has an ethic of generosity of spirit, finances, and trust. Because of an honor code, the concept that the same exams can be given during an extended period with the trust that one student will not share the contents with another works. Wellesley's willingness to provide an educational experience to any woman with the ability, regardless of economic or social limitations, is not only generous but also changes life's trajectory in a positive direction for so many . The culture of empathy and understanding is underlined with the professors' constant willingness, with forgiveness, to grant extensions for deadlines. These are values that benefit people within a family, a college, a community and a world. Wellesley understands that to make someone trustworthy and responsible, it begins with offering trust and opportunity.
Generosity and trust are life changing values and fit into modern times.