In 1866, Roberts Wesleyan College was founded by Benjamin Titus Roberts as the Chili Seminary. In 1885, the name was changed to Chesbrough Seminary, and again in 1945, it was renamed Roberts Junior College. It was finally in 1949 that the institute was given its present name. This Christian liberal arts college, often referred to as RWC, is located in North Chili, New York.
Roberts Wesleyan College offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theology, and the Doctor of Divinity degrees are offered through the Northeastern Seminary. RWC offers the following academic divisions:
The athletics department of RWC fields men's and women's teams in soccer, cross country, golf, basketball, track and field, tennis, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Raiders, the teams are members of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the National Christian College Athletic Association.