Diversity and Inclusion

Students enjoying a sunny day on Davis Field

Cultivating an Inclusive Environment

Wake Forest is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive community for students, faculty, and staff.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion partners with organizations across campus to shape institutional policies and provide programs to holistically serve Wake Foresters. The Benson University Center is home to important organizations that provide resources for underrepresented students.

The Intercultural Center includes co-curricular programming and engaging events to develop intercultural competence, increase a sense of belonging, and raise awareness about culturally relevant issues.

The Women’s Center offers experiences to create an educational and professional environment that supports women and promotes gender equality on campus.

The LGBTQ+ Center supports members of the Wake Forest community and is committed to fostering a safe and equitable experience for all students. Here, students can participate in leadership programs and education related to gender identity and sexual orientation.

On-campus educational programs like Cultivating Me-We-Us and Inclusive Excellence are signature resources that allow students and faculty to engage with each other and expand their worldviews.

All of this work is at the heart of Wake Forest’s motto, Pro Humanitate, which seeks to inspire, support, and influence us toward a common good: the flourishing of community.

Did You Know?  

Minority representation in the undergraduate student body from Fall 2009 to Fall 2020, the most recent year for which data is available, increased by 59.6%.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers campus-wide co-curricular programming and engaging events to develop intercultural competence, increase sense of belonging, and raise awareness about culturally relevant issues.
Wake Forest students identify what makes them unique, at the Unique Deac event sponsored by Athletics and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion facilitates inquiry into social identities through intersectional analysis and explorations of how different identities can impact one’s own lived experiences and those of others.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides transformative educational experiences for underrepresented students by cultivating an inclusive environment, connecting students to resources that increase their exposure to opportunities, and enhancing holistic wellbeing.

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