Pro Humanitate, “for humanity,” is our guiding philosophy and university motto. Wake Foresters embody the motto in myriad ways – by creating art, conducting research, mentoring peers, or connecting with others in the local community. In his piece The Meaning of a Motto, professor James Powell notes, “Pro Humanitate calls us to consider what we are as human beings and what constitutes genuine human flourishing.”
The idea of Pro Humanitate is at the center of the Wake Forest experience. As the hub of community-based activity at Wake Forest, the Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) offers multiple pathways to involvement. Whether you are interested in leading philanthropic programs like Hit the Bricks and Wake ‘N Shake; tutoring school children; fighting food insecurity through the Campus Kitchen; or advocating for a cause, the OCCE will help you put our motto into action.
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