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Campus Support & Resources

Wake Forest offers opportunities to come together and an extensive network of support services as detailed below:

The International Student and Scholars ServicesThe International Student and Scholars division serves all international students and scholars participating in programs with Wake Forest University. International students and scholars with questions concerning their visa status or other issues pertinent to their stay at Wake Forest University can come to the Center for Global Programs & Studies, email an advisor, or call 336-758-5938 to request an appointment. We will do what we can to answer questions and help with a smooth transition into American university life.

Support for Undocumented Students: Many members of the University administration, faculty, and staff are deeply concerned about the fear created by recent political rhetoric and recognize how many in our community feel unsafe, undervalued, or unwelcome because of the current divisive climate. We pledge full support, and that the wonderfully talented staff that are here will help undocumented students get the most from their Wake Forest experience. The link has details for how we support undocumented students.

Report Bias-Related Incident: A bias incident is an act or behavior motivated by the offender’s bias against facets of another’s identity. Bias occurs whether the act is intentional or unintentional. Bias may be directed toward an individual or group. Bias may contribute to creating an unsafe / unwelcoming environment.

Office of the Chaplain:  The Office of the Chaplain and Religious Life seeks to support a diversity of beliefs through the multifaith character of the chaplaincy and its relationship to some 16 religious life affiliates. We acknowledge the importance of faith, both in our individual and collective lives, and strive to provide opportunities for members of the Wake Forest community to express and explore their faith in a supportive community.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion develops and articulates the institutional approach to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community. We work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, staff, and students to create a campus culture that transforms the driving assumptions underlying our policies. This includes examining the allocation of resources and the synthesis of institutional practices to assure our increasingly diverse population receives equitable treatment.

The Intercultural Center: The Intercultural Center is committed to enhancing the experience of domestic and international underrepresented groups by offering co-curricular programming, advising and advocacy that enhances intercultural knowledge, competency and leadership. By promoting a welcoming environment, we strive to uphold the Wake Forest mission of Pro Humanitate.

The LGBTQ Center: The LGBTQ Center is committed to fostering a safe, equitable, and inclusive experience for all. The Center provides education, advocacy, and support to the entire campus community – students, faculty, and staff – around gender identity and sexual orientation. Join us for diverse program offerings including Safe Zone workshops, weekly Coffee Hour, five different discussion groups, and numerous special events that allow participants to explore gender and sexuality.

The Women’s Center: The Women’s Center strives to create an educational and professional environment that supports women and promotes gender equity. Toward that end, we foster spaces to reflect on individual and collective experiences and identities; develop co-curricular programming around women’s and gender issues; support professional and leadership development; and identify and advocate for policies to improve gender climate and inclusive practices at the institution.

The Counseling Center: The University Counseling Center’s mission is to encourage, support and assist students in this pursuit by providing a broad range of psychological, counseling and educational services to deal with personal, interpersonal, vocational and academic issues. The Counseling Center also provides outreach programs and consultation services to students, faculty, and staff; classroom teaching; and training for graduate students in counseling.