“Community in Progress” reflects our belief that while we work to improve Wake Forest’s campus climate, we are actively practicing what it means to be in community together. Wake Forest faculty, staff, students, administrators, alumni, parents and our Winston-Salem neighbors all have a deep interest in the state of our community. This website provides regular updates on our progress and holds us accountable to each other.


  • President Hatch Petitions Homeland Security
    President Hatch signed onto a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, representing multiple higher education organizations and associations, which states the concerns of the leaders of higher education for the damaging effects of the immigration executive order. View the letter here.
  • Wake Forest Raises 55 million to Reduce Student Debt
    To date the Wake Will campaign has raised 55 million dollars for the Wake Forest Scholars program, a fund that is used to help reduce indebtedness of Wake Forest students receiving financial aid. Click here for more information.
  • Gender Neutral Housing Now Available to Students
    Wake Forest University will provide some gender-neutral housing options for all students who choose to live in mixed sex living units. These living units may be apartments, suites, houses, or rooms in areas of residence halls with private bathrooms (toilet and shower areas).
  • Intercultural, LGBTQ and Women’s Centers Expand
    In March, the Intercultural Center, LGBTQ Center and Women’s Center offices will begin renovations to increase the size and visibility of their spaces. The decision to expand the centers is a result of ongoing conversation between senior administrators and students, faculty and staff around how best to create a diverse and equitable environment. Click here […]
  • University Police Hires Officers for Community Relations
    The University Police hired two senior leaders, Major Derri Stormer and Captain Joe Dixon, to enhance our department’s community engagement initiatives and recruiting efforts and refine patrol operations, investigations, case management and crime analysis.

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