Intercultural Center

The Intercultural Center (formally the Office of Multicultural Affairs) works to recruit and retain students of color, and engage members of the University community in meaningful cross cultural interactions. Supporting over 25 student organizations, The Office enhances students’ personal, intellectual, and social development through creative and engaging programming.  The Intercultural Center also offers guidance and assistance for students including:

  • First Generation students not enrolled as Magnolia Scholars who are in need of support
  • First year or transfer students who having difficulty adjusting to life at Wake Forest
  • Students interested in learning about or becoming involved in multicultural student organizations on campus
  • Students experiencing financial trouble and needing assistance traveling home for an emergency
  • Any student who feels that he or she has been subjected to offensive or discriminatory action somewhere on ca

Visit the Intercultural Center for more information.

Signature Programs & Initiatives

Hosting Prospective Multicultural Student Visits will coordinate overnight visits for multicultural students so they can spend the night in a residence hall and shadow a current student around campus, possibly even attending a class with them. We work in collaboration with the Office of Admissions.

The Protégés Mentoring Program (PMP) provides peer mentors for students of color to assist with their academic and social transition into the Wake Forest University community.

Journeys to Success Speaker Series invites renowned speakers from various fields to campus to interact with the Wake Forest community.

M4 Initiative: Making Manhood Mean More is an original program created by assistant director Jonathan Cox that consists of a group of African-American men who meet weekly for a 9-week short course to talk about multifaceted issues related to black male identity.

WE3: Women Encouraging Exploration and Empowerment develops a cohort of women undergraduates in a collaborative leadership development program.

The World Cultural Festival brings together cultures from all over the world, so that the entire Wake Forest community could engage with these cultures through music and dance performances, food, information, games, and prizes.