Diversity Pipeline Initiatives

Diversity Pipeline Initiative was launched to establish partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Tribal Colleges and national organizations to increase faculty and student diversity representation.

Featured Program

Spelman College – Wake Forest Summer Research Program

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences  hosts 10 undergraduate researchers from Spelman College during the summer.  The 10-week research experience begins in late May and ends in late July. Participants stay in one wing of the Student Apartments on the Reynolda Campus.  Research projects have included collaborations with our faculty in Chemistry, Communication, English, the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, OB-GYN, Psychiatry, and Psychology.  Professional development is a part of the program and have included a trip to the Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, a luncheon with Wake~Up~Winston, a career roundtable discussion with the local section of Spelman Alumnae held at Graylyn Conference Center, and afternoon tea at the home of Dr. Maya Angelou.

News Coverage:

Opening research doors

WFU collaborates with oldest historically black college for women

By Samantha Radell (’12), Intern Office of Communications and External Relations

Spelman students visit the Civil Rights Museum

This summer, Wake Forest is home to 12 scholars from Spelman College, America’s oldest historically black college for women. The scholars have teamed up with faculty in chemistry, communication, English, psychiatry and psychology to conduct research throughout the university.

While many of the scholars are conducting research in more traditional science fields, the majority of the Spelman students on campus are researching subjects related to the humanities. Read  the entire article.