Let us Strive for a Collective Commitment to Equity

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports the University’s mission of creating a more diverse learning community. Developmental and proactive in its approach and reactive to the constant challenges to inclusion and equity in our community and our society, ODI organizes its efforts around offering compelling and representative programming, influencing and enhancing equitable policies, and elevating and informing inclusive practices.

These efforts promote a safe, growth-minded, and engaged campus community, wherein students, staff, and faculty – within and across multiple identities – can feel supported and valued in their academic, social, and professional endeavors. Ultimately, ODI recognizes that “diversity” is not enough, and “inclusion” is but a step towards the ultimate goal of sustaining “equity” for all members of our community.

Religious Days of Observance

The Wake Forest Office of the Chaplain holds a Peace Pole ceremony in the Sutton Center to pray for peace worldwide.

Please be aware that several members of our community observe certain holy days.

Faculty, staff, student group leaders and organizers should consider this Resource of Holy Days when making curricular and co-curricular plans for AY 2021-2022.

Wake Forest College

Core Centers

Affiliate Centers

Our partnerships across campus help further the vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more here.

Training & Resources

ODI Program Offerings

Professional development opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion are available to all Wake Forest students, staff, and faculty. These options contribute to the individual growth of attendees and may also lead to organizational development

Register and learn more about our collection of signature programming here.


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New African American Studies program underway

August 30, 2021

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Wake Forest’s Freedom School enriching children’s summer – and lives

July 13, 2021

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Upcoming Opportunities

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