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, as well as reactive to the constant challenges to inclusion and equity in our community and in 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.

Post-Election Resources

In the lead up to the 2020 Election, Deacs Decide engaged with students, staff, faculty, and community members to promote and support collaborative, campus-wide political engagement.

In light of the continued, polarized nature of our local and national politics, a series of resources have been developed and shared on this site. Now that the 2020 Election and 2021 Presidential Inauguration are behind us, let us build on the tenets of our democracy, and let us each work to value one another.

Training & Resources

ODI Program Offerings

  • Professional development opportunities for diversity, inclusion, and equity are available to all Wake Forest students, staff, and faculty.
  • To register and learn more about our collection of signature resources and educational offerings use this link.


“Explorations of Self: Black Portraiture” to open in Hanes Gallery

September 2, 2020

“Explorations of Self: Black Portraiture from the Cochran Collection” will open at Wake... Read More »

Slavery, Race and Memory Project’s essay collection examines slavery and WFU’s ties to it

June 19, 2020

Wake Forest University’s Slavery, Race and Memory Project has published a collection of essays... Read More »

“We Cannot Forget”

February 25, 2020

At 3 p.m. on Feb. 23, about 225 people gathered at the Millennium Center in downtown... Read More »

Honoring ‘Strength, Resolve and Legacy’

February 6, 2020

When they moved into a women’s residence hall in 1969, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and Deborah Graves... Read More »

Upcoming Opportunities

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