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.

Anti-Racist Pedagogy

Recently, ZSR Library developed and shared an Anti-Racist Pedagogy Guide. This link takes you to the books, articles, podcasts, and additional resources that have been collected and curated by ZSR student intern, Olivia Patterson, and additional ZSR colleagues.

In many ways, this resource is in line with the long and storied commitments of ZSR Library to uncovering Wake Forest’s histories and elevating contributions of a broad range of stakeholders. The complex nature of anti-racist pedagogy requires acquiring knowledge, reflecting on the information, and establishing ways to put the work into action. This resource guide facilitates this work, and the work to come ahead.

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.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION NEWS

Developing creative business ideas for post-pandemic Winston-Salem

April 5, 2021

Wake Forest University and NEW INC are hosting a special workshop where participants can... Read More »


“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 »


Upcoming Opportunities

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