It is the charge of this committee to affirm a set of principles and decision rubrics for contextualizing sites and elements of honor at Wake Forest.

The members of the committee have divided this work into several areas of focus: guiding principles to inform how the University ought to consider proposals for naming parts of the University; historical research on existing names, which are currently held in honor; and consideration of additional names worthy of recognition on campus.

The committee will make advisory recommendations to President Hatch and the Trustees as to the best ways the University should contextualize, remember and honor significant figures in Wake Forest’s history. Far from an erasure, this work seeks to offer a more expansive and inclusive narrative about Wake Forest’s history.