This page identifies Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives at Wake Forest University. The cataloging of these – and future – efforts stems from strategic guidance provided by staff, student, and faculty members of the Slavery, Race, and Memory Project and the Campus Memorialization Steering Committee.

Though exhaustive and historical, this information is not intended to be a summary of ALL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives; as many are carried out by students, staff, faculty, and relevant stakeholders in more informal ways, often with little fanfare, and sometimes to address more acute circumstances. Nevertheless, as the University has expanded its efforts to address inequities in access and opportunities on and off campus, this account demonstrates some examples of where the institution has made strides in the name of increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion so as to create and sustain a greater sense of belonging for those that learn, live, and work at Wake Forest. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives are organized into Five Types: Institutional Initiatives, Academic Initiatives, Direct Student Support Initiatives, and Community Initiatives. Because of the overlap between some initiatives, a few are labeled as Academic and Community Initiatives.

If you would like to submit a WFU DEI Initiative that is not listed for consideration in this resource, please email Eliese Ashline at with all the required information to be reviewed by ODI.