The Forest is intentionally small so that the individuals who are drawn here will never be lost in a crowd or see themselves as anything less than a vital part of a true community. Wake Forest takes education personally. That means providing all possible means of supporting students in what can be an exhilarating yet stressful time in a young person’s life.
We are committed to providing a vast network of support services and centers designed to both guide our students throughout their time at Wake Forest and provide outlets of individuality and commonality within a diverse environment rich in perspective, inclusion and open dialogue.
The LGBTQ Center is committed to fostering a safe, equitable and inclusive experience for all. This resource provides support and advocacy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, faculty and staff, and education to the entire campus community about issues of gender identity and sexual orientation. The LGBTQ Center holds office hours throughout the week; you can make an individual appointment. Come by Benson University Center 218 for more information.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) strives to foster an inclusive and welcoming campus environment marked by an appreciation of diversity. Toward this end, the OMA works to recruit and retain students of color and to engage members of the University community in meaningful cross-cultural interactions. The office seeks to enhance students’ personal, intellectual and social development through creative and engaging programming. Throughout the year, the OMA hosts and sponsors a variety of events including the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Journeys to Success Lecture Series, Protégé Mentoring Program and World Cultural Festival. Students have many opportunities to get involved through the nearly 20 student organizations co-advised by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
The Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) is here to help you
navigate the college-to-career process and get started on the right track from your first days on campus. Many resources are available, including career coaching, self-assessment tools, workshops, online resources, opportunities to meet and interview with all types of employers and much more. In conjunction with the Department of Counseling, the OPCD offers Career Courses where you can learn what you need to know about the entire career exploration process. Numerous programs and resources are also available to help you learn about mentoring, leadership, professional development and innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Check out our website or state-of-the art office in Reynolda Hall 230, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to find out more and get a review of your resume, cover letters and LinkedIn profile. It’s never too early to start!
During your first year, the OPCD strongly encourages you to do two things:
- Watch this one-minute video to learn what you can expect and how to make the most of your first time visiting the Office of Personal and Career Development.
- Turn your high school resume into a college resume. Use our templates, and visit our office to have it reviewed.
The Women’s Center examines gender as an integral part of personal, academic and professional development. Its mission is to foster community among students, faculty and staff by connecting women to each other, services and advocacy. The Women’s Center is open to all Wake Forest members interested in thinking critically about gender and raising awareness about gender issues on campus. Come visit us in Reynolda Hall 101.
At Wake Forest, global learning experiences are an integral part of your education. As such, the Center for Global Programs and Studies is your on-campus resource to ensure that you incorporate study abroad into your academic experience. Students in all prospective majors and minors are able to study abroad, and our team of dedicated professionals is here to offer guidance and personalized advising at every step of the way. By scheduling an appointment in your first year, GPS advisors can introduce you to the more than 30 Wake Forest-administered programs (three of which are held at University-owned residences in London, Venice and Vienna) and provide information on our many Affiliate program offerings. With advanced planning, GPS staff can help map out your abroad plans to best fit within your course of study, provide details on such first steps as obtaining a passport and connect you with scholarship and financial aid to make your experience a reality. Visit us in Reynolda Hall 116, and make the world your classroom!