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, Suite 218, for more information.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs strives to foster an inclusive and welcoming campus environment marked by an appreciation of diversity. Toward this end, 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, OMA hosts and sponsors a variety of events including the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Journeys to Success Lecture Series, Protegé Mentoring Program, and World Culture 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 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 counseling, 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, Suite 230, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 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:
- Complete your online profile in DeaconSource, our online career portal, by indicating your career interests (e.g. arts, medicine, government, law, entrepreneurship, business, and more). We will send you important information, opportunities, announcements, and resources tailored to your preferences throughout your time at Wake Forest. You can update and change your profile at any time. Register in DeaconSource with your WFU Google Mail login.
- Turn your high school resume into a college resume. Use our resume templates at career.opcd.wfu.edu 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, Suite 101A.