Wake Forest University is committed to being a community of students, faculty, staff and alumni from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences and perspectives. We seek to create and sustain an equitable, inclusive environment where all can live, learn, belong and thrive across our institution and beyond.

Our motto, Pro Humanitate, calls upon the entire University community to engage in the fundamental questions about what it means to be human. It invites us to use our ideas, knowledge, talents and compassion on behalf of humanity in all its difference and diversity – in short, to be catalysts for good. 

Wake Forest’s identity, who we are,  is defined by strong commitments to:

The University will become a catalyst for good in society by extending those commitments into our third century and becoming a recognized national model for: