Get Involved

There are a number of ways faculty, staff, and students can become more involved with the Women’s Center. Click below to discover ways in which you can get involved.

  • Undergraduate Students

    The Women’s Center offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate students who want to get involved at the Center.

    Attend Programs

    The Women’s Center offers a variety of programs. Click below to learn more about our Core Programs and be sure to also visit the Events page to learn more about additional upcoming events.

    Student Program Assistant

    Many of our events are successful due in part to the assistance of students. Serving as a Student Program Assistant is one way to become more involved in your favorite Women’s Center program or a way to check out a new event. Some of the duties of a Student Program Assistant may include:

    • Welcoming guests to the event
    • Assisting with student check-in
    • Assisting with event set up and clean up.

    Please contact the Women’s Center if you are interested in serving as a Student Program Assistant.

    Dinner & Dialogue Facilitator

    The student facilitators at Dinner & Dialogue have a large influence on the success of the conversation. Serving as a Dinner & Dialogue facilitator allows students to further develop their facilitation skills and help build community with other women. This role is typically open to undergraduate women who are in their second year or longer at Wake Forest University.We ask that women interested in serving as a facilitator complete the

    We ask that women interested in serving as a facilitator complete the Dinner & Dialogue facilitator form and attend a brief training at the beginning of the year.

    Women’s History Month Project

    First Meeting: Thursday, November 17, 4-5pm, Benson University Center 344

    Students on the Women’s History Month Project will plan, implement, advertise, and attend Women’s History Month programming in March. This group of students is expected to meet regularly as a group (when classes are in session) with the Women’s Center Program Coordinator from the end of October through February, with programming happening in March.Student interested in participating should complete

    Student interested in participating should complete this interest form.

    The Feminist Leadership Project

    Meetings: 3:30pm-4:30pm on Tuesdays

    Participants of the Feminist Leadership Project are expected to attend the retreat, along with attending weekly meetings

    The Feminist Leadership Project exposes students to feminist leadership theory through teambuilding, self-reflection, and skill building. This cohort of undergraduate students will be able to explain what it means to be a feminist leader. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on their own leadership style and discover ways in which they can connect feminist leadership theory to their personal and professional lives. In addition, students will develop skills to practice feminist leadership. Finally, by participating in this initiative, students will have a common language to discuss leadership.

    This cohort participates in a retreat at the beginning of the fall academic term, and then meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters.

  • Graduate Students

    The Women’s Center supports graduate students through professional and personal development opportunities. Below are ways in which graduate students can become more involved with the Women’s Center.

    Listserv

    Graduate Student Listserv

    Working Families Listserv

    To join either of these, please email womenscenter@wfu.edu.

    Discussion Groups

    T.G.I.Feminism

    A monthly exploration of contemporary feminist issues for students, faculty, and staff. Each month, we’ll select a conversation prompt to explore- these prompts could be an item from pop culture, an article that’s going viral, or even something from right here at Wake. Gather together to think critically, engage deeply, and build feminist community.

  • Faculty & Staff

    Discussion Groups

    T.G.I.Feminism

    A monthly exploration of contemporary feminist issues for students, faculty, and staff. Each month, we’ll select a conversation prompt to explore- these prompts could be an item from pop culture, an article that’s going viral, or even something from right here at Wake. Gather together to think critically, engage deeply, and build feminist community.

    Working Women@Wake

    We welcome woman-identified faculty and staff to this monthly brown bag lunch discussion group to explore factors that shape personal and professional identities. Monthly topics are chosen to align with the academic calendar. The dates and topics for Working Women@Wake can be found below. For more details, please visit the Women’s Center Events page.

    October 18, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Boundaries

    November 16, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Using your voice

    December 14, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Building Your Network

    January 19, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Mentorship

    February 14, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Emotional Labor

    March 15, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Beyond Work/Life Balance toward Wholeness

    April 20, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Professionalism

    May 15, noon-1pm, Women’s Center (Benson 314), Topic: Being intentional

    Community Building

    Women’s Center listserv for faculty/staff

    Join the listserv for faculty/staff here.

    The Women’s Center sends a modified version of our weekly student listserv email to faculty and staff with announcements of particular interest to their positions: employee announcements, requests for student nominations, professional development opportunities, and targeted event outreach.

    Working Families Listserv

    The Women’s Center moderates WorkingFamilies@lists.wfu.edu to share resources and build community among Wake Forest employees with caregiving responsibilities. Email womenscenter@wfu.edu to subscribe.

    Regular Engagement Opportunities with the Women’s Center

    Faculty and staff are invited to participate in many of our student offerings, including Water Cooler, a weekly discussion about gender in everyday life; TGIFeminism, a monthly feminist examination of a current event that has captured the public imagination; the Women’s Leadership Symposium, an annual exploration of challenges and opportunities of women’s leadership; and special events.

    Learn more about the Women’s Center’s Core Programs and upcoming events by visiting the following pages: Core Programs and Events.