Student Organizations and Programs

There are many student engagement opportunities at Wake Forest University where one can explore gender or gender identity and build community.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

There are a variety of fraternities and sororities one can participate in at Wake Forest University. If you are interested in learning more about Fraternity & Sorority Life at Wake Forest University, visit their website.

Girl Up United Nations Foundation

This student club strives to create a world where all girls have the opportunity to be educated, counted, healthy, safe, and able to be the next generation of leaders through advocacy, awareness, and fundraising.

To learn more about this group and how to get involved, please visit their page on The Link.

Latino Male Initiative (Intercultural Center)

Through the Intercultural Center, the Latino Male Initiative is a nine-week discussion group that starts at the beginning of each semester. This group is for students who identify as Latino men that explores the questions of what does it mean to be a Latino at Wake Forest, the United States, and the world?

To learn more, visit the Intercultural Center website, and if you are interested in participating, please contact the Intercultural Center.

LGBTQ Center Discussion Groups

The LGBTQ Center has a number of discussion groups for students:

  • Bi the Way
    • A discussion, support, and community building space for people who identify as non-monosexual or attracted to to members of more than one gender.
  • In the Life
    • A discussion space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students of color.
  • QWake: Coming Out at Wake
    • A conversation space for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning at any stage in their coming out process.
  • Trans/Action
    • A discussion, support, and advocacy group for trans and gender non-conforming students.
  • Unbounded Wholeness
    • A discussion group that examines LGBTQ issues from an interfaith perspective.

To learn more about these groups, including where and when they meet, please visit the LGBTQ Center’s website.

Policy Group on Rape Education, Prevention, and Response (PREPARE)

PREPARE develops and holds educational programming on the topics of rape and sexual assault in an effort to bring awareness to the Wake Forest University community. In addition, this student group provides support to students who have experienced rape or sexual assault.

To learn more about PREPARE and how to get involved, visit PREPARE‘s website and their page on The Link.

Spectrum

This student group strives to promote 1) understanding of queer issues, and 2) acceptance of the queer community through campus and community activities.

To learn more about Spectrum and how to get involved, visit their page on The Link.

The M4 Initiative: Making Manhood Mean More (Intercultural Center)

Through the Intercultural Center, the Latino Male Initiative is a nine-week discussion group that starts at the beginning of each semester. This group is for students who identify as Black men that explores the questions of what does it mean to be a Black man at Wake Forest, the United States, and the world?

To learn more, visit the Intercultural Center website, and if you are interested in participating, please contact the Intercultural Center.

Wake Forest Feminist Collective

This student group strives to create gender equality at Wake Forest University by 1) talking about gender-related issues, and 2) examining the following three dimensions: healthy body image, gender stereotypes, and sexual harassment.

To learn more about why the group exists and how you can get involved, check out the Wake Forest Feminist Collective portion of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies’s website.

Wake Graduate Women in Business (Schools of Business)

This graduate student group provides 1) support to women interested in pursing a career in business through mentorship and social opportunities, and 2) skill-building and training opportunities.

Click here to learn more about this student group and how to get involved.

WE3: Women Encouraging Empowerment through Exploration (Intercultural Center)

Through the Intercultural Center, WE3: Women Encouraging Empowerment through Exploration is a nine-week discussion group that starts at the beginning of each semester. This group is for students who identify as Latina and Black women that 1) affirms their worth as women, 2) validates their value as Wake Forest University community members, and 3) propels them towards becoming successful, well-informed, and well-adjusted members of society.

To learn more, visit the Intercultural Center website, and if you are interested in participating, please contact the Intercultural Center.

Women in Law (School of Law)

This student organization is open to both men and women and provides students with the opportunity to further identify and examine issues women may face both in regards to the legal profession and the law.

To learn more about this organization and how to get involved, please visit the Women in Law webpage.

Women in Science

This student group works to 1) support women who are interested in pursuing a career in science, and to 2) break down  negative bias in the science field.

To learn more about this student group and how to get involved, check out their WakeSync page.

Women's Work (School of Divinity)

This student group provides women the opportunity to further examine womanhood, especially in the ministry, through dialogues that allow women to share their experiences. These dialogues are led by leaders from the community and faculty. This student group is also open to men who are interested in participating in these conversations.

To learn more and how to become involved, visit the School of Divinity Student Organization page.