WFU - Multicultural Affairs



The Office of Multicultural Affairs strives to enhance the experience of students from underrepresented groups and foster an appreciation of diversity and inclusion. We collaborate to recruit and engage students through educational, social and co-curricular programming. We emphasize identity, intersectionality and relationship-building to promote intercultural understanding. Our cultural competence education initiatives empower students for global leadership and equip students to carry forth the Wake Forest mission of Pro Humanitate.


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Upcoming Events

FALL 2014


Thursday, November 13 at 7:00-8:00pm
Annenberg Forum, Carswell Hall

Cosponsored by Student Activities Fee Fund, Diversity & Collaboration Fund, Human Resources, Office of the Dean of the College, Journalism Department, Old Gold & Black, Organization of Latin American Students, and Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Friday Fiesta

Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem University
2015 Building the Dream Award Nomination

Each year brings the opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of one of America's most inspirational individuals, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, some Americans only reflect on Dr. King's accomplishments one day per year. We are honored to acknowledge those whose life builds upon his dream.

Each year, representatives from Wake Forest and Winston Salem State Universities form a joint Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. programming committee. Annually, we award the "Building the Dream" award to one professor or administrator and one student from each respective university. This award will be given to a person who embodies the qualities Dr. King epitomized and actively exercises these qualities in his or her community (on and off campus). You can read about last year's winners here. This year's award will be announced at the ceremonial banquet in January at Wake Forest University.

If you know someone who would be a great candidate for the "Building the Dream" award, please complete the brief nomination form. Please have all nominations submitted by Tuesday, November 18th. We look forward to learning about your nominee!


The 2015 WFU/WSSU MLK Jr. Planning Committee

Featured News

Wake Forest Homepage Article: "Building Community"

Wake Forest Homepage Article: "Wake Forest's World Cultural Festival"

Wake Forest Homepage Article: "What can religion teach us about Jay-Z?"

Winston-Salem Journal Article: "9th Wonder comes to Wake Forest for a day"

Winston-Salem Chronicle Article: "Hip-Hop scholar drops knowledge at Wake"

Winston-Salem Journal Article: Benjamin Jealous delivers keynote address at 2014 MLK Celebration

Inside WFU Article: 2014 Building the Dream Award winners named

Inside WFU Article: Director Alta Mauro and Assistant Director Wesley Harris present at NASPA Multicultural Institute in Las Vegas, NV

The M4 Initiative - Making Manhood Mean More: An Exploration of Manhood, Masculinity and Black Identity (from NASPA Men & Masculinities Knowledge Community Summer 2013 Newsletter