President’s Commission on Race, Equity and Community

Dear Wake Forest University Community,

Wake Forest University is wrestling with its own complex history, and as an educational institution is committed to: seeking and understanding the truth; acknowledging the full complexity of our history; and taking action to address past and present inequities in our community. Read More »

Categories: Letters

A message from President Hatch

Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

As another academic year comes to a close and we break from our normal rhythm, we have an opportunity to reflect on our experiences. First, let me extend my congratulations to the Class of 2019 for their many accomplishments and contributions to our community. We look forward to celebrating with you in the coming days. Read More »

Categories: Letters

Synagogue shooting

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Earlier this year, we saw hatred against Muslims in New Zealand. Last week, we saw the persecution of Sri Lankan Christians on Easter. And on Saturday, we saw violence toward Jews in our nation as they concluded Passover. I offer my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the Chabad of Poway Synagogue shooting victims and to the Jewish people and communities who are deeply affected by this tragic act of anti-Semitism. Read More »

Categories: Letters

Tragedy in Sri Lanka

Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff,

On Easter Sunday morning, as Christians around the globe gathered to celebrate their holiest of days, we once again were faced with the news of unimaginable tragedy. In Sri Lanka, during a series of eight bombings, at least three targeting churches, 290 people were killed and nearly 500 were injured. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost family members and friends in these horrendous attacks. To all Christian believers on campus and around the world, I offer my deepest condolences. What was to be a day of celebration was suddenly transformed into a day of mourning. Read More »

Categories: Letters

Response to an offensive social media post

I learned of an Instagram post last night that has created deep concern and anger among many members of the Wake Forest community and the Winston-Salem State University community. While the intent of the authors may have been a parody of a national issue, it was deeply offensive and unacceptable. Read More »

Categories: Letters