Identity Development

The M4 Initiative: Making Manhood Mean More

The M4 Initiative: Making Manhood Mean More, is a nine-week discussion group open to students who identify as Black men and welcomes all intersecting identities.  The program is designed to take a group of men on a philosophical journey, examining one of the central questions to their existence – what does it mean to be a Black man at Wake Forest, in the U.S., and the world?  Through weekly discussions with peers and Black faculty and professional staff, readings, and constant reflection, this group will explore the ideas of manhood and masculinity, particularly as they relate to the Black community.

WE3: Women Encouraging Empowerment Through Exploration

WE3: Women Encouraging Empowerment through Exploration, is a collaborative, nine-week discussion group that brings together students that identify as Latina and Black women and welcomes all intersecting identities.  Participants will have thought provoking conversations, while learning from one another as well as Wake staff and faculty facilitators.  The program is designed to affirm students’ innate worth as women, validate students’ value as members of the Wake Forest University community, and propel them toward becoming successful, well-informed and well-adjusted members of society.

LMI: Latino Male Initiative

The Latino Male Initiative is a nine-week discussion group for students that identify as Latino men and welcomes all intersecting identities. LMI was created to take a group of men on a philosophical journey, examining one of the central questions to their existence – what does it mean to be a Latino at Wake Forest, in the U.S., and the world? Through weekly discussions with peers and Latino faculty and professional staff, readings, and constant reflection, this group will explore the ideas of manhood and masculinity, particularly as they relate to the Latino community.