Identity Development Initiatives
The M4 Initiative: Making Meaning of Men & Masculinities
The purpose of the M4 Initiative is to provide Black and Latino males an environment where they can explore their own ideas of masculinity, critical factors for college success, as well as build relationships with their peers through weekly dialogues, purposeful activities and fellowship.
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.
AAIG: Asian American Identity Group
The goal of the AAIG: Asian American Identity Group is to provide APIDA-identified students at WFU an opportunity to find mutual understanding or communitas while unpacking what it means to be Asian American at WFU. By exploring different topics such as cultural expectations and beauty standards, AAIG will not only provide an educational space for students to discuss but also to build an Asian American student network for women. By sharing personal experiences, participants will be able to connect in both peer education and interpersonal relationship building.
Women of Color Discussion Group
The Intercultural Center and Women’s Center hold a discussion group through the semester for women of color. Students meet with other women-identified students of color, build community and discuss their experiences at Wake Forest University. The Intercultural Ambassador’s serve as peer facilitators for the discussion group.
Men of Color Discussion Group
The Intercultural Center holds a discussion group through the semester for men of color. Students meet with other men-identified students of color, build community and discuss their experiences at Wake Forest University. The Intercultural Ambassador’s serve as peer facilitators for the discussion group.