Student Support & Engagement
Intercultural Ambassadors (IAs) actively support the mission of the Intercultural Center by enhancing the experience of students from underrepresented groups and fostering an appreciation of diversity and inclusion. They help to build an inclusive community, increase student engagement through involvement with co-curricular programming and ensure adequate assessment and buy-in of the Intercultural Center mission from the campus community.
Congrats to our 2021-2022 Intercultural Ambassadors!
ROOTS First-Year Initiative
The ROOTS First-Year Initiative program is designed to assist to in the transition of first-year students of color into the Wake Forest community. The goal is to equip first-year students with the necessary tools to succeed at Wake such as peer mentorship, exposure to campus resources, and social events geared toward increasing their sense of belonging.
The Coach Is In
Throughout the semester a career coach from the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) will be in the IC to provide tips, and advice for students looking to expand their professional network. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to ask the coach questions about their resume, cover letter, elevator pitch, and LinkedIn profile.
Provide & Thrive
The Intercultural Center in partnership with the Office of Wellbeing provides monthly activities to assist in the wellness of students. Each month’s program will have a different theme ranging across the 8 dimensions of well being: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.
Friday Morning Breakfast
Friday Morning Breakfast is a monthly event that builds community among students and introduces them to other campus resources. Campus partners include Office of Academic Advising, Office of Personal and Career Development and Center for Global Programs and Studies.
First Friday’s is a monthly event that provides a safe space that fosters dialogue among students. Students enjoy food and games, while discussing current topics.
Shaping the Legacy Series
In the fall semester the IC hosts the Shaping Her Essence: Women of Color Dinner and the Legacy: Men of Color Dinner to create a space for faculty/staff and students to build community and network through food and fellowship. During the spring semester, both groups come together for the Shaping the Legacy Dinner to continue building upon the relationships established in the previous semester.
Each week the IC sends an email newsletter to students keeping them informed of campus events, internship opportunities, campus resources and community activities.
Each semester the Intercultural Center offers textbook assistance to students with high financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office. For more information, please contact Dr. Jonathan McElderry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Funding Request
The IC is committed to supporting students curricular and co-curricular involvment. Additionally, student organizations seeking cosponsorship for on campus and student organization programs should visit our Resources page to complete the appropriate form.