Students participate in Discovering Education through Student Knowledge (D.E.S.K.), an annual community service project that provides desks, chairs, and school supplies for local children.
From classes that incorporate service learning to projects outside the classroom, the University encourages students to cultivate responsibility and civic-mindedness.
The University's motto is Pro Humanitate — "for humanity."
More than half of undergraduates make volunteerism a priority in their educational experience. Many volunteer regularly at local service agencies, while others travel around the country or abroad to participate in projects. From cleanup after Hurricane Katrina to volunteering in Calcutta, India for Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, Wake Forest students use their knowledge and compassion to serve humanity.
Discover volunteerism at Wake Forest on the Office of Volunteer Services site.
Interested in a life-changing experience? Hear from students and faculty who have participated in international service trips: