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It’s not about you.

It’s about us, and the greater meaning what it means to be human. Our motto, Pro Humanitate (For Humanity), is a calling to use our knowledge, talents and compassion to better the lives of others. It can mean donating time and resources to our communities or simply a lifelong commitment to pursuing our best self. No matter your personal interpretation, it’s an opportunity to leave the world better than we found it.


Wake ‘N Shake

In six years, this 12-hour dance marathon has generated $782,126 for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

Wake Alternative Break

In 2015, 110 students traveled 104,160 miles (the equivalent of 4.2 times around the Earth) to 10 locations for 11 projects over their spring break, totaling more than 2,200 hours of community service.

MLK Day of Service

During the MLK day of service, 40 Wake Forest Students host approximately 150 children from the Winston-Salem community for a morning of education and reading.


Project Pumpkin

This annual service event brings more than 1,100 children from local agencies, schools and nonprofit organizations to campus for entertainment, education and games within a safe environment.

Wake Saturdays

Every Saturday, Wake Forest students serve sandwiches to the homeless community in downtown Winston-Salem

Campus Kitchen

Approximately 900 meals per month are provided to Winston-Salem residents through the efforts of the University’s Campus Kitchen program, a nationwide service founded at Wake forest that safely repurposes food originally prepared for — but never served to — students in various campus facilities.