Admissions » Our Philosophy » Pro Humanitate

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 five years this dance contest has generated more than $550,000 for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

Wake Alternative Break

In 2014, 103 students traveled 100,646 miles (the equivalent of 3.7 times around the Earth) to nine cities for ten projects over their spring break, totaling more than 2060 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

Nine-hundred 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.

In the 2012-13 academic year, students contributed more than 137,000 hours of community service.