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Welcome to Wake Forest Campus Life

Dr Penny Rue Vice President of Campus Life

Dr Penny Rue
Vice President
Campus Life

Campus Life at Wake Forest represents a journey that seeks to engage students in experiences that broaden the mind, strengthen the body, and inspire the spirit.  Opportunities for such experiences abound at Wake Forest.  In collaboration with student leaders the offices of student life aim to enrich the lives of students through meaningful engagement in student organizations, service learning, campus activities, community and civic engagement, recreation, and leadership development.

The Division of Campus Life encompasses the offices of Campus Life, Campus Recreation, Chaplain, Counseling Center, the Dean of Student Services, Learning Assistance Center, Residence Life & Housing, Student Health Service, Student Leadership and Development, and University Police.  Professionals in these offices are devoted to assuring that students take advantage of their time at Wake Forest in ways that explore their full potential for growth and learning within a nurturing environment that promotes meaningful connections with our community and allows students to consider and realize their future aspirations.  These professionals serve as teachers, advisors, coaches, counselors, physicians, and mentors in a variety of settings.

The Division of Campus Life relies upon student leadership to fulfill its mission.  Student leaders are instrumental in shaping and sustaining a vibrant, responsible, and friendly campus ethos.  They serve as resident advisors, peer mentors, office interns, student union organizers, referees, members of the honor council, volunteer service coordinators, and leaders of a wide variety of student organizations.  Through such partnerships students and staff work together to sustain the human networks that strengthen and sustain our community.

Our university motto, Pro Humanitate, guides our work together.  It binds us to a vision acknowledges the needs and viewpoints of others as we sustain an inclusive community of civility and good will.  We hope that you will examine the myriad of opportunities offered by student life at Wake Forest and join us in the adventure of exploring Wake Forest, connecting with its friends, and becoming persons who realize their full potential.  Explore, Connect, and Become.  We are here to help you in the journey!

Dr Penny Rue
Vice-President & Acting Dean, Campus Life