Following the actions taken by the Trump administration, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies wishes to re-affirm the values of inclusivity and diversity at the core of its mission, and will stand against those actions that are a denial of these values. In line with the principles of our institution, WGS “seeks to encourage habits of mind that ask ‘why,’ that evaluate evidence, that are open to new ideas, that attempt to understand and appreciate the perspectives of others, that accept complexity and grapple with it, that admit error, and that pursue truth.” (WFU Bulletin 2016/17, p. 14). In re-affirming our strong support for all our students at Wake Forest, we stand by the university’s non-discriminatory statement:
Wake Forest University is committed to diversity, inclusion and the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices and its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s nondiscrimination policies:
Deputy Title IX Coordinators have also been designated and represent various University schools/divisions. Contact information for each Deputy Coordinator can be obtained from the University’s Title IX Coordinator.
(WFU Bulletin 2016/17, p. 13)