Engagement Opportunities

Diversity & Inclusion Council

The purpose of the Council is to identify opportunities and challenges associated with promoting diversity and inclusion in our learning and work environments, to establish metrics for tracking progress, and to make recommendations for implementing best practices in diversity and inclusion.

The Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of faculty and staff that support all of the School of Business undergraduate and graduate programs on the main campus and at our Charlotte Center. The Council was established in spring 2011. For a current list of members, please email dgi@wfu.edu

College LAUNCH for Leadership Program

College LAUNCH for Leadership is a FREE nine-month college preparatory program that brings diverse students entering their junior year from public high schools throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area to Wake Forest University’s Charlotte campus. The program, offered in partnership with EY, entails one Saturday per month beginning September through May. The purpose of the program is to promote access to higher education by increasing awareness of opportunities available for high school students who have been identified as having extraordinary academic and leadership potential.  Click Here for More Information

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Outreach & Initiatives

We are proud that the Wake Forest University School of Business community is a diverse one, as this not only enriches the learning experience, but also reflects one of our core beliefs: that the classroom should be as diverse as the workplace. In today’s business world, it is the leaders who have surrounded themselves with different perspectives that are defining success. Creating a workplace that is representative of many different backgrounds and points of view is not just the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.

The Wake Forest University School of Business is affiliated with several organizations, initiatives and scholarship programs that embody our commitment to diversity.

Several examples are listed below:

Diversity Scholarships:


  • Bank of America Leadership Scholarship
  • Disher Fund for International Studies
  • Neal Monroe Chastain Memorial Scholarship


  • Master of Arts in Management (MA) Corporate Fellowship
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Wells Fargo Scholar


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Student Organizations

  • Graduate Christian Business Club
  • LGBT and Allies
  • Student Veterans Organization
  • Black Business Students Association (BBSA)
  • International Students Association (ISA)
  • Wake Graduate Women in Business (WGWIB)
  • Project Nicaragua

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