This message is sent on behalf of Susan R. Wente, President; Michele Gillespie, Provost; Shea Kidd Brown, Vice President for Campus Life; Jacqueline A. Travisano, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and José Villalba, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.

Dear Wake Forest community,

Today is the launch of our Belonging and Inclusion Campus Evaluation survey and we encourage you to lend your voice to this critical work. Please take the survey by using the anonymous link below or the QR code posted across campus.

Take the survey

This survey is designed to provide information about both positive and challenging aspects of our institutional climate, particularly as we strive to further a sense of belonging. This is your opportunity to describe your personal experiences and observations, and to offer suggestions for change that might enhance the campus climate at Wake Forest.

The survey should take about 20-30 minutes and is designed to be completed in one sitting on the same computer, tablet, or phone. If you change devices or web browsers, you will lose the information you previously entered.

All of your answers will remain anonymous: An outside consultant, Rankin Climate, is conducting the survey. Neither Rankin nor anyone at Wake Forest will be able to identify you from your survey responses. Results will be reported in group form only; there is no individual identification.

The survey will be open through Saturday, February 10. While participation in this survey is voluntary, we know that the results will be most effective when as many students, faculty, and staff participate as possible. Additional information about the project is available at

The University’s Strategic Framework, launched in August 2023, lays out our aspiration to be a nationally recognized model for acting on our commitment to inclusive excellence as a powerful catalyst for learning and community strength. The results of this survey will be essential to assessing our status and measuring progress in achieving a campus environment that recognizes individuals’ needs, abilities, and potential. It is through our collective action that all can feel like they matter, belong, and thrive. Thank you in advance for your contribution to this vital project.


Susan R. Wente

Michele Gillespie

Shea Kidd Brown
Vice President for Campus Life

Jacqueline A. Travisano
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

José Villalba
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer