Wake Forest Resources
Gay-Straight Student Alliance
The Gay-Straight Student Alliance strives to promote understanding of queer issues and acceptance of the queer community through campus and community activities. It exists to create a supportive atmosphere on campus for members of the community. GSSA meets on Wednesday nights at 8pm in Benson 218. Click here for GSSA contact information.
OUTLaw provides an academic and social support network for LGBTQ minorities and their straight allies at the Law School. It also serves to educate the Law School community about legal, political and social issues relevant to our members. This organization is open to all Wake Forest students and faculty.
Kaleidoscope is an organization within the Divinity School that provides both a social outlet for LGBTQ graduate students and education and information on LGBTQ issues, particularly from a Christian perspective, to and for the Divinity School and the greater university. We host and lead one Divinity School Chapel service annually, and usually host at least one meeting or forum to discuss issues germane to the LGBTQ Christian community. While our group was founded by the Divinity School to meet a need within our School, graduate students from the various Schools are welcome at our meetings. You can contact the leadership team at: .
Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG)
The Sexual Health Awareness Group at Wake Forest Medical School is dedicated to addressing all aspects of sexual health through education, advocacy, and outreach efforts. Every Wednesday SHAG offers free walk-in STI testing at the Community Care Center at 2135 New Walkertown Road, Winston-Salem from 5-8. To contact SHAG, send an email to .
RAD (Rape Aggressive Defense)
Rape Aggressive Defense is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention and avoidance and is designed to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the person who is attacked.. It progresses to the basics of hand-to-hand defense training. The course is not a martial arts program, though it teaches realistic self-defense tactics and techniques.
CARE Team (Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation)
Student Health Services
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
PREPARE (Policy Group on Rape Education, Prevention and Response)
PREPARE Student Advocates: 336.671.7075
Learning Assistance Center (LAC)
Carolina Connects was founded to form a union between various Colleges and Universities in the Carolinas for the advancement of the LGBTQIA student community. Our goals are to (1) develop LGBTQIA student community relations, (2) develop knowledge of LGBTQIA related issues, and (3) provide a support network for the queer student community
Affirming Faith Links
A list of open and affirming local faith communities, as well as affirming links and resources for many faiths, compiled by PFLAG Winston-Salem.
Estate Planning for Same Sex & Unmarried Couples
A legal resource page developed by Wake Forest School of Law Professor Kate Mewhinney.