The following message is from the Office of the Dean of Students.
Dear Greek Community Parents and Families,
Wake Forest University strives to work with students and parents to ensure a safe and healthy campus community. One aspect of the physical and emotional wellbeing of our students that Wake Forest’s Office of the Dean of Students is concentrating on is hazing prevention. One of the primary challenges regarding hazing prevention on college campuses is understanding and utilizing the resources on campus to combat hazing, and knowing how to connect with these resources.
This message is being shared with you to outline the resources available to you or your students should you have a concern about hazing or other aspects of the Greek experience. We hope this provides further clarity to help parents and families work with the Wake Forest community.
The Wake Forest University Counseling Center (UCC) (Confidential)
The University Counseling Center (UCC) is a place students can go for confidential counseling and consultation regarding any personal concern, including experiencing or witnessing hazing. However, due to confidentiality laws, anything shared by a client of the University Counseling Center cannot be shared with anyone else (unless there is concern about serious and imminent harm) without the client’s written permission.
The UCC is located in 118 Reynolda Hall and is open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday for scheduled and emergency walk-in appointments, and can be reached at (336) 758-5273. After hours and weekend crisis response is available when school is in session by calling the Student Health Service at (336) 758-5218. UCC services are free to all full-time undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on the Reynolda Campus.
Wake Forest University Hazing Hotline
The Wake Forest University hazing hotline at 336-758-HAZE (4293) is for members of the Wake Forest community, including parents and families, who wish to report student behavior which may be of a hazing nature. If the report being submitted is an emergency, it is recommended that you first call the following emergency numbers:
Wake Forest University Police, (336) 758-5591
Emergency (on campus), (336) 758-5911
Emergency (off campus), 911
The Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students works with students and student organizations in a number of ways to combat hazing. The Office of Student Engagement, which is a sub-department within the Office of the Dean of Students, works directly with the fraternity and sorority community to enhance positive traditions and educational initiatives that focus on the positive effects of brotherhood and sisterhood. Additionally, Student Engagement has a number of programs and educational opportunities to assist chapters in making positive choices regarding anti-hazing, high risk alcohol use, and bystander initiatives. For information, call Student Engagement at (336) 758-5226.
Who investigates and adjudicates student conduct reports?
The Student Conduct Office upholds standards of conduct to promote a positive and safe campus community. The Student Conduct Office investigates and adjudicates individual and organizational cases involving hazing, as well as punitive and educational follow-up. For more information, please call (336) 758-5226.
The Office of Residence Life and Housing
The Office of Residence Life and Housing (RL&H) is comprised of professional staff, graduate hall directors and student Resident Advisors trained to work with individual students on recognizing and reporting hazing. Additionally, RL&H staff work collaboratively with other departments to make sure that allegations of hazing are reported and investigated. For more information, please call (336) 758-5185.
We all share the goal of academic and personal success for our students and we strive to provide the highest quality campus environment that is conducive to that success. We are committed to maintaining a strong Greek life program with high standards for leadership, community and academic development, while ensuring the health and safety of students and chapters. Please continue to call us at (336) 758-5226 if you have questions about Greek life or other student inquires.
Dr. Adam Goldstein, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Campus Life
Tim Wilkinson, Associate Dean of Students, Student Engagement