Student Code of Conduct

Yesterday, all undergraduate students received a message regarding the new Student Handbook and Bulletin. These new online resources are important additions for students. In addition to the message below, there is a post on Inside WFU.


Dear Undergraduate Students,

Welcome to the start of the 2018-19 school year! I am writing to announce the creation of a new Student Handbook. The new Handbook has been developed to provide you with important University information, policies, and processes in a format and location that’s easy to navigate. While the Handbook has a wealth of information, the newly revised Undergraduate Student Code of Conduct comprises much of the content. You can access the Handbook at

As our returning students may recall, the Wake Forest community had an important opportunity to contribute to and shape the Code of Conduct during the 2017-2018 year. In the fall of 2017, the Office of the Dean of Students engaged the community in a period of public review and comment on the suggested revisions to the Code. During the period, we received 42 comments, held six public listening sessions, and attended numerous other meetings with students, faculty, and staff to seek feedback on the proposed Code.

During the spring of 2018, a newly reconstituted committee composed of faculty, students, and staff thoroughly considered the feedback and made revisions based on the perspectives shared. The review process was intentional, comprehensive, and deliberate, and achieved a goal of providing thorough consideration of various stakeholder perspectives. We are pleased to present the final, approved Student Code of Conduct that is in effect this academic year.

The Code of Conduct is a foundational document in the student experience. It outlines the University’s minimum expectations for behavior inside and outside the classroom, the procedures that are followed when those expectations may not have been met, and the range of outcomes that may result if a student is responsible for a violation.

Additionally, the Undergraduate Bulletin is now published digitally. The Bulletin contains the course offerings and requirements of the undergraduate schools, as well as other important academic policies and procedures. You may access the Bulletin at

We encourage you to read and become familiar with the information contained in both the Bulletin and Handbook, and continue to use them as resources during your Wake Forest experience.


Penny Rue
Vice President for Campus Life


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If Your Student Has a Problem

One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem.  The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.

Orientation 2019 slide shows

Select slide shows and handouts from Orientation sessions are available online.