As stated in Framing Our Future, Wake Forest University’s Strategic Framework, the University is defined, in part, by a commitment to teach and model the importance of the democratic process, civil discourse, and dialogue across differences. Wake Forest will become a catalyst for good in society by extending this commitment into our third century and becoming a recognized national model for graduating leaders with integrity and courage, across disciplines and professions, who embrace evidence-based debate, open dialogue and critical thinking.

The importance of dialogue and free expression to our academic environment is woven throughout this formal testament of who Wake Forest is, and who we strive to become.