At Wake Forest University, we deeply value the principles of shared governance — a collaborative decision-making process that encompasses faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Shared governance embodies our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment where every voice matters. This collaborative approach ensures that the diverse perspectives and expertise within our community are leveraged to shape the university’s direction and future. It underscores our belief that the most enduring and effective decisions arise from collective wisdom. At its core, shared governance not only upholds the democratic values that underpin higher education but also serves as a testament to our dedication to transparency, mutual respect, and a shared sense of purpose.