Support and Community

SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY

As a department, we try to provide strong academic support for all students who need it and to connect our courses to their varied experiences.  We affirm the values and practices of the Wake Forest University Non-Discrimination Statement.  We use our William Royall Scholarship Fund to aid students with financial need, particularly in support of study-abroad opportunities.  Every permanent faculty member of the department advises students every year, either in the major and minor or in lower-division advising, and we frequently advise undergraduate research, both informally and through URECA.  Our advanced students often offer tutoring and peer advising services independently and via the Learning Assistance Center.

The life of the Classics Department is student-centered, both in and out of the classroom.  We prioritize and value student goals, needs, and contributions.  Our numbers — of faculty, of majors, in classes — are the right size for students to have a very personalized academic and extracurricular experience.  Students get to know each other and faculty personally through coursework and through departmental programming including book groups, guest lectures, “works in progress” talks, Eta Sigma Phi events, and parties and receptions.