Our Vision


Every Wake Forest student will have an innovative, creative and entrepreneurial mindset that empowers them to take initiative, be resourceful, and persevere in the face of challenge.

Our Mission

To create and sustain an educational environment that inspires and equips Wake Forest students to become innovative thinkers, value creators and entrepreneurial leaders.

Progress comes not only from facing forward, but also from having both the drive and support with which to move forward.  The program for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University seeks to make innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship an integral and enduring part of the liberal arts college experience. 

Our University Statement of Purpose defines liberal arts as: “…education in the fundamental fields of human knowledge and achievement, as distinguished from education that is technical or narrowly vocational. It seeks to encourage habits of mind that ask 'why,' that evaluate evidence, that are open to new ideas, that attempt to understand and appreciate the perspectives of others, that accept complexity and grapple with it, that admit error, and that pursue truth.”  We believe that innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship are consistent with the habits of mind that are part of this liberal arts philosophy.

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