Inclusion

The Computer Science Department is primarily located on the 2nd floor of Manchester Hall, with additional classrooms in the basement commonly employed. Manchester Hall is annotated as Building 20A on the campus map. The primary entrance (labeled #1 in the image below) to Manchester Hall is off of Manchester Plaza.  This entrance has automatic door openers, leads onto the 1st floor of Manchester Hall, and leads directly to the elevator which can be used to reach all floors of Manchester Hall. An additional entrance into Manchester Hall (labeled #2 in the image) is from the sidewalk by the Pit. This entrance has a ramp. Another entrance (labeled #3) supports direct entry to the basement.  All three entrances are highlighted on the campus map image shown below. It is also possible to access Manchester Hall by entrance through the Kirby and Calloway buildings, labeled as 20 and 20B on the campus map, on the 1st or 2nd floor.

The nearest gender neutral restroom to the department is Manchester Hall, Room 328A.  A complete list of campus gender neutral restrooms is available via the University All Gender Restroom Directory.

The nearest lactation and wellness room to the department is Benson Center, Room 119A.  Benson Center is located across Manchester Plaza from Manchester Hall. A complete list of campus lactation and wellness rooms is available via the University Lactation Rooms Directory.

The Safe Zone Network is a network of University members who have completed a Safe Zone workshop and are committed to building and supporting a more inclusive campus community. Students can seek providers of safe space and feel reassurance that the experiences they are having are not compromised by their LGBTQ identity.  There are computer science-affiliated faculty, staff, and students that are Safe Zone trained. Safe Zone trained faculty, staff, and students can be located via the list of Wake Forest University Safe Zone Members (a Google Docs spreadsheet) or by a Safe Zone decal.

In academic year 2017-2018, a local chapter of the Women in Computer Science organization, WiCS, was started.  There is also a University Women in STEM organization.  

Additional University-level resources and organizations can be found through the University’s Women’s Center, Intercultural Center, LGBTQ Center, and the Learning Assistance Center.  

Several conferences affiliated with the computing sciences that focus on diversity and inclusion are held annually, including the Grace Hopper Celebration, which focuses on women; oSTEM, focusing on LGBTQA; and TAPIA, focusing on under-represented and underserved minority populations.  Many of these conferences provide scholarships and/or volunteer opportunities supporting attendance.  The Computer Science Department has also supported some students in attending these events in previous years.