Syllabus Language

Below you will find suggested language to use in your syllabi for a variety of instances. This content has been provided to the CAT by other departments and is not generated by the CAT team, with the exception of the “Honor Code” statement. Please feel free to use it with our recommendation, but if you have any questions about the content itself please direct them to the department attributed with the statement.

  • Honor Code

    In this course, you will be held to the standards of the Wake Forest Honor Code, a code that you pledged to honor when you signed your application for admission to the institution. If you are unfamiliar with the details of this code and how it is administered, you should consult the Honor System Handbook. This handbook outlines the University’s expectations for the integrity of your academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process.

  • Students with Disabilities

    Wake Forest University provides reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. If you are in need of an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact me privately as early in the term as possible. Retroactive accommodations will not be provided. Students requiring accommodations must also consult the Learning Assistance Center & Disability Services  (118 Reynolda Hall, 336-758-5929,

    Department attributed with this statement:

    Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success (CLASS)

  • Mental Health

    Students experiencing psychological/emotional distress may avail themselves of support through the University Counseling Center Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM in Reynolda 117 (336.758.5273 or  Crisis support is also available after-hours by calling 336.758.5273 and pressing 1 to speak to a crisis counselor.

    Support outside of the University Counseling Center may also include the Chaplain’s Office (336.758.5210 or and the Student Health Service (336.758.5218 or

    Department attributed with this statement:

    Wake Forest University Counseling Center

  • Sexual Misconduct

    Wake Forest is committed to fostering a safe, productive learning environment. University policies prohibit gender discrimination, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, and stalking. We understand that sexual misconduct can undermine students’ academic success. We encourage students who have experienced some form of sexual misconduct to talk to someone about their experience, so they can get the support they need. 

    The University Safe Office provides confidential support and assistance with academic accommodation requests via a 24-hour crisis line (336-758-5285). You may find information about the Safe Office on the website. Alleged sexual misconduct can be reported to the Title IX Office (a non-confidential resource) by emailing or calling 336-758-7258. The Student Sexual Misconduct Policy may be reviewed by visiting the Title IX websiteAlleged criminal conduct may also be reported to law enforcement by calling University Police at 336-758-5911 or by submitting a silent witness report

    Department(s) attributed with this statement:

    Wake Forest University Safe Office

    Wake Forest Title IX Office

  • Class Recording Notice

    If you plan to record your classes for review purposes or for students who are unable to attend, Wake Forest asks that you notify your students by sharing the following notice in your syllabus or within the first week of class:

    • Recording of Class Sessions. All or some in-person and synchronous classes may be recorded.  Student images and voices may be captured in these recordings.  Recordings will be available for viewing only by students enrolled in the class via Canvas or an alternative platform. The recordings are not available for download. No other recording, including by students, is permitted.
    •  Recording Tails in our Synchronous Classes. Synchronous class recordings may include events that happen before class officially begins or after it officially ends. Students should take care to not discuss any confidential matters during these periods of time.
    •  Access to Recordings. Students may access the class recordings made available to them solely for the purpose of participating in the course. The recordings may not be used by any person other than a student enrolled in the course or for any purpose other than to participate in the course. Students are prohibited from downloading or distributing any portion of the recordings for any purpose. Students should understand that technical problems or human error may prevent successful recording.
    •  Copyright Notice.  Students are advised that Wake Forest University faculty members hold the copyright in their course materials. The University and the faculty have legal rights in class recordings.

    Department attributed with this statement:

    Wake Forest School of Law

  • Statement of Bias

    You deserve a community free of bias and discrimination. A bias incident is an act or behavior consciously or unconsciously motivated by the offender’s bias against facets of another’s identity.

    As stated in the University’s Equal Opportunity Policy, these facets include: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status.

    Bias may be directed toward an individual or group and may contribute to creating an unsafe / unwelcoming environment. If you experience or witness an incident of bias or discrimination, please visit

    Department attributed with this statement:

    Wake Forest Student Government, Campus Life Committee