Wolfe said in a speech on Monday that he was resigning because immediate change needed to happen to resolve anger and frustration on campus.
Protests intensified when a graduate student began a hunger strike on Nov. 2.
On Saturday, about 30 Missouri football players decided to stand along with other student demonstrators by refusing to participate in any football activities. They were joined Sunday by Gary Pinkel, the head coach, who tweeted, “The Mizzou Family stands as one. We are united. We are behind our players.”
Neither the university nor the Legion of Black Collegians, which organized protests, responded to requests for comment.
Vishal Reddy, co-president of the Campus Y at UNC, said he was impressed by how quickly the student groups effected change.
“I think it’s a testament to the organizers at Missouri in what they were able to achieve,” he said.
Reddy said university officials need to do more than just react to drive social change.
“At the University of Missouri you sort of see how the president was forced to step down for not being reactive to certain instances that happen on college campuses, but I think there needs to be (more proactivity) coming from the university and administrators across the country,” Reddy said.