As a Wayne State student, you are encouraged to take advantage of any campus resources that will help you succeed. Below are links to those that may be of particular interest to you as an adult learner.
Academic Success Center
The mission of the Academic Success Center (ASC) is to ensure that all Wayne State University students become self-determined learners who graduate prepared to achieve their professional and personal goals. They offer zero-cost learning support services which both simplify and enhance students' academic experience.
Campus Health Center
The Campus Health Center (CHC) is available for your healthcare needs while you are a student at Wayne State University. We are a full-service, nurse-managed clinic, and we provide a wide range of physical and mental health services. It is our mission to help all Wayne State students stay healthy so they can attain their educational, professional, and personal goals.
Canvas is the online class platform we use at Wayne State.
This guide will provide links to Canvas support articles and videos that show the student side of navigating Canvas.
We are dedicated to meeting the career needs of students, alums, employers, and the community. With a shared sense of purpose, we collaboratively assist with navigating and exploring career options, understanding and implementing the necessary steps to pursue any job, and knowing how to advocate for opportunities in the workplace throughout your career. We promote student retention and success through career management, university and community collaborations, and learning outcomes assessment.
Wayne State University provides a limited number of childcare opportunities on campus. Learn about these programs and other recommended resources related to child care.
College of Education Counseling Clinic
The Counseling and Testing Center offers clinical counseling, art therapy and testing services to individuals, groups, organizations or the general public. The Counseling and Testing Center is part of an advanced graduate educational program in which counselors-in-training serve under licensed professional faculty supervision. Specifically, the Counseling and Testing Center provides specialized support services to enhance the client's self-esteem, self-confidence, self-awareness and their ability to accept responsibility, eliminate self-defeating and/or abusive activities, thereby solidifying their long-term personal and professional relationships, job prospects and career opportunities. Additionally, the Counseling and Testing Center provides assessment and vocational information services.
Cost Saving Resources for Students
We know attending college is expensive. At Wayne State, we don't want the cost of higher education to be a barrier for any of our students. That's why we offer a variety of academic, financial, and nutritional programs to help you stay healthy, happy, and on track to graduate. This page will help you locate and use the resources you need to succeed on campus. Use the menu below to find the resources you need.
Counseling and Psychological Services
CAPS provides free and confidential mental health assessments to make treatment recommendations, such as counseling, case management, and referrals to currently registered Wayne State students. CAPS also offers workshops, consultation, and outreach to the Wayne State community. Our center is staffed with licensed professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, a psychiatrist, and graduate-level clinical trainees, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services.
Dean of Students Office
Wayne State University's Dean of Students Office is committed to providing opportunities to enhance the collegiate experience, develop leadership skills and celebrate Warrior pride. Our office invites you to discover over 500 recognized student organizations and the many Wellness supports offered.
Ombuds Services is part of the Dean of Students Office's Office of Care, Support, and Intervention services. Through the Ask A Question form and the Student Complaint Form, students can seek assistance with questions they have regarding university policies and procedures. Any student who has any WSU concerns is encouraged to contact Ombuds Services and Ombuds Services will help the student connect with the appropriate procedure, resource, office or staff person. Ombuds Services can be reached at 313-577-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Student Financial Aid assists eligible students in meeting their educational expenses while attending Wayne State University. Assistance is provided through grants, scholarships, student employment, and loans. We encourage you to consider all options before incurring loan debt. The Office of Student Financial Aid remains open and is available to assist you with your questions about your financial aid. You can reach them by sending an email to email@example.com or calling us at 313-577-2100.
Groups can help with educational, personal, or social problems and are available to meet the needs and interests of anyone who is seeking personal growth or support from others. They are a safe place to talk. Group members can give you insight, understanding, support, and acceptance.
The University Libraries support the education, research and service missions of the University and its communities. They offer in-person and online reference and research support, interlibrary loan, circulation and course reserve services, document delivery and library and information literacy programs. The libraries provide silent and collaborative study spaces, including a 24-hour facility, as well as classroom support to over 300 general purpose classrooms throughout campus.
Mathematics Resource Center
The Mathematics Resource Center is a free tutoring service provided to Wayne State math students. They offer online tutoring services by appointment and assist incoming students and alumni trying to obtain placement in math courses at the calculus one level and below.
Office of Military and Veterans Academic Excellence
The Office of Military and Veterans Academic Excellence (OMVAE) is dedicated to providing high-quality and comprehensive student veteran support in an environment that fosters respect, commitment, and academic excellence. OMVAE provides direct and liaison services for all education and administrative matters pertaining to our student veterans, their families, and the military community at large.
Office of Multicultural Student Engagement
OMSE creates a student-centered space by collaborating across the campus and community to positively address and impact the development, retention, and graduation rates of under-represented/historically excluded students through initiatives and educational opportunities that focus on diversity, inclusion, belonging, equity, and social justice.
Located in the STEM Innovation Learning Center, the STEM Commons enables students to have casual study sessions with friends and get help from trained peer mentors. We help create and advance knowledge by facilitating student learning and collaborations among STEM scholars at Wayne State University. The commons helps prepare our diverse student body to thrive by supporting undergraduate students in their learning for and beyond their courses and facilitating the professional development of graduate students.
Student Disability Services
Student Disability Services (SDS) serves as a resource for the Wayne State University community to ensure academic access and inclusion for students, supporting a view of disability guided by social, cultural and political forces. SDS provides academic accommodations, resources and training in assistive technology to foster self-advocacy and success for students with disabilities.
Transfer Student Success Center
The Transfer Student Success Center (TSSC) offers individual services and transfer pathways to help students in the transfer process. Whether students come from a community college or another university, provide military service, or take time off to support their families, the TSSC will make the transfer process as smooth as possible.
Warrior Chat is a non-clinical, peer counseling program, staffed by graduate students in the College of Education's Counseling and School Psychology programs at Wayne State University. This is a partnership between the Dean of Students Office (DOSO) and the College of Education's Mental Health and Wellness Clinic (MHaWC).
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