Diversity and inclusion

At Wayne State University, we strive to make campus an inclusive environment for everyone. We welcome all people and understand that their unique experiences, talents and perspectives make us a stronger organization and better individuals. The university has a long history of meaningful engagement with society, with diversity and inclusion a core value in both our mission and our strategic plan.

Wayne State is remarkable for many things, but our ability to open doors to people of all backgrounds, races, creeds and walks of life is our proudest legacy. And our unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice continues to be our North Star.

University initiatives

At the heart of Wayne State's ongoing efforts is the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which is committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive and accessible campus experience for all. Meanwhile, the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement fosters a welcoming environment where we can effectively recognize and champion the unique identities among our student body.

What's more, President M. Roy Wilson has established the Social Justice Action Committee (SJAC), featuring representation across the university to drive culture change and foster a climate of inclusion and equity. Ultimately, the SJAC will help develop and implement policies, procedures and practices that bring about equitable outcomes for everyone.