• Check your inbox for an important campuswide survey

    January 16, 2018
    To foster an environment where everyone feels welcome and empowered to pursue their dreams, and to further understand the campus community's strengths and challenges, Wayne State University has launched a climate study. All students received a brief, confidential survey via email on Jan. 16, requesting their feedback about WSU. Students who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of several prizes, such as bicycles, computers, TVs, headphones, JBL waterproof speakers and up to $200 OneCard dollars.
  • WSU kicks off Sesquicentennial Celebration

    January 11, 2018
    Wayne State University will officially launch its yearlong Sesquicentennial Celebration Friday, Jan. 26, in the Community Arts Auditorium in Reuther Mall. The event begins at 2 p.m. President M. Roy Wilson will help kick off the festivities, which will culminate in a showcase of WSU’s history through inspired student performances. The event will also include the debut of a commemorative video and the unveiling of “Wayne State University at 150” at the Walter P. Reuther Library. A special birthday cake will be served to all attendees.
  • Former U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to deliver keynote address at WSU's MLK Tribute

    January 8, 2018
    Loretta Lynch, the first African American woman to be appointed U.S. attorney general, has been announced as the keynote speaker for Wayne State University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute on Friday, Jan. 12, at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Theater. The program, the 18th MLK tribute that Wayne State has sponsored since 1997, will feature poetry and music by local students as well as performances by Wayne State’s Black Dance Ensemble, “To Sagana.” Tickets are now available.
  • JIGSAW accepting donations for the Ruth Ellis Center

    January 4, 2018
    JIGSAW (Joining Intersectionality, Gender, Sexuality and Allies at Wayne) is hosting a charity drive supporting the Ruth Ellis Center, a social services agency providing support for runaway, homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth in Detroit. The most requested supplies include winter coats, boots and gloves, hygiene and beauty supplies, and school supplies. Donations will be accepted through Jan. 15. 
  • Take a late night study break

    December 8, 2017
    Take a well-deserved study break and join the Dean of Students Office for Late Night Breakfast on Dec. 13 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Faculty and staff will be on hand to serve all-you-can-eat breakfast, and the event will also include a DJ and photo booth. In the spirit of giving, Provost Whitfield is challenging all students to pay it forward by making a gift of $1 or more to support The W Food Pantry.  
  • Wayne State’s Suicide Prevention Initiative will create student advisory board for support, outreach

    December 4, 2017
    Wayne State University’s Suicide Prevention Initiative, launched this October and funded by a Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant, aims to raise awareness about the signs of suicide and provide students, faculty and staff with ways to help someone who is struggling. As part of the initiative, a student advisory board will be formed, allowing participants the opportunity to provide feedback on issues they face as students and represent WSU's diverse student body.
  • Philanthropist Mort Harris invests in future leaders of medicine at Wayne State University

    December 1, 2017
    Entrepreneur and philanthropist Mort Harris has committed $10 million toward the highly competitive Wayne Med-Direct program at Wayne State . The program recruits outstanding high school students with a passion for addressing health disparities among our nation’s most vulnerable populations, simultaneously admitting them into an undergraduate program and Wayne State’s School of Medicine with full scholarships.
  • Noel Night brings a flurry of winter activities to WSU, Midtown

    November 27, 2017
    More than 100 participating venues such as the Detroit Historical Museum and Detroit Institute of Arts will open their doors to the public from 5 to 10 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 2, during the 45th annual Noel Night. The event includes horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by more than 200 area music, theater and dance groups, and other special performances.
  • Ethnic Layers of Detroit project reveals city's untold stories

    November 20, 2017
    Ethnic Layers of Detroit is a digital humanities project that compiles and archives stories about Detroit landmarks with rich and hidden histories. From the tale of a prohibition-era speakeasy with gang affiliations to Detroit's legendary soda pop, Faygo, the project brings the city's cultural history to life through multimedia storytelling. 
  • Students gain new perspective during Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

    November 16, 2017
    On an abnormally steamy September evening, 11 young women walked into a prison on Detroit’s east side. They weren’t there to be processed or clock in to work, but for college credit. They are Wayne State University criminal justice students, and this was their first day of class. The students are participants in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, which brings traditional college students together with prison inmates for a semester-long course to explore issues of crime and justice from behind prison walls.