Campus safety resources
Wayne State University offers several resources to ensure safety, security and equity for our entire campus community. These resources serve different situations, but overall, they are designed to provide the right support at the right time for any member of our campus in need of assistance.
The following resources are available to our entire Wayne State community:
Anytime you feel unsafe on campus or if you witness a crime, call the WSUPD at 313–577-2222. If you are out late working or studying on campus, take advantage of the Safe Walk program and have a WSU officer escort you to your vehicle or dorm. The WSUPD also offers active attacker training and preparedness tips at the WSUPD website.
DOSO assists the Warrior community with any issues or concerns as we all strive toward helping students achieve their goals. Students should familiarize themselves with the student complaint procedures. Faculty can file a Student Care Report. Contact DOSO at 313-577-1010.
If you have concerns related to sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, contact the Title IX Office at 313-577-9999 or submit a Sexual Misconduct Incident Report.
If you wish to report a violation of the University Non-Discrimination policy — including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex (including gender identity), national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, height, weight, disability or veteran status — contact OEO by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-577-2280.
The OSVPE is a new on-campus resource that exists to meet the needs of those who have experienced or been impacted by sexual violence. The OSVPE is located in Suite 652 in the Student Center Building and can be reached at 313-577-9220.
As a member of the Wayne State community, you are automatically signed up for Wayne State Alerts, which will notify you of important closures, emergencies and other incidents. Those outside of the WSU community, such as parents, can sign up for alerts by texting texting WAYNESTATEALERT to 77295.
C&IT’s primary goal is to provide technology services that enable our students, faculty, and staff to be successful at WSU. If you discovery any phishing scams or suspicious emails, report them to C&IT.
If you have a problem with substance abuse, such as drugs or alcohol, contact CAPS at 313-577-3398. CAPS also offers counseling and psychological assistance to Wayne State students.
In addition to the services above, others designed specifically for students include:
If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.
Students can receive health care services — including wellness visits, immunizations and more — through the Campus Health Center. Call 313-577-5041 or visit the CHC website to make an appointment.
If you are in need of food, clothing and household items, The W Food Pantry and Thrift Shop provides them at no cost. Contact The W at 313-577-1010.
Additional services designed for employees:
If you have any complaints regarding unlawful discrimination or harassment, or to review requests for reasonable accommodations based on disability or pregnancy, email OEO at email@example.com or call 313-577-2280.
If you suspect fraud, any suspicious activity misuse or misappropriation, contact the Office of Internal Audit’s Fraud Hotline: 313-577-5138 or file an Anonymous Tips Form. If the fraud involves stolen or misappropriated assets (e.g., cash, property, equipment, etc.), contact the WSUPD at 313-577-2222 to file an incident report.
The Office of Internal Audit also oversees Wayne State’s Child Safety Awareness Training (CSAT). Where relevant and appropriate, Wayne State’s policies regarding non-discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, student code of conduct and workplace violence apply to minors on campus and to all individuals who are working with minors on campus. All individuals leading or working with minors on campus must complete a background check by Human Resources as a condition of employment as well as the CSAT prior to the beginning of the youth program. Internal Audit works with campus administrators to identify youth programs that require the training. If the youth program is not a WSU program, but is being conducted by external parties on WSU’s campus, Internal Audit will work with the Housing Department or other relevant sponsoring department to identify those groups who require the training.
The Office of General Counsel provides legal counsel and representation to Wayne State University on the broad range of legal matters affecting the university. If you are unsure whether to report an incident, contact the Office of General Counsel at 313-577-2268.
If you are in need of free, confidential services to achieve a healthier work-life balance, contact the Employee Assistance Program at 800-448-8326.
Important university contacts
- 313-577-2222 - University Police
- 313-577-2424 - General Information
- 313-577-2116 - Housing
- 313-577-2273 - Parking
- 313-577-8852 - Libraries
- 313-577-4357 - C&IT Help Desk