Foreword to University General Information



Administration of the University

Calendar, Academic: 2015-2017

Centers and Institutes, University

Handicapped, Non-Discrimination Policy

Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy

Equality of Opportunity Policy, University

Extension Services and Non-Credit Offerings

History of the University

Location of the University

Minor Areas of Study

Mission, University

Organization of the University, Administrative

Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault Policy

Violence in the Workplace Policy

Mission, University

Wayne State's mission is to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities.

Foundational Values

Wayne State University is a national research university with an urban teaching and service mission. It is a constitutionally autono­mous public university within the State of Michigan's system of public colleges and universities.

As a national research university, Wayne State is committed to high standards in research and scholarship. Its first priority is to develop new knowledge and encourage its application. Because it is a national research university, Wayne State develops and maintains strong graduate and professional programs in many fields, and in the arts, it fosters creativity and strives for excellence in performance and exhibition. To maintain its standards, the University seeks to strengthen those programs that have achieved national recognition while, at the same time, fostering programs which show promise for the future. Wayne State strives to maintain its performance ranking as measured by its funded research, the quality of its graduate pro­grams as evaluated by national studies of graduate education, and the effectiveness of all academic programs as assessed by external evaluation.

As an urban teaching university, and because its graduates typically continue to live and work in the area throughout their lives, Wayne State seeks especially to serve residents of the greater Detroit metro­politan area, although it enrolls students from across the State, the nation, and around the world. WSU is dedicated to preparing stu­dents to excel in an increasingly advanced and interconnected global community.

The University offers more than 350 bachelor's, master's and doc­toral degree programs as well as specialist, certificate and profes­sional programs. It makes available high-quality educational programs in more than six hundred fields of study or concentration leading to more than three hundred different degrees at the bache­lor's, master's and doctoral levels. As a nationally ranked university, Wayne State holds high expectations for the educational achieve­ments of its students and consequently maintains selective admis­sions standards; but as an urban university it recognizes an obligation to develop special avenues that encourage access for promising students from disadvantaged educational backgrounds. The University aspires to implement its curricula in ways that serve the needs of a nontraditional student population that is racially and ethnically diverse, commuting, working, and raising families. Its stu­dent body is composed of students of traditional college age together with many older students, and includes many who are from the first generation in their family or neighborhood to attend a university. In its teaching, the University strives to be sensitive to the special experi­ences, conditions, and opportunities presented by this diversity in its student body. To meet its obligations to its nontraditional students, the University attempts to schedule classes throughout the metropol­itan area, during the evening as well as during the day.

Wayne State University recognizes its obligation to serve. Like other major universities, it strives to serve the disciplines and professions represented among its academic programs as well as public and pri­vate sector organizations and associations at local, State, and national levels. As an urban university, it makes a special commit­ment to the Detroit metropolitan area in three ways: first, it uses its metropolitan locale as a setting for basic and applied research and fosters the development of new knowledge of urban physical and social environments; second, it employs its locale as a teaching labo­ratory and incorporates metropolitan area materials into its curricu­lum; and third, it brings knowledge to bear to assist and strengthen the metropolitan area. In particular, Wayne State University contrib­utes to the economic revitalization of southeastern Michigan through research programs that develop new technology and teaching pro­grams that educate the citizens who will live and work in the region in the coming years.

Wayne State University respects and protects the personal and aca­demic freedom of its students, faculty and academic staff. The pro­grams and activities of the University are open to all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, political belief, or physical handicap, except as may be required by law. The University seeks to demonstrate, through all its programs and activities, its appreciation of human diversity and to maintain an atmosphere of tolerance and mutual respect that will nourish human liberty and democratic citizen­ship.

A relatively youthful state university — part of Michigan's State sup­ported system of higher education only since 1956 — Wayne State University has developed rapidly as a national research university with urban teaching and service missions. Nevertheless, it recog­nizes that much must be achieved before the goals it holds for itself are fully attained. It is pursuing those goals with pride in its progress and confidence in its future.

History of the University

More than seventy-five percent of Wayne State University's 240,000 alumni live in Michigan. About forty-three percent of practicing physi­cians in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties received all or part of their medical training at WSU. Seventy-five percent of WSU Law School graduates live and work in Michigan.

The early history of the University is an account of originally unre­lated colleges and schools which were united in 1933 into a single institution, Wayne University, under the control of the Detroit Board of Education. In 1956, this institution became Wayne State University by formal action of the Governor and Legislature of Michigan. The following specific events are among the most significant in the Uni­versity's first century of development.

1868 — The Detroit Medical College, forerunner of the School of Medicine, was established.

1881 — The Detroit Normal Training School, forerunner of the Col­lege of Education, was established.

1917 — The Detroit Junior College, offering a two-year program in general education, was established in ‘Old Main' and later developed into the College of Liberal Arts.

1923 — The Detroit Normal Training School became a four-year degree-granting institution under the name of the Detroit Teachers College. The first degrees were granted in 1924. The Detroit Junior College became the College of the City of Detroit with four-year degree programs. The first degrees were conferred in 1925.

1924 — The College of Pharmacy was organized.

1930 — The first regular graduate courses were offered in Liberal Arts and Education. The first Master's degrees were conferred in 1932.

1933 — The College of Engineering and the Graduate School were established.

1933 — The Colleges of Liberal Arts, Education, Engineering, Medi­cine and Pharmacy and the Graduate School were united by action of the Detroit Board of Education into a university organization, tem­porarily called the Colleges of the City of Detroit.

1934 — The name Wayne University was adopted, taken from Wayne County and, ultimately, from General Anthony Wayne.

1935 — The School of Public Affairs and Social Work was organized. In 1950 it became the present School of Social Work.

1937 — The Law School, established in 1927 as Detroit City Law School, came into the University.

1945 — The first doctoral programs were authorized in the fields of Chemistry, Physiological Chemistry and Education.

1945 — The College of Nursing, which began as a program in the College of the City of Detroit, became a separate college.

1946 — The School of Business Administration, originating in the College of Liberal Arts, became the tenth academic unit in the Uni­versity.

1956 — Wayne University became Wayne State University by Act 183 of Michigan Public Acts of 1956.

1959 — Monteith College was established.

1959 — Wayne State University became a constitutionally estab­lished University by popularly adopted amendment to the Michigan Constitution.

1964 — The Division of Urban Extension was established.

1973 — The College of Lifelong Learning was established as succes­sor to the Division of Urban Extension.

1973 — The College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions was established.

1985 — The School of Fine and Performing Arts and the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs were established.

1989 — The name of the School of Fine and Performing Arts was changed to the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

1993 —The College of Science was established.

2001 — The name of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Pro­fessions was changed to the Eugene Applebaum College of Phar­macy and Health Sciences.

2002 — The College of Lifelong Learning was discontinued and its programs transferred to other units.

2004 — The College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science were merged into the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

2005 — The College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs was discontinued and its programs transferred to other units.

2008 — The Irvin D. Reid Honors College was established.

2009 — The Library and Information Science Program was estab­lished as the School of Library and Information Science.

Location of the University

More than 100 buildings provide housing for the services, instruc­tional and research needs of the University and its students and staff. Most academic and service units of the University are located on the main campus in Midtown of Detroit, largely bounded by York Street on the north, Woodward Avenue on the east, Forest Avenue on the south and Trumbull Street on the west. The major classroom, labora­tory, library and other academic buildings are located east of the John C. Lodge Freeway; most of the athletics and recreational facili­ties are on the west side of the freeway.

The School of Medicine and its affiliated teaching hospitals and clin­ics are located a short distance south and east of the main campus in the Detroit Medical Center. The Eugene Applebaum College of Phar­macy and Health Sciences is also located on the medical campus. Certain smaller instructional and service units are located in other parts of the metropolitan area.

For a map of the main University campus select: Main Campus

Organization of the University, Administrative

The general governance of Wayne State University is constitutionally vested in the Board of Governors, consisting of eight popularly elected members and the President of the University, who is named by the elected members. The President is the chief executive officer of the University and is charged by the Board of Governors with responsibility for its administration. For educational and administra­tive purposes, the University is organized into major academic units — schools, colleges, divisions, centers and institutes. The following schools, colleges and divisions offer degree programs in their respective areas and together constitute the heart of the University:

School of Business Administration
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
Graduate School
Law School
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
School of Library and Information Science
School of Medicine
College of Nursing
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
School of Social Work    

The Dean of the College or School is its chief executive officer. More than half the Colleges and Schools are organized into departments or divisions, each administered by a chairperson (or head). Aca­demic standards, curricular development, course revision and similar academic matters are the primary responsibility of the faculty and dean of the College or School, although these matters are subject to review and approval by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and by the President and, whenever they involve major educational policy decisions, by the Academic Senate.

The Graduate School is the central unit for the supervision and encouragement of graduate work in the University and has basic responsibility for the improvement and review of existing programs and the approval of new graduate programs. Except for applicants and candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, the detailed supervision of graduate students’ work is conducted by the College and School and, where appropriate, by the departments.

All degrees are granted by the University through the Colleges and Schools, except that the Dean of the Graduate School, with the approval of the Graduate Council, recommends candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, selected master's degrees and interdis­ciplinary graduate certificate programs.

Centers and Institutes, University

Wayne State University's centers and institutes play an integral role in the university's emphasis on encouraging innovative scholarship, providing service to society and strengthening its performance as a nationally recognized research university. WSU's centers and insti­tutes embrace the multidisciplinary nature of scholarship and research within the university, and expand university boundaries by fostering collaborations with government, industry and organizations to enhance economic growth and the quality of life locally, nationally and globally. Our centers and institutes vary greatly in size, focus and mission. Some promote a primarily research-focused agenda, while others focus on instruction and/or community service.

The most recent version of WSU's policy on centers and institutes, adopted on November 30, 2005, identifies a two-tiered category of centers and institutes. Centers are grouped first into university or col­lege centers. University centers are engaged in activities that involve more than one college/school and are under the direct administrative supervision of the President or designee. Within the university cen­ters are Type I (primarily academic) or Type II (research centers) with oversight generally falling to the Provost or the Vice President for Research, respectively. A college center is engaged in activities that primarily involve one college/school and is under the direct adminis­trative supervision of the dean of that college/school. For descrip­tions of the functions of all of the following Centers see Centers and Institutes in the Graduate Bulletin. For descriptions of those Centers deemed to have particular relevance to undergraduate matriculation see Centers, University and College (Undergraduate Programs)

University Centers


Center for Urban Studies
Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies
Developmental Disabilities Institute
Humanities Center


Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Institute of Gerontology
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute

School and College Centers


Manufacturing Information Systems Center (MISC)


Center for School Health
Institute for Learning and Performance Improvement
Institute for the Study of the African American Child


Bioengineering Center
Center for Automotive Research


Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights


Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics
Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies
Center for the Study of Citizenship
Confucius Institute
Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues
Labor Studies Center


C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Center to Advance Palliative-Care Excellence
Ligon Research Center of Vision


Center for Social Work Research

Extension Services and Non-Credit Offerings

Educational Outreach provides extension services for the off-cam­pus credit programs and online courses of the Colleges and Schools, as well as University-wide Spring/Summer sessions. The Colleges, Schools and instructional divisions have comprehensive responsibil­ity for degrees and degree programs whenever they are offered. For further information, see Educational Outreach.

Non-Credit Courses, Seminars and Programs

These offerings are made primarily through Executive and Profes­sional Development, a unit of Educational Outreach.


Wayne State University as a whole is accredited as a doctoral degree-granting institution by the regional accrediting agency, The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504; telephone: 800-621-7440. In addition, more than fifty specific programs and curricula are accredited individually by spe­cialized or professional accrediting agencies. A report is produced annually for the Board of Governors which designates the accrediting agencies of the University's programs; the report is available from the Board of Governors' Office, 4231 Faculty Administration Building. The principal accreditation agencies are as follows:

Business Administration

School: Accreditation Council of AASCB International – The
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


College Accreditation: Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Art Therapy Program: American Art Therapy Association

Counseling (graduate only): Council for Accreditation of
   Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

Education Administration (Masters) Building Level Administrator:
   Michigan Department of Education

Educational Psychology, School Psychology concentration
    (Ph.D. only): National Association of School Psychologists

Education Specialist; Central Office Administration,
    Superintendent: Michigan Department of Education

Health Education Programs: Michigan Department of Education

Kinesiology Doctoral Program: National Academy of Kinesiology/
   Physical Education

Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion (graduate
    only): Council of Rehabilitation Education, INC. (CORE)

Teacher Education Programs: Michigan Department of Education


Division of Engineering (undergraduate): B.S. degrees in Chemical
    Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial
    Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the:
    Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, Inc.
   (ABET, Inc.),

Division of Engineering and Technology (undergraduate) B.S.
   degrees in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, and
   Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by the

 Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, Inc.
   (ABET, Inc.),

Fine, Performing And Communication Arts

Dance: National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)

Music: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Theatre: National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)


American Bar Association (ABA) and American Association of Law
    Schools (AALS) (Joint Committee)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Chemistry (undergraduate only):
   American Chemical Society (ACS)

Communication Sciences and Disorders (Doctor of Audiology
   and M.A. in Speech Language Pathology only):
   American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on
    Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-
   Language Pathology

Nutrition and Food Science (Coordinated Program in Dietetics):
 Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education

Political Science (Master of Public Administration):
   National Association of Schools of Public Affairs
   and Administration (NASPAA)

Psychology (Clinical Training Program):
   American Psychological Association (APA)

Urban Planning (Master of Urban Planning):
   Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)

Library and Information Science

American Library Association (ALA)


Continuing Medical Education: Accreditation Council for
   Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

Doctor of Medicine Degree Program (M.D.): Liaison Committee on
   Medical Education (LCME), representing the American Medical
   Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges

Genetic Counseling (Master of Science in Genetic Counseling):
    Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling

Graduate Medical Education Programs, Affiliated Hospitals’
   Resident Physician Programs: Accreditation Council
   on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Master of Public Health: Council on Education for Public Health

Radiological/Medical Physics: Commission on Accreditation of
   Medical Physics Educational Programs, Inc.


College (Baccalaureate and Master’s programs):
   Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Nursing Practice (Doctor): Commission on Collegiate Nursing
    Education (CCNE)

Midwifery Program: Commission for Midwifery Education and
    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)   

Eugene Applebaum College of
Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science: National Accrediting Agency for
   Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Mortuary Science: American Board of Funeral Service
   Education, Inc. (ABFSE)

Nurse Anesthesia: American Association of Nurse Anesthesia
   (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia
   Educational Programs)

Occupational Therapy: Accreditation Council for Occupational
   Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy): American Council on
   Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE)

Physical Therapy: Commission on Accreditation in Physical
   Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Physician Assistant Program: Accreditation Review Committee on
   Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)

Radiation Therapy Technology (undergraduate): Joint Review
   Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Radiologic Technology (undergraduate): Joint Review Committee
    on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)

Radiologist Assistant Program (Master of Science):
   American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work:
   Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Equality of Opportunity Policy, University

Wayne State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all of its operations, employment opportuni­ties, educational programs and related activities.

This policy embraces all persons regardless of race, gender, color, sex (including gender identity), national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, arrest record, weight, qualified Vietnam era veterans, qualified special disabled vet­erans, recently separated veterans and other protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. It expressly forbids discrimination, sexual harassment or any form of harassment in hiring, terms of employment, tenure, promotion, place­ment and discharge of employees, admission, training and treatment of students, extra-curricular activities, the use of University services, facilities and in the awarding of contracts.

This policy also forbids retaliation and/or any form of harassment against an individual as a result of filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment, or participating in an investigation of a complaint of discrimination or harassment.

Wayne State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regard­ing non-discrimination and affirmative action. In furtherance of this policy, the University is also committed to promoting institutional diversity to achieve full equity in all areas of University life and ser­vice and in those private clubs and accommodations that are used by University personnel. No off-campus activities sponsored by or on behalf of Wayne State University shall be held in private club facilities or accommodations which operate from an established policy barring membership or participation 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. Affirmative action procedures, measures and program may be used to the extent permitted by law to establish, monitor and imple­ment affirmative action plans for all budgetary units and the Univer­sity as a whole.

Inquiries regarding equal opportunity Academic/Administrative poli­cies or complaints may be made to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 4324 Faculty/Administration Building, Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan 48202; Telephone 313-577-2280 or

Handicapped, Non-Discrimination Policy

In accordance with federal requirements of the Americans with Dis­abilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, there shall be no discrimination on the basis of disability in Wayne State Univer­sity's programs, operations and activities, in the hiring, terms and conditions or privileges of employment or any matter directly or indi­rectly related to such employment, or in the admission, education and treatment of students. (See Disability Services, Student (SDS) for services available to disabled students.)

Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy

Wayne State University is committed to providing a drug-free envi­ronment for its faculty, staff, and students. The Board of Governors has made this commitment a formal policy of the University. All fac­ulty, staff and students must abide by the terms of the Board policy as a condition of employment or enrollment at the University. The unlaw­ful possession, use, distribution, sale or manufacture of drugs or alcohol is prohibited on University premises, at University activities, and at University work sites.

Pursuant to that policy, the unlawful possession, use, distribution, dispensation, sale or manufacture of any illicit drugs, and the unlaw­ful possession, use or distribution of alcohol on University property, or at any University work site, or as part of any University activity, is prohibited.

Any employee or student employee who is convicted of a criminal drug offense occurring at the workplace is subject to appropriate employee discipline in accordance with established University poli­cies and collective bargaining agreements, and may be required to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse or rehabilitation program as a condition of further employment or enrollment.

Any student or employee who, while on University premises or at any University activity, engages in the unlawful possession, sale, manu­facture, distribution, or use of drugs or alcohol shall be subject to appropriate sanctions, in accordance with established University pol­icies, the Student Code of Conduct, and collective bargaining agree­ments, and in conformity with local, State and federal law, up to and including expulsion or termination.

The University encourages employees who may have a problem with the use of illicit drugs or with the abuse of alcohol to seek profes­sional advice and treatment. Individuals who seek assistance with such problems may obtain additional information on a confidential basis by telephoning the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-800-448-8326. Students may also seek referral assistance by con­tacting University Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), at 313-577-3398.

Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and
Assault Policy

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education pro­grams and activities. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or forms of sexual assault, such as rape, sexual assault or sexual battery.

Sexual discrimination is prohibited by Title IX and by University Policy. (WSUCA 2.28.01).

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is prohibited by Title IX and by University policy. It is the policy of Wayne State University that no member of the University community may sexually harass another. (WSUCA 2.28.06).

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:

a) Submission to such conduct or communication is made a term or condition either explicitly or implicitly to obtain employment, public accommodations or public services, education, or housing.

b) Submission to or rejection of such conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting such individ­ual's employment, public accommodations or public services, educa­tion, or housing.

c) Such conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of sub­stantially interfering with an individual's employment, public accom­modations or public services, educational, or housing environment. or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment, public accommodations, public services, educational or housing environ­ment. (MCLA 37.2103 (h))

In the area of speech, what the law and this policy prohibit is speech as action: that is, sexual communication which is either directly coer­cive as demanding favors, or indirectly coercive, as rising to that level of offensiveness which interferes substantially with the victim's edu­cation or employment. The determination of what level of offensive­ness is actually coercive, and therefore unlawful and prohibited by this policy, will in some cases be difficult. A significant element in the determination is provided by the fact that an unequal power relation­ship underlies sexual harassment. The more unequal the relation­ship, the greater the risk is of substantial interference with the victim's education or employment.

In the area of physical contact, physical contact which is unwelcome is so gravely offensive that it always has the effect of substantially interfering with the victim's employment or educational environment. Employees and students should not take for granted that they are welcome to touch other employees or students, since if their contact is in fact unwelcome, they will be in violation of the law and of this policy. (WSUCA

Sexual harassment is also unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that creates a hostile or abusive work or educational environment. Sexual harassment is also unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature that is severe or pervasive and interferes with an individual's work or performance in a course or program

Sexual assault is also prohibited by Title IX and by University policy (01-5 University Policy). Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to any of the following:

a) Any intentional, unconsented, unwelcome physical contact or threat of unwelcome physical contact or attempt thereof, of: (i) an inti­mate body part of another person, such as a sexual organ, (ii) any body part of another person with one's sexual organs, or (iii) any part of another person's body with the intent of accomplishing a sexual act; or

b) Unwanted, inappropriate disrobing of another person, or purpose­ful exposure of one's genitals to another without the other's consent; or

c) Forcing, or attempting to force, any other person to engage in sex­ual activity of any kind without her or his consent; or

d) Any behavior that is proscribed as "criminal sexual conduct" under the Michigan Penal Code, notwithstanding whether criminal charges have been brought against the individual alleged to have engaged in such behavior. This may include rape, attempted rape, sexual assault or sexual battery.

Date rape and acquaintance rape are forms of sexual assault.

For purposes of the University's statutes/policies on sexual discrimi­nation, sexual harassment and sexual assault, consent shall not be deemed to have occurred if given by a person who is unable to make a reasoned judgment concerning the nature or harmfulness of the activity because of his or her intoxication, unconsciousness, mental deficiency or incapacity, or if the product of threat or coercion. WSUCA

Any employee or student will be subject to disciplinary action for vio­lation of any of these policies. If any staff, faculty or student of the University community learns of a sexual discrimination, harassment or assault incident, they should immediately report that incident to either the Title IX Coordinator or the Deputy Coordinator, who are:

Christopher Jones - Title IX Coordinator
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity
4324 Faculty Administration Building
656 W. Kirby Avenue; Detroit, Michigan 48202
Telephone: (313) 577-2280
Fax: (313) 577-7738

The Title IX Coordinator's responsibilities include overseeing all Title IX complaints, identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints, and coordi­nating the training, education, communication and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.

Students or employees having a complaint against a WSU faculty, staff member, coach, administrator or visitor for sexual harassment, sex discrimination or sexual assault, should contact the Title IX Coor­dinator.

Dean David Strauss - Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Dean of Students
351 Student Center; Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: (313) 577-1010

The Deputy Coordinator is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving students, including training, education, communica­tion and administration of grievance procedures for all complaints against WSU students.

Students or employees having a complaint against a WSU student for sexual harassment, sex discrimination or sexual assault, should contact the Deputy Coordinator by phone or email or file a Student Care Report (available on Dean of Students' website): Any such complaint can also be filed with the Title IX Coordinator.

The University statutes/policies prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment/sexual violence can be found at: and They are also listed on the website of the Office of Equal Opportunity: http://www.deo. and the website of the Dean of Students Office: The purpose of these policies is to assure the fullest possible awareness of WSU's stand on sexual discrimination/harassment/assault and to confirm and regularize WSU's procedures regarding the handling of complaints.

Additional Resources

In addition to filing a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator, in instances involving rape, sexual assault or sexual battery, students and/or employees should also contact the WSU Police Department at:

6050 Cass Avenue; Detroit, MI 48202
Emergency telephone: (313) 577-2222
Non-emergency telephone: (313) 577-2224

Violence in the Workplace Policy

Wayne State University is committed to providing a work and educa­tional environment that is free from threats, assaults, or acts of vio­lence. Threats of violence or of physical harm, and any form of physical or sexual assault or threats of physical assault are prohib­ited. This includes conduct that harasses, disrupts, or interferes with another person’s work performance or creates an intimidating, offen­sive or hostile work or educational environment.

The University has also adopted a Campus Safety Ordinance (BOG 2.87.03) which applies to all property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by Wayne State University and applies to all individuals when present on such property, regardless of whether the individual has a concealed weapons permit or is otherwise authorized by law to possess, discharge or use any device referenced in this ordinance. This ordinance states that, except as provided in sections 4 or 6 of the ordinance, no person shall, while on any property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by WSU: (1) possess or carry on his or her person any firearm, explosive or chemical weapon; (2) carry on his or her person any sword, switchblade knife, or other knife with a blade longer than three inches; and (3) carry on his or her person any other object or device with the intent of intimidating or injuring another per­son.. Upon conviction of any violation of this ordinance, the violator shall be sentenced to a fine not to exceed $500.00. In addition, viola­tions of this policy may result in disciplinary action under existing Uni­versity administrative policies.

University personnel are expected to notify appropriate management personnel of any violent or threatening behavior, when that behavior is work-related, carried out on University property, or is connected to University employment. Any individual who has obtained a personal protection order that identifies the workplace as a protected area should provide that information to the Wayne State University Police Department.