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Office of the President - Wayne State University

Dear campus community,

Welcome, Warriors, to a new semester and to one of the most vibrant college campuses in Michigan.

As you are likely already discovering, Wayne State is a place of opportunity and excellence. You have access to a broad range of degree programs, world-class research and teaching by talented faculty, international opportunities, intramural and intercollegiate sports, and a campus bustling with energy. There is much to experience off campus as well. I encourage you to explore our thriving Midtown community, filled with art galleries, theatres, museums, restaurants, shops, sports arenas and more.

This is an exciting time for you, and for this great institution. And while our campus is among the safest in the nation, it is always important for you to be vigilant and informed. Should you ever feel unsafe on campus, there are a number of resources to support, guide and assist you.

  • If you witness a crime on or near campus, call the Wayne State University Police Department (WSUPD) immediately at 313-577-2222. Please memorize this number or put it in speed dial, as it is the most expeditious way to reach help in the event of an emergency on or near campus. WSUPD patrols campus and the surrounding neighborhood 24/7, 365.
  • If you need a police escort to your destination, take advantage of the Safe Walk program by calling 313-577-2222.
  • Students may experience considerable stress from academic work, relationships or other aspects of life while on campus. If you have a concern about a student, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 313-577-1010 or submit a Student Care Report
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is dedicated to providing counseling and psychological assistance to WSU students. CAPS can be reached at 313-577-3398.
  • If you have a complaint involving unlawful discrimination or harassment, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 313-577-2280.
  • Title IX concerns and complaints (e.g., any form of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking or retaliation for filing such a complaint) should be directed to the university's Title IX Director, Brandy Banks, at 313-577-9999 or
  • To report an incident or share your concerns confidentially, contact the Office of Internal Audit through its anonymous hotline at 313-577-5138, or give an anonymous tip online
  • If you are not sure whether to report an incident, contact the Office of the General Counsel for guidance at 313-577-2268.

Please be aware of your surroundings and, when appropriate, take action. To learn more, visit

You have my best wishes for a successful semester. And remember, never hesitate to reach out if you are in need of support.


M. Roy Wilson

M. Roy Wilson

Wayne State University Warrior Strong