Welcome to a new academic year at Wayne State University. With the COVID-19 pandemic, this year will be different from others, but the fall semester is always a busy time for students. I hope these first few weeks of class provide you with numerous opportunities to meet new people and take the next steps in your educational journey. You may have to do this virtually, and you'll need to follow our coronavirus safety protocols, but it is still an exciting time, with many new opportunities. If you have questions about our health and safety guidelines, please visit our coronavirus website. These measures are temporary yet necessary, and we look forward to returning to campus someday with all the spirit and activity to which we are accustomed — but only when it is safe to do so.
While we have been rightfully focused on keeping you safe from COVID-19, we want to ensure you also know how to stay safe in other situations. We are proud to be one of the nation’s safest campuses, and we have a number of resources available to assist you.
- Wayne State University Police Department: If you witness a crime or feel unsafe on campus, contact WSUPD. 313-577-2222
- Safe Walk program: When studying or working late on campus, contact the WSU Police Department to receive an officer escort to your vehicle or living quarters. 313-577-2222
- Dean of Students Office: If you have a concern regarding a student, contact DOSO or file a Student Care Report. 313-577-1010
- Office of Equal Opportunity: This office investigates complaints involving unlawful discrimination or harassment. 313-577-2280
- Counseling and Psychological Services: CAPS provides free and confidential mental health services to WSU students. 313-577-3398
- Title IX: Contact Title IX Coordinator Brandy Banks for concerns regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or other related concerns. 313-577-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Campus Health Center: The CHC provides on-campus health care services, including wellness visits, COVID-19 testing, immunizations and more. Remember: All students must receive their flu shots by Oct. 15. 313-577-5041
- Broadcast Messaging Service: This service sends text messages alerting the campus community of closures, emergencies and other incidents. Sign up at the Broadcast Messaging Service's webpage.
To learn more and view additional resources, visit wayne.edu/safety.
You have my best wishes for a successful semester. Remember — never hesitate to reach out if you need support.
M. Roy Wilson