WSU Diversity Programs Offices
Wayne State University has initiated programs that encourage and support student diversity in academic programs. The primary goals of these programs are to increase enrollment of students from traditionally underrepresented groups and to promote an academic and social environment in which scholars can flourish. All support services focus on facilitating leadership skills and academic excellence, enhancing minority student retention, graduation and continuation to graduate programs, and entry into professional and academic careers. Diversity Programs include the following.
The primary mission of the Wayne State University LSAMP program is to significantly increase the number of minority students earning baccalaureate degrees each year in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields from the participating universities of the alliance and prepare them for entry into graduate programs.
Contact: R. Darin Ellis, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
The McNair Scholars Program aims to successfully prepare scholars for entrance into graduate school, and to achieve a PhD within 10 years of graduating from Wayne State University.
Contact: Joseph Baynesan, email@example.com
Formerly known as Minority Biomedical Research Support Program (MBRS), IMSD is a research program designed to increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders in the field of biomedical sciences.
Contact: Rasheeda Zafar, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Honors College promotes excellence and challenges their students to engage the world around them as problem-solvers and leaders. The curriculum gives students the required tools to be catalysts for innovation and improvement, and provides the skills necessary to create powerful solutions. Its Urban Scholars/Leaders Scholarship Program develops, trains, and retains future Detroit leaders by providing coordinated academic and social support.
Contact: The Honors College, email@example.com
OISS provides quality services to international students, offering cross-cultural educational programs and activities, and assisting in important matters related primarily to immigration regulation compliance.
Contact: OISS, firstname.lastname@example.org