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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives


Supporting any Diversity, Equity and Inclusion fund can unlock an additional $5,000 donation to the Warrior Vision and Impact Program (VIP) by generous alumnus Steve Stancroff, J.D. ’90. Warrior VIP ensures underrepresented students successfully adjust and transition into college. 


At Wayne State University, diversity, equity and inclusion are not just words. They are part of our DNA.


Wayne State University has a long history of opening our doors and expanding our commitment to equity. We have passionate faculty and staff working to create new and innovative approaches to raise awareness, engage learners and change behaviors around diversity and inclusion that are truly remarkable. The time for change is now, and our university will be part of that change and support others who stand for social justice. 


On Giving Day, choose to support the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program, fund, area or initiative that means the most to you. All gifts of every size make a major difference today.


Diversity & Inclusion

Your gift will impact the most pressing needs that create and sustain a diverse, inclusive and welcoming campus for students, faculty and staff. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion oversees a multitude of workshops, learning communities and programs focused on dialogue that value and celebrate diversity in a learning and living environment.


Citizenship for Health Program

Your gift will help empower people to reduce health disparities in their communities. In Detroit and across the country, racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately impacted by poor health outcomes and early mortality. The Citizenship for Health Program offers resources and service programs in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Citizenship, the School of Social Work, Wayne State's Integrative Biosciences Initiative, and Focus:HOPE's Urban Learning and Leadership Collaborative (ULLC).


Detroit Equity Action Lab Fund

Your gift will fund an innovative hub of community-driven research, programming and media, working to dismantle structural racism in Detroit. The Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL) raises the profile of racial justice issues and connects community experts to build collective power. DEAL is an initiative of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne Law. 


Warrior Vision and Impact Program

Your gift will strengthen a comprehensive student support program and learning community that ensures underrepresented students successfully adjust and transition into college. The Warrior Vision and Impact Program (VIP) fosters a positive university engagement setting that offers pre-college workshop sessions, summer events and access to peer mentors to help provide the support they need to succeed.


Center for Peace and Conflict Studies

Your gift will impact programs, curricula and research related to domestic and international peace, social justice and constructive conflict resolution. Each year the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosts a series of speakers, peacemakers, and professionals from Detroit and around the world who discuss topics of health, energy, water, gender-based violence, and grassroots peacebuilding.


Wayne State faculty and staff can give via payroll deduction here.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Match by Division of Development and Alumni Affairs Staff
As a show of shared commitment to making Wayne State an even more inclusive, supportive, and welcoming community where discrimination of any kind is not tolerated, the Division of Development and Alumni Affairs staff have created a pooled match. Any donations made to a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative fund will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,465.
$5,465 MATCHED
Our WSU Alumni Regional Networks are showing up for Giving Day!
There are active Wayne State alumni regional networks in many areas across the country, and the engaged alumni who are part of those networks love giving back to their alma mater. Which regional network will have the most donors today?
Which regional network are you part of?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Chicago 16
2 NYC 10
3 DC 7
4 LA 5
5 Northern California 3
Wayne Black Business Student Association Match by the Organization of Black Alumni
The Organization of Black Alumni is matching Giving Day donations to the Wayne Black Business Student Association. They will match your generosity dollar for dollar — up to $250!
Gifts by school, college and unit
From the Ilitch School to CLAS to the W Food Pantry. Who is leading Giving Day with the most number of gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 183
2 School of Medicine 108
3 College of Education 93
4 Mike Ilitch School of Business 86
5 College of Nursing 81
6 School of Social Work 71
7 College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts 62
8 WSU Press 60
9 University Libraries 59
10 Irvin D. Reid Honors College 57
11 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 57
12 College of Engineering 56
13 Athletics 44
14 School of Information Sciences 38
15 Wayne Law 33
16 Alumni Programs 33
17 General Scholarship Fund 26
18 The W Food Pantry 22
19 Other 17
20 Computing & Information Technology 17
21 WDET 15
22 HIGH Program 13
23 Student Emergency Fund 13
24 Pharmacy Practice 10
25 International Programs 9
26 Eugene Applebaum Pharmacy and Health Sciences 8
27 Warrior Relief & Response 8
28 Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies 7
29 Institute of Gerontology 6
30 Michael Bowen Memorial Fund 6
31 Radiation Therapy Technology 5
32 Center for Urban Studies 4
33 Physical Therapy 3
34 TechTown Detroit 3
35 Dean's Discretionary Fund 2
36 Graduate School 2
37 Physician Assistant 2
38 Occupational Therapy 2
39 Economic Development 2
40 Freer House 2
41 Pharmaceutical Science 1
42 Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute 1
43 Radiologic Technology 1
44 Emeritus Academy 1
45 Detroit Radio Information Service 1
46 Pathologists' Assistant 1
47 Pharmacy Class of 1979 Scholarship 0
48 Clinical Laboratory Science 0
49 Eugene Applebaum Pharmacy and Health Sciences 0
50 Mortuary Science 0
51 Nurse Anesthesia 0
Donors by Affinity
Alumni, friends, faculty and staff members, parents and students make Wayne State what it is. Which group will make the biggest impact today? Stay tuned!
What is your affiliation to WSU?
Rank Answer Amount
1 Alumni $332,271.00
2 Faculty/Staff $80,041.00
3 Friend $12,403.00
4 Student $3,125.00
5 Parent $1,100.00
Alumni Class Year by Decade
With over 274,000 living alumni, WSU is proud of all alumni. Which decade of Warriors will prove to be the most philanthropic today?
In which decade did you graduate?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 '70s 131
2 '80s 92
3 '90s 86
4 2000s 72
5 2010s 58
6 '60s 47
7 '50s 10
8 2020s 8
9 '40s 2
WSU Employee Donations by Division
Across the university, our employees care about Wayne State's mission, inspiring from within. Which division has the most donors?
What division do you work for?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Development & Alumni Affairs 85
2 Liberal Arts & Sciences 73
3 University Libraries 24
4 School of Social Work 22
5 School of Medicine 22
6 Business School 21
7 College of Nursing 18
8 Provost & VP Academic Affair 18
9 Computing & Info Technology 16
10 College of Education 16
11 Pharmacy & Health Science 14
12 WSU Press 12
13 Fine & Performing Arts 10
14 Student Affairs 8
15 College of Engineering 7
16 Educational Outreach 7
17 Marketing and Communications 6
18 Honors College 5
19 Research 5
20 Facilities Plan & Management 4
21 Research Support 4
22 President 3
23 Athletics 3
24 Graduate School 3
25 Internal Audit 2
26 Business Operations 2
27 Fiscal Operations 2
28 Human Resources 2
29 Law School 2
30 School of Business Admin 1
31 VP Economic Development 1
32 VP Finance & Bus Operations 1
33 General Counsel 1
34 Governmental & Comm. Affairs 1
35 Procure. & Strat. Sourcing 1
36 Public Safety 1
37 Health & Physical Education 1
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