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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

 At Wayne State University, diversity, equity and inclusion are not just words. They are part of our DNA. Make your gift to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion early to take advantage of this match of up to $250 by Heather Eady, M.A. '16. Don't wait, this opportunity ends at noon!


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. Consider a WSU legacy gift in your estate plan.

Double your dollar for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion this morning!
Make your gift to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion early to take advantage of this match of up to $250 by Heather Eady, M.A. '16. Don't wait, this opportunity ends at noon!
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 252
2 College of Education 140
3 College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts 137
4 Mike Ilitch School of Business 135
5 School of Medicine 106
6 College of Nursing 105
7 School of Social Work 84
8 College of Engineering 67
9 Law School 62
10 School of Information Sciences 55
11 C.S. Mott Center 54
12 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives 38
13 General Scholarship Fund 35
14 Athletics 32
15 WSU Press 30
16 Alumni Programs 29
17 Irvin D. Reid Honors College 26
18 The W Food Pantry 22
19 Student Emergency Fund 21
20 Computing & Information Technology 19
21 HIGH Program 18
22 University Libraries 17
23 Junior Year in Munich 13
24 WDET 8
25 International Programs 8
26 Institute of Gerontology 5
27 Pharmacy Practice 5
28 Economic Development 5
29 Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies 5
30 TechTown Detroit 4
31 Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute 4
32 Detroit Radio Information Service 4
33 Freer House 4
34 Occupational Therapy 4
35 Dean's Discretionary Fund 3
36 Mortuary Science 3
37 EACPHS Diversity Scholarship 2
38 Graduate School 2
39 Physical Therapy 2
40 Pharmaceutical Science 2
41 Center for Urban Studies 1
42 Emeritus Academy 1
43 Class Gift 0
44 Eugene Applebaum Pharmacy and Health Sciences 0
45 Office of Campus Sustainability 0
46 Pharmacy Class of 1979 Scholarship 0
47 Clinical Laboratory Science 0
48 Nurse Anesthesia 0
49 Other 0
50 Pathologists' Assistant 0
51 Physician Assistant 0
52 Radiation Therapy Technology 0
53 Radiologic Technology 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 $143,116.20
2 Faculty/Staff $69,801.00
3 Friend $30,230.00
4 Parent $3,275.00
5 Student $1,740.00
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 Liberal Arts & Sciences 64
2 Development & Alumni Affairs 47
3 School of Medicine 23
4 School of Social Work 21
5 Business School 19
6 College of Education 16
7 Computing & Info Technology 14
8 College of Nursing 13
9 Fine & Performing Arts 12
10 Provost & VP Academic Affair 9
11 Student Affairs 9
12 University Libraries 8
13 WSU Press 8
14 Research 6
15 School of Info. Sciences 6
16 Pharmacy & Health Science 6
17 Marketing and Communications 6
18 Athletics 5
19 Law School 4
20 Facilities Plan & Management 3
21 Business Operations 3
22 Honors College 3
23 Human Resources 3
24 VP Economic Development 3
25 Educational Outreach 2
26 College of Engineering 2
27 Internal Audit 2
28 Division of Enrollment Mgmt 2
29 Inst. Res. Assess & Data Res 1
30 WDET 1
31 General Counsel 1
32 Fiscal Operations 1
33 Secretary Board of Governors 1
34 Research Support 1
35 VP Finance & Bus Operations 1
36 President 1
37 Graduate School 1
Chief Holt Scholarship Support Challenge
Wayne State University Police Chief Tony Holt challenges you to support your favorite scholarship fund on Giving Day. 50 gifts to any campus scholarship fund today will unlock a $7,500 gift from Chief Holt to his School of Social Work scholarship.
50 / 50 Donors
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 115
2 '80s 114
3 '90s 107
4 2000s 75
5 2010s 59
6 '60s 47
7 2020s 16
8 '50s 5
Regional Network Challenge
Which regional network can bring in the most donors on Giving Day? Gifts from across the nation (and world!) will be mapped and whichever Regional Network takes the lead will have an additional $500 gift made to the Student Emergency Fund in their honor by the WSU Alumni Association.
Which regional network are you part of?
Rank Answer Donors
1 Chicago 20
2 DC 15
3 LA 13
4 Northern California 12
5 NYC 9
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