The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity offers a series of on-demand video modules designed to help individuals understand and overcome barriers that prevent access to opportunity in American society, such as implicit bias and racial disparities in the education system.
"BLMDetroit chooses to actively participate in the cultivation of a culture that affirms, uplifts, and honors the multitude of life experiences within Black communities and across all spectrums. We choose to use our platform to uplift long-standing activists; providing avenues for political education; artistic expression and education; cultural, social, economic analysis; food and nutrition justice activism; and direct support for those impacted by state-sanctioned violence."
"We must confront the institutional barriers to justice for Black people in academia and beyond, challenge the notion of the meritocracy whereby 'objective and neutral' criteria infused with systemic racism are used to exclude Black people from physics and other academic disciplines, and rebuild our institutions and collaborations in a way that is just and equitable."
Wayne State University organizations
Wayne State has a long history of meaningful engagement with society, and our mission includes "positively impacting local and global communities." The Social Justice Action Committee (SJAC) was created to drive culture change and foster a climate of inclusion and equity throughout the university.
The Wayne State University Police Department (WSUPD) is the national and regional headquarters for the National De-escalation Training Center (NDTC). This hybrid de-escalation training is specifically designed for law enforcement officers, providing special assessment and situational skills training that is noted to reduce conflict and avoid potential tragic scenarios for citizens and officers.
The Wayne State University Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE) seeks to cultivate a safe campus environment where we value, promote, and celebrate identities among all student who engage with our office, while intentionally offering initiatives that positively address and impact retention and graduation rates of students that arrive at WSU underrepresented and at risk.
With more than 45 years of commitment to excellence in education, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (LAS) is one of the oldest programs of its kind. Our mission is to transform the University, and ultimately society, by providing equitable access to a quality university education to students interested in U.S. Latino/a and Latin American cultural studies while enhancing diversity on campus.
The Organization of Black Alumni (OBA) of the Wayne State University Alumni Association celebrates the stories of Wayne State's African American and Black alumni, fostering lifelong connections with the university through programs, events, volunteer activities, resources and communications.
Student Disability Services (SDS) serves as a resource for the Wayne State University community to ensure academic access and inclusion for students, supporting a view of disability guided by social, cultural and political forces.
Wayne State's gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans and ally faculty and staff organization.
Formerly known as: Wayne State GLBTA Student Union,this group, Joining Intersectionality, Gender, Sexuality, and Allies at Wayne (J.I.G.S.A.W.) is an all-inclusive organization designed to provide a medium for public exposure to and dialogue on past and current issues affecting LGBTQ individuals.
The Graduate Queer Alliance is focused on building a community of graduate students to focus of LGBTQIA academic support, social mirth and advocacy.