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Wayne State University
Wayne State University
(WSU) is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering nearly 350 programs to more than 27,000 graduate and undergraduate students. Wayne State University
Wayne State University
is Michigan's third-largest university, one of the 100 largest universities in the United States, and ranked in the top 50 American public universities for research expenditures.[4] The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres linking more than 100 education and research buildings in the heart of Detroit. The Wayne State Warriors
Wayne State Warriors
compete in the NCAA Division II
NCAA Division II
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).

Contents

1 Historical background 2 Academic profile 3 Colleges and schools 4 Academics and rankings

4.1 Student body 4.2 Research

5 Financials 6 Campus

6.1 Libraries 6.2 Housing

6.2.1 Current Housing

6.2.1.1 List

6.2.2 Former Housing

6.3 Tom Adams Field 6.4 Satellite campuses

7 Student life

7.1 Programs abroad 7.2 Media 7.3 Government 7.4 Public safety 7.5 Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Alumni Association 7.6 Greek life

7.6.1 Fraternities (Men's) 7.6.2 Sororities (Women's) 7.6.3 National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) 7.6.4 Co-educational professional, service or special interest Greek-letter organizations

8 Athletics 9 Notable people 10 See also 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

Historical background[edit]

Old Main, a historic building on the Wayne State University
Wayne State University
campus.

The first component of the modern Wayne State University
Wayne State University
was established in 1868 as the Detroit
Detroit
College of Medicine. In 1885, the Detroit
Detroit
College of Medicine merged with its competitor, the Michigan College of Medicine and its consolidated buildings. In 1913 the school was restructured as the Detroit
Detroit
College of Medicine and Surgery, passing under that name into the control of the Detroit
Detroit
Board of Education. These institutions are incarnated today as the Wayne State University School of Medicine. In 1881, the Detroit
Detroit
Normal Training School for Teachers was established by the Detroit
Detroit
Board of Education. In 1920, after several re-locations to larger quarters, the school became the Detroit Teachers College. The Board of Education
Education
voted in 1924 to make the College a part of the new College of the City of Detroit. This eventually became the Wayne State University
Wayne State University
College of Education. In 1917, the Detroit
Detroit
Board of Education
Education
founded the Detroit
Detroit
Junior College and would make Detroit
Detroit
Central High School’s Old Main Hall its campus. Detroit’s College of Pharmacy and the Detroit
Detroit
Teachers College were added to the campus in 1924, and were organized into the College of the City of Detroit. The original junior college became the College of Liberal Arts. The first Bachelor’s degrees were awarded in 1925. The College of Liberal Arts of the College of the City of Detroit, is today the Wayne State University
Wayne State University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Recognizing the need for a good public law school, a group of lawyers, including Allan Campbell, the school's founding dean, established Detroit
Detroit
City Law School in 1927 as part of the College of the City of Detroit. Originally structured as a part-time, evening program, the school graduated its first class with the bachelor of laws degree (LL.B.) in 1928 and achieved full American Bar Association
American Bar Association
in 1939. The Wayne State University Law School remains one of the only public law schools in Michigan, and amongst the top 100 law schools in nation.[citation needed] In 1933, the Detroit
Detroit
Board of Education
Education
voted to unify the colleges it ran into one university. In January 1934, that institution was officially named Wayne University, taking its name from Wayne County in which the University and the City of Detroit
Detroit
reside, as well as Major General "Mad" Anthony Wayne. Continuing to grow, Wayne University added its School of Social Work in 1935, and the School of Business
Business
Administration in 1946. Wayne University was renamed Wayne State University
Wayne State University
in 1956 and the institution became a constitutionally mandated university by a popularly adopted amendment to the Michigan
Michigan
Constitution in 1959. The Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Board of Governors
Board of Governors
created the Institute of Gerontology in 1965 in response to a State of Michigan
Michigan
mandate. The primary mission in that era was to engage in research, education, and service in the field of aging. Wayne State University
Wayne State University
grew again in 1973 with the addition of the College of Lifelong Learning. In 1985, the School of Fine and the Performing Arts, and the College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs grew the university further.

Detroit
Detroit
College of Medicine, about 1911.

Over the last few years, WSU has been aggressive in constructing new buildings, including the Integrative Biosciences Center(IBio), a 207,000-square-foot facility that encourages interdisciplinary work across a range of scientific areas with the goal of translating new discoveries to improve human health and society and address health disparities in Detroit
Detroit
and other urban areas. More than 500 researchers, staff and principal investigators work out of the building, which opened in 2016.[5] On June 5, 2013, the Board of Governors
Board of Governors
unanimously elected M. Roy Wilson as Wayne State's 12th president. He was sworn in on August 1, 2013. In 2015, WSU bestowed its first posthumous honorary doctorate degree on Viola Liuzzo.[6] In 2015, the School of Business
Business
administration was renamed the Mike Ilitch School of Business. The name was changed in recognition of a $40 million grant from Mike and Marian Ilitch. In gift will go toward building a new, state-of-the-art business school facility in Detroit, which is scheduled to open in 2018.[7] Academic profile[edit]

Maccabees Building
Maccabees Building
at Wayne State University.

Wayne State's comprehensive academic offerings are divided among 13 schools and colleges: the Mike Ilitch School of Business; the College of Education; the College of Engineering; the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts; the Graduate School; the Law School; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the School of Information Sciences; the School of Medicine; the College of Nursing; the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; the Irvin D. Reid Honors College; and the School of Social Work.[8] Fall 2016 enrollment for the university consisted of 17,280 undergraduates, 8,014 graduate students and 2,004 professional school students adding up to 27,298 students, up from 27,222 students in 2015.[9] Wayne State University
Wayne State University
is Michigan's only urban research university and is renowned particularly for its contributions in the sciences. Wayne State University
Wayne State University
is classified as a research university with the highest research activity by the Carnegie Foundation.[10] The university also holds the Carnegie Foundation's prestigious Community Engagement classification for its commitment to education in Metro Detroit. WSU, as with the University of Michigan
Michigan
and Michigan
Michigan
State University, is a constitutionally autonomous educational institution, whose Board of Governors are elected by the citizens of Michigan
Michigan
statewide. Wayne State University, Michigan
Michigan
State University, and the University of Michigan
Michigan
are the three institutional members of the State of Michigan's University Research Corridor. Colleges and schools[edit]

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Wayne State offers more than 380 undergraduate, post-graduate, specialist and certificate programs in 13 schools and colleges.[11]

Mike Ilitch School of Business

The Mike Ilitch School of Business
Business
offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance, global supply chain, information systems, management and marketing. At the graduate level, it offers M.B.A. and M.S. degrees in accounting and taxation, and a Ph.D. with tracks in finance, management and marketing. These programs are fully accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).[citation needed]

College of Education

College of Engineering

Established in 1933, College of Engineering
Engineering
faculty generate approximately $20 million annually in research expenditures, particularly in areas of biomedical engineering and computing; advanced materials and flexible manufacturing; and green technologies such as alternative energy technology, alternative energy, and advanced battery storage. The college offers a range of engineering disciplines, including prominent several research areas in which faculty members focus on interdisciplinary teamwork and industry partnerships — alternative energy technology, automotive engineering, electric-drive vehicle engineering, environmental infrastructures and transportation engineering, materials and biomedical engineering, bioinformatics and computational biology, nanotechnology and sustainable engineering.[citation needed]

College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts

Established in 1986, the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) college offers 16 undergraduate programs 10 graduate programs and three graduate certificates through its departments: the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art
Art
and Art
Art
History, the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance and the departments of communication and music. The departments of music and theatre/dance are nationally accredited.[citation needed]

Irvin D. Reid Honors College

The focus of the first year is community and the urban experience; during year one, students concentrate on urban issues and history. Year two involves service learning, which takes skills cultivated in the classroom and puts them to use in real-world situations. In year three, students are encouraged to work with faculty mentors to develop individual funded research projects. And in year four, students complete a senior thesis. The Honors College is home to Scholars Day, MedStart, Health Pro Start and BStart, the Urban Scholars/Leaders program, CommunityEngagement@Wayne, Honors Transfer, and the Detroit Urban Scholars program.[citation needed]

Law School

Established in 1927, the Law School became a part of the university in 1937. It is Detroit's only public law school and one of just two public law schools in Michigan. The Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights in 2014 established the Detroit
Detroit
Equity Action Lab bring together 60 organizations to address issues of structural racism in Detroit. In 2015, the Law School launched the Levin Center at Wayne Law.[citation needed]

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) was formed in 2004 with the merger of the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Science. The college receives approximately $20 million a year in external grants and contracts. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) consists of 19 departments in Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, and Life Sciences categories. Programs include African American Studies, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CMLLC), Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geology, History, Mathematics, Nutrition & Food Science, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning. CLAS is the core and hub of Wayne State, providing most of the undergraduate instruction, including almost all of the general education and pre-professional curricula for undergraduates, and a variety of graduate programs that produce many master's degrees and almost half of the Ph.D. degrees awarded at the university. Faculty in CLAS engage in research in a wide range of fields, in several nationally ranked departments, with robust extramural funding.[citation needed]

School of Information Sciences

The American Library Association
American Library Association
first accredited the master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree in 1967, and continued accreditation[12] in 2016. The MLIS degree is available online with select classes also offered on campus. In September 2017, the School became a member of the iSchool Consortium,[13] and added a master of science in information management (MSIM) degree to be offered beginning Winter 2018 semester.

School of Medicine

Founded in 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
(SOM) trains the next generation of physicians, the school offers master’s, Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science and public health to about 400 students annually. The school’s research emphasizes neurosciences, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, perinatology, cancer, cardiovascular disease including diabetes and obesity, and psychiatry and addiction research. Research funding levels in 2014, including all grants and contracts from government agencies, private organizations and pharmaceutical companies, was $94.5 million. One of the school’s major assets is the Richard J. Mazurek, M.D., Medical Education
Education
Commons, which was designed specifically for students and houses classrooms, student services divisions, the medical library, a sophisticated patient simulation center and the Kado Family Clinical Skills Center.[14]

College of Nursing

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Established in 1924, the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is one of the founding colleges of Wayne State University. It is organized into four departments — fundamental and applied sciences, health care sciences, pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences. It offers 11 fully accredited degree-granting programs,which maintain autonomous admission requirements, curricula, degree requirements and academic procedures.[citation needed]

School of Social Work

Established in 1935, the school offers academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. levels. The school’s Center for Social Work Research provides support for faculty research and scholarship, engages in relevant research with community partners, and offers consultation and technical assistance. In 2014-15, faculty submitted proposals valued at over $10 million, including an $113,400 annual grant from the Michigan
Michigan
Department of Health and Human Services for the Transition to Independence Program (TIP), a comprehensive support program for foster care youth enrolled at Wayne State University.[citation needed][15] Academics and rankings[edit] Several of Wayne State's individual programs are well regarded:

The Department of Chemistry[16] was recently ranked 71st in the United States (tied with Dartmouth College, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Kansas)[17] and among the top 150 chemistry departments in the world.[18] U.S. News and World Report ranks Wayne State's Law School as a Top 100 law school, and the second-highest ranked law school in Michigan[4] U.S. News and World Report also ranks the College of Nursing as one of the top nursing program's in the country[19] The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was ranked one of the 50 best pharmacy schools in the country by Pharmacy Times[20] The Department of Industrial and System Engineering
Engineering
was ranked 42nd in the country by U.S. News Grad School Ranking in 2015. The Department of Physics and Astronomy,[21] The Department of Mathematics, are all ranked among top 200 in the world.[22] The School of Social Work has been ranked 38th in social work in the U.S. News Grad School Health Programs Rankings.[23] Wayne State University
Wayne State University
is listed as one of the top 34 percent of global universities by U.S. News and World Report[24] The Irvin D. Reid Honors college named in honor of the university's ninth president, affords students the opportunity to become immersed in the Detroit
Detroit
community, participate in service learning and perform meaningful undergraduate research. The Mike Ilitch School of Business
Business
is annually listed as an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review, which ranks the top Master of Business
Business
Administration (MBA) programs.[25] The medical school is ranked #69 by U.S. News & World Report in the nation for research.[14]

Student body[edit]

"Wayne State Demographic"[9]

Race/Ethnicity Undergraduate Graduate Professional Total

Asian 1,508 305 302 2,115

Black or African American 2,978 1,113 97 4,188

Hispanic 889 223 42 1,154

Other 676 219 42 937

International 487 1,804 116 2,407

Race and ethnicity unknown 678 157 226 1,061

White 10,064 4,193 1,179 15,436

In fall 2016, Wayne State had a total of 27,298 students at the campus: 17,280 undergraduate students, 8,014 graduate students and 2,004 professional students.[9] Wayne State had students from nearly every U.S. state and 79 countries enrolled in fall 2016.[26] During the 2016 school year, there were 6,085 degrees and certificates granted to students: 3,072 bachelor's degrees, 2,068 master’s degrees, 767 doctoral and professional degrees, and 178 certificates. Research[edit] At $213.8 million spent annually on research expenditures, Wayne State ranks among the nation's top universities for research according to the National Science Foundation.[citation needed] Additionally, Wayne State has received the Carnegie Foundation's ranking as a doctoral-granting university with the highest research activity.[citation needed] On October 13, 2015, Wayne State University
Wayne State University
opened its new $92 million, 207,000-square-foot Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio). As many as 500 researchers, and staff will work out of the IBio Center located in New Center
New Center
at 6135 Woodward Avenue.[27][28] Financials[edit] Wayne State University’s cost of attendance is composed of tuition, including a credit hour rate, student service credit hour fee, fitness center maintenance fee, and a registration fee. Class maintenance fees are applied on a course-to-course basis. The tuition varies depending on undergraduate (lower and upper level division) and graduate students. Although graduate programs, Law School and Medical School tuition differs. Additionally, these two categories can be further broken down into two more subcategories of out-of-state students and resident students. The tuition cost is estimated based on a 12-credit semester, including both fall and winter semesters. The preceding values are calculated based off Wayne State tuition as well as the costs of books, transportation, living costs, loan fees and other miscellaneous cost. The total estimated tuition cost for a Michigan
Michigan
resident who is living off campus is roughly $17,384. Living on campus brings the cost to about $22,000. If the same scenarios are applied to non-Michigan residents (out of state), the tuition significantly increases. For a non-resident student living on campus, the cost is approximately $33,000. In the second category, the tuition costs for graduate students can be examined. Graduate students who are residents of Michigan
Michigan
and off campus will have an estimated tuition of $19,144. Resident graduates who are living away from home can plan on having tuition costs of $24,383. For graduate students who are non- Michigan
Michigan
residents, tuition is approximately $35,394. In the 2015 academic year, the university awarded $338 million in financial aid. Even while WSU maintains its status as one of only three universities in the state ranked in the top research category of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, tuition at Wayne State remains among the lowest of Michigan's 15 public universities, and the lowest among Michigan's three research universities. Campus[edit]

McGregor Memorial Conference Center

Wayne State's main campus in Detroit
Detroit
encompasses 203 acres (0.82 km2) of landscaped walkways and gathering spots linking over 100 education and research buildings.[29] The campus is urban and features many architecturally interesting buildings. Notable examples include the Helen L. DeRoy Auditorium, the Education
Education
Building, the Maccabees Building, Old Main, McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Chatsworth Tower
Chatsworth Tower
Apartments, and the Hilberry Theatre. Many of these buildings were designed by notable architects such as Albert Kahn and Minoru Yamasaki. Wayne State University
Wayne State University
is located at the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center Historic District and amongst many notable Detroit
Detroit
institutions and attractions, including the Detroit
Detroit
Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Michigan
Michigan
Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit
Detroit
Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit
Detroit
Symphony Orchestra/Orchestra Hall, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena, the Fox Theatre, the Fisher Theatre, Grand Circus Park, and Campus Martius Park. The Cass Corridor
Cass Corridor
is one of the university's other notable surroundings, with a venerable history and culture that has left an imprint on many WSU alumni. Many notable events have taken place on or near the campus as a result of its unique location. Artists that got their start here include Chuck & Joni Mitchell, Alice Cooper, The White Stripes, The Detroit
Detroit
Cobras, MC5, The Stooges, Savage Grace, Ted Nugent and Grand Funk Railroad. The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
recorded their Freaky Styley
Freaky Styley
album in this area, which was also home to Creem magazine — the first rock journal, and the first to use the terms "punk rock" and "heavy metal" and give recognition to the likes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, The Smiths
The Smiths
and others. The now-razed Tartar Field was home to WABX's free Sunday concerts in the late 1960s and early 1970s featuring many of these musicians. Important events have also taken place on campus, such as Edmund Gettier's refutation of the "justified true belief" theory, which shook 2,500 years of epistemology. Beginning in the 1970s WSU held its criminal justice program classes in the 147,500-square-foot (13,700 m2) Criminal Justice Building, designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1920 in New Center. By 2016 the university stopped use of the building, then used by the Detroit Police Department for training purposes. WSU sold it to real estate firm The Platform for $2,000,000 and it will become a mixed-use development.[30] Libraries[edit] With more than four million volumes,[31] the Wayne State University Library System houses the 75th largest collection in the United States, according to the American Library Association.[32] The system ranks among the nation's top libraries according to the Association for Research Libraries.[33]

The Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library, located at Wayne State's medical campus, houses the university's medical and health collections and is the primary library for the School of Medicine and the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Arthur Neef Law Library, located on the north section of the main campus adjacent to the Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Law School, houses the university's law collections and is the Law School's primary library. Its collection of over 620,000 volumes makes it the second largest law library in Michigan. The library subscribes to over 1,500 journals and 1,000 loose-leaf services. The Purdy/Kresge Library, located near the center of main campus, serves as the primary research library for the School of Information Sciences. It contains print and electronic resources to meet the research and instructional needs of faculty, graduate students, and upper-level undergraduates. It also houses the university's main government documents collection and the offices of the university's Media Services Department.[34] The David Adamany Undergraduate Library
David Adamany Undergraduate Library
(UGL), located at the center of Gullen Mall, has over 700 computer workstations providing students with access to electronic resources. Its book and magazine collection is intended to support the learning needs of 1,000 and 2,000 level undergraduate courses. The UGL houses the university libraries' collection of approximately 8,000 videos, DVDs, laser discs and audiotapes. The UGL provides students with information on careers, computers and student survival skills. The Undergraduate Library is open 24 hours for both students and faculty.[35] The Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, located on the easternmost portion of main campus at 5401 Cass Avenue, is the largest labor archives in North America and serves as the official archival repository for twelve major unions. In addition to labor records, the archives contain primary source material related to civil and political rights, especially those related to Detroit. The Reuther also houses the Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Archives dating from the institution's founding as the Detroit
Detroit
Medical College in 1868.[36]

Housing[edit]

Chatsworth Tower

The university provides housing for all students in the form of apartments and residence halls. All buildings are equipped with connection to the university computer system, wireless Internet, laundry rooms, activity rooms, and a 24-hour help desk.[37] Current Housing[edit] Current university-owned apartment buildings consist University Tower, Chatsworth Tower
Chatsworth Tower
and Helen L. DeRoy Apartments. In the hopes of bringing more residents to campus, Wayne State opened two dormitory-style residence halls in 2002: Yousif B. Ghafari Hall (formerly North Hall) and 2003 Leon H. Atchison Hall (formerly South Hall). This was the first time since the closing of the Newberry Joy Dorms in 1987 that the university offered dorm living. In 2005, the university opened The Towers Residential Suites, a residence hall open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Towers Café located in The Towers Residential Suites is the largest on-campus dining facility serving a variety of food. The Gold'N'Greens Café located in Ghafari Hall serves vegetarian, vegan, and kosher food.[38][39] List[edit]

Ghafari and Atchison Halls provide housing for freshmen and upper students only. Halls feature double-occupancy rooms, fully furnished with private baths. Study rooms and social lounges, all equipped with wireless high-speed Internet, are found on each floor. These halls also include special interest communities such as Honors, Community of Scholars, 24 hour quiet floor, and an all-female floor. These two buildings connect on the first floor through a dining hall. Gold "n" Greens is an all vegetarian cafeteria that is also certified kosher dairy, with gluten and vegan options.[40][41] The Towers Residential Suites, serving all students, is an 11-story tower with views as far as the Ambassador Bridge. The majority of rooms are suite style, containing four bedrooms attached to a shared living space. There are also studio rooms available. There are special interest floors throughout the building including, Honors, International, Graduate, 21 and up, and 24-hour quiet floors. This building also has study rooms and kitchenettes available for student use. Within the building is a café-style dining hall, Towers Café, and multiple fitness rooms.[42] Also included in the building are many eateries, a pharmacy, post office, and a salon. Chatsworth Tower
Chatsworth Tower
Apartments are available to graduate students, professional students and students with families, and located inside a nine-story historic landmark built in 1929. This structure features large studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with ornate woodwork.[43] Helen L. DeRoy Apartments is a 15-story building built in 1972. The apartments contain a total of 258 studio, one- and two-bedroom units offering residence to graduate students, professional students, undergraduate students, and students with families. Units are equipped with wireless Internet access, cable television access, central air, a refrigerator and stove. The top four floors of DeRoy apartments are furnished undergraduate apartments. These apartments come equipped with basic furniture, similar to the residential halls, but in an apartment style space.[44] The 300-unit University Tower complex opened in 1995 and offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, as well as family units to juniors, seniors, graduates and professional students. Each apartment is wired for access to the university's computer network. The first floor offers wireless Internet access, a study lounge, large laundry facility and a childcare center. Wayne State's WDET
WDET
radio station is also located on the first floor.[45] In 2016, the university renovated The Thompson Home, formerly the home of the School of Social Work, into new residential units for students in the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.[46] In 2017, Wayne State broke ground on the Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments, which will increase the number of beds on campus by 841 when it opens in 2019.[39]

The university allows families with children to live in some units including Chatsworth Tower, DeRoy and University Tower.[47] Residents are zoned to Detroit
Detroit
Public Schools.[48] Zoned schools for all three apartments include DPS Foundation for Early Learners @ Edmonson (K-8),[49][50] and King High School (9-12).[51] Former Housing[edit] Sherbrooke Apartments were closed in September 2008. The Forest Apartments were closed after the 2004-05 school year and have since been demolished. The Chatsworth Annex apartments were demolished and replaced with greenspace and volleyball courts after the 2004-05 school year. Tom Adams Field[edit] Tom Adams Field, best known as Adams Field, is a 6,000-seat football stadium located on the campus. It is primarily used for Wayne State Warriors football of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, a Division II conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Field was named after Thomas B. Adams, a 1944 graduate and football and track athlete who later served on as a board member at WSU. Due to his athletic, military, and business achievements the Wayne State Football field was named in honor of him on October 11, 2003.[52] The stadium turf has been replaced several times. The most recent replacement was in May 2015 when FieldTurfRevolution (2.5") artificial turf was installed.[53][54] A new 35-foot video board was installed in August 2015.[54] The eight lane Lowell Blanchard Track, located in the stadium, was first installed in 2006. Mondo surfacing was added to the track in 2011.[55] Satellite campuses[edit] Wayne State has four satellite campuses in and around the Metro Detroit
Detroit
area.[56] The locations are:

Macomb Educational Center, Clinton Township University Center at Macomb Community College, Clinton Township Advanced Technology Education
Education
Center, Warren Schoolcraft College
Schoolcraft College
in Livonia

Student life[edit]

Linsell House (L) and Chemistry building (R)

Education
Education
Building

McGregor Memorial Conference Center

Programs abroad[edit] Wayne State offers more than 20 study abroad programs, some as short as nine days in length with others lasting an entire year. As of 2017, students have their pick from numerous countries including Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain and South Africa. Programs offer studies in art, business, computer science, education, engineering, environmental studies, health care, linguistics, the social sciences, theater and more.[57] Media[edit]

The official student newspaper is The South End. The university hosts the public radio station WDET
WDET
and runs the student online radio station WAYN. The WSU Alumni Association publishes the Wayne State magazine.

Government[edit] The university is governed by a Board of Governors
Board of Governors
consisting of eight members elected by Michigan
Michigan
voters for eight-year terms. Board of Governor members serve without compensation. The board elects a university president to serve as the chief executive officer of the university administration. The student body government is headed by a Student Senate (formerly the Student Council). Some colleges of the university have their own Student Senate, which reports back to the main Student Senate. The School of Law has its own Student Board of Governors. Public safety[edit] The campus is protected by the Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Department of Public Safety. There are 65 commissioned officers serving Wayne State and the surrounding area.[58] All Wayne State Police Officers are certified Michigan
Michigan
peace officers and sworn Detroit
Detroit
police officers. The department prides itself on a response time of 90 seconds or less to on-campus emergencies. The department consists of patrol officers, traffic safety officers, motorcycle officers, bike officers, three canine officers, three investigators, multiple officers assigned to task force positions, communications controllers, records personnel and other support staff. The headquarters is located at 6050 Cass Ave. The Department of Public Safety has been in existence since 1966. The department sponsors several programs throughout campus such as the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense), sells low-cost bike locks and steering wheel "clubs," offers free 'VIN Etching' sessions to help deter auto theft, and sends out monthly emails to keep the university updated on the department's activities.[citation needed] Students whom encounter trouble or distress on campus are encouraged to call the Wayne State Police division directly, rather than the city's 911 services. The Detroit
Detroit
Police Department's high-priority responses have taken upwards of an hour to arrive on scene; by comparison, the Campus Police Department's rapid response time is less than two minutes in the majority of cases, better guaranteeing the safety of Wayne State students.[59] Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Alumni Association[edit] Created in 1935 and consisting of more than 260,000 alumni throughout the world, Wayne's alumni association provides a strong loyalty and support system to graduates of the university through sponsoring events such as career booths and job fairs.[60][61] Greek life[edit] Wayne State University
Wayne State University
hosts chapters of over two dozen fraternities and sororities, reflective of the diverse nature of the campus.[citation needed] These groups, through social, academic, leadership and alumni networking programs, are aimed at building lifelong connections among participants and to the University. Members self-select prospective members, and chapters cooperate on a wide variety of inter-Greek programming to support campus life. Once a student becomes a member of one of the traditional social and academic societies, designated by NIC, NPC, NALFO or NPHC allegiance, they may not join another from the conference, due to 'anti-poaching' rules. However, members of the traditional social and academic fraternities, sororities and societies may also be members of professional, service and/or honor societies as they are chosen or earn the honor by grade, class rank or achievement.

Fraternities (Men's)[edit] ΑΣΦ Alpha Sigma Phi, February 12, 1938, NIC

ΦΣΚ Phi Sigma Kappa, 1942, NIC, dormant ΤΚΕ Tau Kappa Epsilon, May 23, 1948, NIC, dormant

ΠΚΑ Pi Kappa Alpha, 1950, NIC

ΘΞ Theta Xi, April 6, 1951, NIC, dormant ΣΤΓ Sigma Tau Gamma, May 25, 1951, NIC, dormant ΔΧ Delta Chi, 1956, NIC, dormant ΤΕΦ Tau Epsilon Phi, 1959, NIC, dormant

ΣΠ Sigma Pi, 1967, NIC ΛΘΦ Lambda Theta Phi, 2002, NALFO and NIC, Latino-interest ΣΛΒ Sigma Lambda Beta, 2003, NIC, historically Latino-interest ΔΕΨ Delta Epsilon Psi, 2010, NIC, SE Asian-interest ΩΔΦ Omega Delta Phi, 2012, NIC, multicultural-interest ΣΒΡ Sigma Beta Rho, 2014, NIC, multicultural-interest ΘΤ Theta Tau, May 19, 1951, PFA, Professional Engineering ΚΨ Kappa Psi, May 14, 1927, PFA, Professional Pharmaceutical

Sororities (Women's)[edit]

ΑΣΤ Alpha Sigma Tau, 1923-1985, NPC, dormant ΦΣΣ Phi Sigma Sigma, 1950-1970, NPC, dormant ΣΣΣ Sigma Sigma Sigma, 1950-1970, NPC, dormant

ΔΖ Delta Zeta, 1956, NPC ΚΔ Kappa Delta, 1958, NPC

ΑΔΠ Alpha Delta Pi, 1958-1972, NPC, dormant

ΑΓΔ Alpha Gamma Delta, 1959, NPC

ΣΚ Sigma Kappa, 1959-1974, NPC, dormant

ΑΕΦ Alpha Epsilon Phi, 1988, NPC ΛΘΑ Lambda Theta Alpha, 2001, NALFO, Latina-interest ΘΝΞ Theta Nu Xi, 2005, multicultural-interest ΔΤΛ Delta Tau Lambda, 2008, Latina-interest ΣΛΓ Sigma Lambda Gamma, 2009, Latina-interest ΔΦΩ Delta Phi Omega, 2011, SE Asian-interest ΡΑΨ Rho Alpha Psi, 2012, local sorority ΛΚΣ Lambda Kappa Sigma April 4, 1930, PFA, Professional Pharmacy

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)[edit] ΔΣΘ Delta Sigma Theta, 1924, NPHC/Women ΑΚΑ Alpha Kappa Alpha, 1936, NPHC/Women ΣΓΡ Sigma Gamma Rho, 1938, NPHC/Women ΩΨΦ Omega Psi Phi, 1938, NPHC/Men ΖΦΒ Zeta Phi Beta, 1941/1971, NPHC/Women ΦΒΣ Phi Beta Sigma, 1950, NPHC/Men, NIC ΙΦΘ Iota Phi Theta, 2009, NPHC/Men, NIC ΑΦΑ Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Upsilon Chapter (ΑΥ), 1926, NPHC/Men, NIC

Co-educational professional, service or special interest Greek-letter organizations[edit] ΑΩ Alpha Omega, Local Co-ed Christian Service Fraternity[62] ΑΦΩ Alpha Phi Omega, May 27, 1948, PFA, Co-ed Service Fraternity ΒΑΨ Beta Alpha Psi, Co-ed Honor Society, for Accounting, Finance and Information Systems ΔΣΠ Delta Sigma Pi, PFA, Co-ed Professional Business Inter-chapter cooperation is managed by several governing councils: the Multi-Cultural Greek Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC groups), and the Panhellenic Association (NPC groups). Athletics[edit] Main article: Wayne State Warriors See also: Wayne State Warriors
Wayne State Warriors
football and Wayne State Warriors women's ice hockey

The Warriors athletic logo

The school's intercollegiate athletic program was established in 1917 by Director of Athletics David L. Holmes. Revered by his athletes, Holmes initially coached all sports. His track teams were nationally known into the 1950s; in his first 10 years, he produced two Olympians from the school's Victorian-era gym. Although he had major ambitions for Wayne and scheduled such teams as Notre Dame and Penn State in the 1920s, the lack of facilities and money for athletics kept the program small. A student poll selected the name of "Tartars" for the school's teams in 1927. In 1999, the university changed the name to the "Warriors," due to the general feeling that the Tartar name was dated and most people were not familiar with the name's historical significance.[63][64] Wayne State competes in men's baseball, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, golf, swimming and diving, and tennis, and women's basketball, cross country, fencing, golf, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. WSU participates in NCAA Division II
NCAA Division II
in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) for all sports except for fencing, which competes in the single division Midwest Fencing Conference. Wayne State previously competed in men's and women's NCAA
NCAA
Division I ice hockey as a member of College Hockey America
College Hockey America
(CHA). The university dropped their men's program at the end of the 2007-08 season,[65] followed in 2011 by ending the women's hockey program.[66] National Championships:

1975: Men's Fencing - NCAA 1979: Men's Fencing - NCAA 1980: Men's Fencing - NCAA 1982: Men's Fencing - NCAA 1982: Women's Fencing - NCAA 1983: Men's Fencing - NCAA 1984: Men's Fencing - NCAA 1985: Men's Fencing - NCAA 1988: Women's Fencing - NCAA 1989: Women's Fencing - NCAA 2012: Women's Swimming and Diving - NCAA
NCAA
DII

Fencing is a single-division sport with schools from all three NCAA divisions competing against each other.[citation needed] Notable people[edit] Main article: List of Wayne State University
Wayne State University
people See also[edit]

Metro Detroit
Detroit
portal Michigan
Michigan
portal University portal

Architecture of metropolitan Detroit Cadillac Place Culture of Detroit Fisher Building Henry Ford Hospital New Center Product Development and Systems Engineering
Engineering
Consortium University-Cultural Center Multiple Resource Area Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Buildings The Institute of Gerontology

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Further reading[edit]

Hanawalt, Leslie. (1968.) A Place of Light: the History of Wayne State University. Detroit: Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Press. Aschenbrenner, Evelyn. (2009.) A History of Wayne State University
Wayne State University
in Photographs. Detroit: Wayne State University
Wayne State University
Press, ISBN 0-8143-3282-X, 9780814332825.

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