Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Wayne State's Role in Social Justice

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 is truly remarkable. Learn more about our initiatives here.

The time for change is now, and our university will be part of that change and support others who stand for social justice. Your gift today will expand Wayne State's role in social justice. Please choose from one of the giving options below to strengthen a specific university priority to promote equity and inclusion. 




Diversity and Inclusion Fund

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.

Support the Diversity and Inclusion Fund


Citizenship for Health Program Fund

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).

Support the Citizenship for Health Program Fund 


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. 

Support the Detroit Equity Action Lab Fund



Warrior Vision and Impact Program Fund

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.

Support the Warrior Vision and Impact Program Fund


Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Fund

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.


Support the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Fund