Our priorities

Wayne State invites alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to invest in three main priority areas. Through these three pillars of our mission, we aim to make Wayne State preeminent in what a public urban research university can and should be. We are a university of opportunity and excellence, a leader in research, a home of diversity and collaboration, and a source of local impact and global influence.


Inspire our students to be curious and passionate by supporting their education.

Faculty and research

Support our faculty as they discover new approaches, solutions and areas of inquiry through multidisciplinary, translational and applied research.



Engage our community through impactful partnerships, enriching the culture and economy of Detroit and beyond.