Our priorities

Warrior Relief and Response

The impact of COVID-19 is significant and immediate. Wayne State's priority at this unprecedented time is to address the immediate needs of students who are now finding themselves struggling to cover unexpected costs related to food, housing, access to technology and other unbudgeted circumstances.

We have established the Warrior Relief and Response campaign to provide increased support to programs and services that respond immediately to students in need. Your gift will enable us to act quickly and help overcome the difficult setbacks that are caused by COVID-19.

The Warrior Relief and Response campaign will continue to address and support the most critically affected areas of Wayne State as the pandemic unfolds. If you would like to learn more on how you can help a particular academic program or service, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at annualfund@wayne.edu or 888-WSU-GIVE.

You can find updates, additional information and FAQs about the university's response to COVID-19 at wayne.edu/coronavirus.

Supporting the pillars of our mission

The three pillars of our mission – students, faculty and research, and community – aim to make Wayne State a preeminent public urban research university. 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.