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Wayne State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
42 W Warren Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 577-2424
Email address
School Information
Wayne State University offers more than 350 programs, employs over 2,500 academic staff, and enrolls over 26,000 students. (Source:
General Information
Wayne State University provides anti-racist resources to its students through speaking events and elective courses. No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

  • The 2019 Pop Culture conference had several speakers grounded in Critical Race Theory.
  • Law school elective courses use a CRT framework.
  • In a June 30, 2023 Detroit Free Press article titled "Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action extends ban to private colleges in Michigan," Wayne State University spokesman Matt Lockwood was quoted as stating the following: "'[Our] institution has worked hard within the law to ensure access and opportunity to deserving students from underserved backgrounds since 2006 when the state of Michigan banned the use of race in admissions. This has made Wayne State a leader in social mobility, which benefits our students, our graduates, and our state'."
Symbolic Actions
  • The university has declared its commitment to DEI and anti-racism initiatives and provided resources.
  • The president of the university has implemented a diversity initiative with two components, including "Goal 1: Leverage Our Diversity to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Where Every Group and Individual Feels Valued" and "Goal 2: Implement and Enhance Academic Programs Focused on Cultural, Language, and Global Competencies."
Last updated May 17th, 2024
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