Diversity statement

Wayne State University Housing & Residential Life is committed to creating an inclusive residential community who values and embraces the diversity of all its members. We aspire to develop an appreciation for ability, age, citizenship status, creed, cultural background, ethnicity, family model, gender identity and expression, health status, national origin, political ideology, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, spiritual affinity, size, socioeconomic class, and veteran status.

Many students use their college years to explore and develop their identities and values. We believe this exploration can best take place in an environment that is open to and respectful of individuals across the spectrum of human differences and distinctions. It is the responsibility of every member of the Housing and Residential Life community, staff and students alike, to work to create and maintain such an environment.

Housing & Residential Life is committed to providing a purposefully inclusive community where all members and visitors are free from harassment, verbal or written abuse, threats, bullying, ridicule, intimidation, cyber-bullying, or violence because of their identity. We will not accept fear, ignorance, apathy, indifference, religious bias, anger, alcohol or substance abuse as an excuse, reason, or rationale for such behavior. We encourage all members within our community to make informed personal choices, hold each other accountable, and constructively challenge any injustices.

Housing & Residential Life, in collaboration with other campus resources, fosters the holistic development of the WSU residential community. We challenge all members of the Warrior Family to move beyond tolerance and engage in creating and maintaining an inclusive community for all.

Housing & Residential Life is dedicated to recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining an inclusive staff that supports the pluralistic diversity of Wayne State University and the Detroit community.