Staff Handbook

Special Events and Activities

photo of a staff member receiving a certificate at the staff recognition ceremony

Staff Recognition

Wright State recognizes that its ability to grow and provide a broad range of services is due to a loyal and dedicated staff. In appreciation, the university formally acknowledges staff members who have given long-term service by sponsoring an annual recognition ceremony for employees completing 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, or 35 years (or more) of service. In addition, supervisors and department heads are encouraged to recognize outstanding employees regularly within their units. Wright State’s president has also established a process for honoring employees who demonstrate excellence in the workplace. The President’s Award for Excellence is an annual recognition event.

Cultural, Educational, and Recreational Activities

As an employee of Wright State, you have access to a wide array of activities and special events. Concerts, art exhibitions, lectures, athletic events, including NCAA Division I sports, recreational, and entertainment activities are available to you and your family. Notable among these offerings are: the Artist Series, School of Music concerts, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures plays and musicals, and intramural athletics. Notice of these events appears in Dialogue, a monthly faculty/staff newsletter, on bulletin boards located throughout the university, and through distribution of flyers sent to university personnel. Information can also be found on the appropriate websites such as School of Music , Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures, Athletics, etc.

Support Centers

In addition to special events and activities, the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center, the Office of Latino Affairs and the Asian and Native American Center promote cultural diversity and support the cultural, academic, and social needs of students and employees at Wright State. Other opportunities are offered by the Women’s Center, a resource and support center that promotes diversity and gender equity through educational programs and activities, as well as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally Resource Room (GLBTQA) which cultivates community development for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all sexual orientations and gender identities. You may also want to check out Campus Ministries, for religious activities on campus.

Wright State University’s Nutter Center

Wright State University’s Nutter Center , a state-of-the-art facility, is southwest Ohio's premier sports and entertainment complex and is home to NCAA Division 1 Wright State Athletics. 

Wright State Nutter Center's standard of excellence and versatility has made it one of the premier stopping points for approximately 12 national touring concerts and performances each year including musicians from every genre and world renowned family shows.  It has also become home for high profile sporting events including regional and state high school volleyball, basketball, and wrestling tournaments.

In addition to the main arena, WSU’s Nutter Center also houses four basketball courts, a recreational running track, a fully equipped fitness center, 60,000 square feet of exhibit space, several classrooms and dressing rooms.  The contemporary Berry Room holds 250 people for weddings, receptions, conferences, and seminars. 

With a maximum seating capacity of 11,200, Wright State University’s Nutter Center has been recognized nationally for venues of its size.

For a list of upcoming events, please visit Nutter Center website.

Campus shuttle service is provided throughout the day and evening between main campus and the Nutter Center. Shuttle schedules are available on the Parking and Transportation website.