Staff Handbook

University Facilities and Services

photo of the hanger in allyn hall

Child Care

Employees have access to on-campus child care through the child development center operated by Mini University. Mini University is an independently-owned child care facility that employs highly qualified, degreed teachers in every classroom with low teacher – child ratios. They are NAEYC Accredited and 5 Star rated by the State of Ohio. Children may attend half days or full days with fees based on the child's age and desired schedule. Private, full-day Kindergarten and Back-Up Care (advance registration required) are also offered.  Mini University also offers year-round programs for school age children, including After School Care and Summer Camp.  They provide transportation from Beavercreek Schools during the school year.

Mini University is open to faculty, staff, students, and the general public.  The hours of operation are from 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.;  Monday-Friday.  Care is provided for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Discounts are available for faculty, staff and students.  For more information, please contact the Wright State University Child Development Center at (937) 775-4070 or by email to Kim Grisez, director, at kgrisez@miniuniversity.net.

For more information, visit Mini University website.

Disability Services

Wright State is a national leader in accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities. The Office of Disability Services provides assistance and support services which promote equal access and inclusion for members of the university community with disabilities. Disability Services can direct staff to appropriate resources on topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, assistive technology, adapted equipment, architectural barrier removal, and other disability-related topics.

Accessible parking areas are available on campus; to utilize accessible campus parking, motorists must display both a valid campus parking permit and a disability parking placard or plates issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. For more information about obtaining authorization for a temporary or permanent disability parking placard or plates, please contact the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles or equivalent state agency.

University Libraries

The University Libraries consist of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library and the Lake Campus Library. The University Libraries provide collections and services to meet the learning, teaching, and research needs of the University’s faculty, staff and students. In addition, the University Libraries are members of the OhioLINK consortium. Through this membership the Libraries have access to an important array of electronic resources including online journals, e-books, and research databases, as well as to 48 million books and other library materials housed in academic libraries and research institutions throughout the state.

Materials can be ordered online from OhioLINK libraries and received on campus for checkout within two to three days. The Wright State University Libraries Web site provides online access to a wide variety of information resources—including complete articles from magazines, journals, newspapers, e-books, and Internet sources.

You may check out materials at the libraries by presenting your Wright1 card. Information about library hours, collections, and services is available on the University Libraries website or by calling (937) 775-4125.

Student Union

The Student Union serves as Wright State’s multi-purpose community center. It includes most student service departments, meeting rooms, gallery space, lounges, a food court, bookstore, fitness center, banking facility, and other services for the entire university community.  A map of the building and the services provided are available on Student Union website.

University Bookstore

The university bookstore, operated by Barnes & Noble, is located in the Student Union. It provides many services and supplies—including textbooks and class materials, as well as Wright State merchandise—from sweatshirts to coffee mugs. The bookstore also has an extensive general book department. You can obtain a discount on purchases by presenting your Wright1 card. Visit the bookstore website  for further information, including hours of operation.

News and Information

Campus news and information is available in the Wright State University Newsroom. Information specific to faculty and staff can be found in Dialogue, which links to the Newsroom.

Wright State University Magazine

The Wright State University Magazine is published two times a year and delivered to all faculty and staff. It is also available online, wright.edu/magazine.

Dining Services

Wright State’s Dining Services experts work to ensure that our students, faculty, staff and guests receive high-quality food service, with a variety of menu options in well-maintained dining areas on main and Lake Campus.

Allyn Hall’s ‘The Hangar’, offers customers many familiar dining options for breakfast and lunch. Guests can enjoy Pizza Hut Express®, a huge salad bar, a fresh bakery, and machine-dispensed frozen yogurt. 

The Student Union features Union Market, the largest dining facility on campus. It consists of a deli, home style cooking, pizza, pasta, a soup and salad bar, international cuisine and more, and it is a place where guests can watch their meals being prepared before their eyes.  Union Market also features a cyber café, a lounge and Tim Horton’s® coffee shop.  Also visit Wright State’s own convenience store, The C-Store, located in the Honors Community. 

Don’t forget to visit the two new locations: Boston Stoker at Rike Hall and Reynolds Espresso Lane in Russ Engineering.

Visit the Dining Services website for more information about all dining locations, activities, and events.