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The Wright State University Police Department (WSUPD) is responsible for ensuring a safe environment for all people on campus. Wright State police officers work hand-in-hand with the local police forces to provide overall security for students and the community around the campus.
Officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are also emergency phones throughout the campus area and an escort service for students.
In an effort to help students become more aware of issues that relate to campus safety, the department offers workshops and classes in crime prevention and drug and alcohol prevention.
The crime statistics and daily crime log are available online. And, the WSUPD welcomes inquiries about the state of conditions and safety at the university. For more information, including the most recent safety notices and information, please visit the Wright State University Police Department Web site.
You can also request a printed copy of the annual crime statistics by contacting the Office of Admissions at: (937) 775-5700 or toll-free 1-800-247-1770.
Wright State Safety Services
The Wright State University Police Department's SAFE escort service is designed to enhance your safety and peace of mind and provide a greater sense of security for anyone who feels unsafe while walking alone on campus.
The goal of the SAFE escort service is to deter assaults, sexual harassment, verbal abuse, or other harassment while you are walking from one location on campus to another. The SAFE escort service is a walking escort and you should assume that you will be given a walking escort. Learn more about the SAFE escort service program.
At Wright State University, the safety of our faculty, staff, students, and visitors is our first priority. Besides the presence of WSUPD police officers and security guards, numerous emergency phones have been placed around campus. For immediate assistance, each one of these phones has a button that can be pushed to alert the WSU Police Department.
Emergency Text Messaging Services
Wright State provides an opt-in text messaging services for campus emergencies like extreme weather. Learn more about joining the Emergency Text Messaging Service
Wright State is committed to helping you develop career and life-planning skills, acquire experience, master job search strategies, and seek rewarding employment. The Career Services office is available to help you with career exploration, student employment, cooperative education and internships, and career employment.
Looking for a job on campus? Students can participate in the Virtual Student Employment Job Fair in late July or early August for on-campus jobs, or find jobs throughout the year through their online database the Wright Search.
The Wright Search is also used for job seekers to post their resumes and sign up for on campus interviews, internships/co-ops and view recruitment days. The co-op and internship program is available beginning sophomore year, to students who meet requirements specified by their academic department. Co-ops and internships are work opportunities consistent with a student's course of study and may be full-time or part-time.
Learn more about how Career Services can help you plan your future.
Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center
The word bolinga means love in Lingala, an African language. The Bolinga Center functions as an advocate for academic, cultural, and personal concerns of Wright State's African American students. Cultural and educational programs include a Minority Speakers Series, Community Speakers Series, and an Educational Film/Video Series.
The Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center (Bolinga Center) provides a variety of special programs, activities, and student services that celebrate individual cultural identity while fostering lasting friendships among all groups of people. The Bolinga Center began as a tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Learn more about the Bolinga Center.
Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center (AHNA)
AHNA was created to support the academic, social, and cultural needs of Asian, Hispanic, and Native American students, faculty, and staff at the university. The center serves as an informational resource center and creates an appreciation and understanding of the diverse Asian, Hispanic, and Native American cultures represented within the community. It plays a vital role in serving as a cultural liaison to the university and surrounding Dayton region communities.
The AHNA Center also provides special programs, such as workshops, newsletters, heritage month activities, cultural events, film series, and leadership programs
Learn more about the AHNA Center.
The Wright State University Women's Center serves women on campus and in the surrounding areas through facilitating connections, providing resources, and advocating for equitable experiences and opportunities for all people. The center actively seeks to create an environment in which women are supported, encouraged, and less isolated than what has been documented historically. The Center provides community space, programs and events, resources and information, and institutional and individual advocacy.
Learn more about the Women’s Center.
GLBTQA Resource Room
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally (GLBTQA) Resource Room is designed to cultivate community for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. Education, programs, and services establish a network which supports, embraces, and strengthens the GLBTQA community at Wright State University.
Learn more about the GLBTQA Resource Room.
Tempt your taste buds with all of the great food here at Wright State. Your snack and meal options include Taco Bell, Burger King, Pizza Hut, salad bars, soups, subs, pastas, burgers, and much more.
You can pay at our dining options in traditional forms or consider a meal plan. You can learn more about meal plan options by visiting the Dining Services website.
The Office of Disability Services provides programs, services, and activities that allow students with disabilities to participate in all facets of university life according to their unique abilities and interests. This commitment ensures that people with documented disabilities can realize their full potential.
From the underground tunnel system to test proctoring, the university strives for the elimination of architectural, programmatic, and technological barriers that prevent qualified individuals with disabilities from obtaining a college education.
The Office of Disability Services offers support programs in academics, technology, career and vocational skills development, community education regarding disabilities, credited classes designed to meet disability-related needs, and physical and personal assistance. Most services are provided to students at no cost who qualify for university assistance.
If you have a documented disability, please contact the Office of Disability Services well in advance (six to twelve months) of your planned entry date. A copy of professional documentation of disability should be submitted prior to scheduling a pre-service interview. The pre-service interview is designed to assess disability-related needs and to plan services accordingly.
Learn more about services provided by the Office of Disability Services.
Mini University is a child development center located on the Wright State campus. The center offers quality care and education for children six weeks to twelve years old. All program as Mini University meet the standards of the National Association of the Education of Young Children, Resources for Infant Educators, and the Ohio Department of Education.
Financial assistance may be available to you. Learn more.
If you have questions, please contact Mini University at (937) 775-4070 or check out the Mini University website.
Parking and Transportation
Yes, you can bring a car to campus. At Wright State everyone can have a car on campus—even freshmen.
Students can purchase parking permits online from your WINGS account. Freshman students will have an opportunity to purchase a parking pass after they register for classes. Learn more about Parking Services at Wright State.
Don't have a car? Don't worry, Wright State offers many options to get around to both on- and off-campus locations.
A campus shuttle is available for students daily. For a detailed list of shuttle times, stops, and pick up/drop off areas please visit the WSU Shuttle site or call (937) 775-5690.
RTA buses run from downtown Dayton to Wright State and from downtown to many other destinations. RTA passes and schedules are available at the Parking and Transportation Office in E138 Student Union. The RTA's phone number is (937) 226-1144 or visit the Greater Dayton RTA site.
The RTA bus that services the Wright State Dayton campus is #1.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is your on-campus health center which provides comparable services to those offered at a family practice setting. The staff includes nurse practitioners with prescription authority, a part-time physician for more serious problems, and RNs for minor illnesses, injuries and immunizations.
All registered students are eligible to use the services at the Student Health Center, however, third party insurance billing is not available. Students will receive a statement to submit to an outside insurance company if applicable.
Wright State students who wish to purchase Student Health Insurance can do so at the time of registration. Learn more about Student Health Insurance.
Residential Students and International Students are required to have a medical history form on file with Student Health Services. Please contact 937-775-2552 or visit Student Heath Services for more information and a printable form.
Student Legal Services
Student Legal Services can assist you in identifying and resolving legal problems with various issues, so those issues won't interfere with your education at Wright State University.
Student Legal Services provides three types of service:
The attorneys in this office will represent you in the local municipal court systems in civil, traffic, or misdemeanor criminal cases and are available five days a week to discuss legal issues.
Learn more about Student Legal Services.
University Center for International Education
The Mission of the University Center for International Education (UCIE) is to act as a catalyst for international education at Wright State University and facilitate an environment where students, faculty, and staff have increased opportunities to gain international understanding through learning and experience. The University Center for International Education seeks to achieve its mission by serving as the focal point of international education on Wright State’s campus by:
- Coordinating the efforts to recruit, admit, and advise international students and scholars and assist them in achieving academic and personal success.
- Promoting cross-cultural understanding by developing and coordinating exchange and study abroad opportunities for Wright State University students, faculty, and staff.
- Collaborating with academic departments and global partners to internationalize the curriculum and seek external funding to support new international initiatives.
The Office of Veterans Affairs is located in the Student Union, Room 244. Their primary mission is to help students obtain educational benefits for which they are eligible. The Certifying Official and veteran-student workers work closely with students to help them understand and successfully navigate this sometimes complex process involving multiple agencies.
Veterans Affairs helps students apply for the various GI Bills, maintain eligibility, and troubleshoot payment and other issues. The Certifying Official submits enrollment and tuition information to the VA Regional Processing Office and/or to the student's Vocational Rehabilitation counselor.
In addition, the Office of Veterans Affairs may serve as a central resource regarding other programs and resources available to veterans and military-connected students both on campus and in the surrounding community.
With questions please contact the Office of Veterans Affairs at (937) 775-5550.
Wright1 Card Center
The Wright1 Card is just that—the one and only card you will need on campus. With the Wright1 Card you can:
- Buy food at any of Wright State's dining facilities
- Make purchases at the bookstore
- Buy items from the vending machines
- Make copies at the copy machines and Wright Copy
- Use the washers and dryers in the residence halls
Since the Wright1 Card is also your student ID, you can use it to check out books and materials from the University Libraries and get free tickets to home Raider athletic events. Also, use your Wright1 Card for discounts at some area businesses, such as movie theaters.
In addition, if you have FLEX dollars you can use the card at several off campus locations like Tropical Smoothie, The College Store, Cousin Vinny's Pizza, Subway and many more.
Learn more about the Wright1 Card.