Wright State University offers many intellectual and recreational resources that would benefit and interest visitors and scholars from other countries.
ESL Classes. Wright State offers three programs for English as a Second Language (ESL):
- The Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes (LEAP) program helps international students learn necessary language skills
- The college-ready ESL program offers classes for basic English writing as well as college preparatory and advanced academic writing.
- The speaking skills course helps students improve pronunciation, fluency, and understanding of academic speech.
Multicultural Centers. Wright State has three special centers that celebrate the diversity of its campus:
- The Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center celebrates the African American experience through programs, activities, and forums. The Bolinga Center also provides academic and personal support. Peer support comes from student organizations such as Black Men on the Move, Black Women Striving Forward, and the McLin Scholars Association.
- The Women’s Center serves as an information clearinghouse on women’s issues and services and promotes gender equity through educational programs and activities, meetings, workshops, and small group gatherings.
- The Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center supports the academic, social, and cultural needs of these members of the Wright State family. This informational resource offers guest speakers, workshops, film series, and celebrations.
Libraries. The University Libraries are linked through the OhioLINK system and internet to holdings of other major academic libraries in Ohio and databases for electronic research. The Dunbar Library houses one of the largest collections of Wright brothers papers and memorabilia as well as a U.S. Patents and Trademarks Depository Collection and an African American collection.
Exercise and Fitness. The Office of Campus Recreation offers intramural sports, including wheelchair team sports, as well as outdoor recreational activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, and backpacking. The Student Union has a state-of-the-art exercise and fitness facility, and other recreational facilities are available at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
Athletic Competition. Wright State offers 16 intercollegiate athletic programs. Men’s and women’s basketball is a favorite at the Nutter Center, but visitors can also enjoy the competition of students in baseball, softball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and volleyball.
Theatre, Art, Music, Dance. Wright State offers widely acclaimed theatre productions, dance performances, and fine arts exhibitions. Students in the theatre, art, music, and dance programs at Wright State learn as they display their creativity and talent for the enjoyment of local and visiting audiences.
Lake Campus. The Wright State University–Lake Campus, is located on the north shore of Grand Lake St. Marys, about 97 kilometers (60 miles) north of Dayton. Wright State’s branch campus offers a variety of degree programs.
Dayton Council on World Affairs. Wright State University has signed a partnership with the Dayton Council on World Affairs (DCOWA). The UCIE now serves as the host institution for DCOWA. Together, Wright State and DCOWA plan and coordinate international education programs and visits in the greater Dayton region.
Please take a look at a brochure from "The Welcome Club",
a project of the WSU Retirees Association.