Wright State University also offers many intellectual and recreational resources that would be of great benefit and interest to visitors and scholars from other countries.
ESL Classes. Wright State offers two programs for English as a Second Language (ESL). The Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes (LEAP) program helps international students learn the language skills necessary for both the academic and professional worlds. There is also a college-ready ESL program with classes in basic English writing, college preparatory writing, and advanced academic writing. Besides the ESL writing courses, there is a speaking skills course that helps students improve their pronunciation and gain better fluency and understanding of academic speech.
Multicultural Centers. Wright State University has three special centers that celebrate the diversity on 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 to students. Student organizations such as Black Men on the Move, Black Women Striving Forward, and the McLin Scholars Association offer peer support. The Women's Center serves as an information clearinghouse on women's issues and services, fostering greater ties between women at Wright State and women in the community. The Women's Center promotes gender equity through educational programs and activities that honor the roles, contributions, and experiences of all women, and accommodates meetings, workshops, and other small group gatherings that address the concerns and interests of women on campus. The Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center (AHNA) supports the academic, social, and cultural needs of Asian, Hispanic, and Native American students, faculty, and staff at Wright State. It is also an informational resource center, offering guest speakers, workshops, film series, and celebrations to create an appreciation and understanding of the diverse Asian, Hispanic, and Native American cultures within the community.
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. In addition, the Dunbar Library houses one of the largest collections of the Wright brothers' papers and memorabilia, as well as a U.S. Patents and Trademarks Depository Collection, an African American collection, and congressional papers documenting the contributions of two former U.S. congressmen.
Exercise and Fitness. At Wright State, it is easy to stay fit and enjoy recreational activities through the Office of Campus Recreation (or "CREC"). CREC offers intramural sports, including some wheelchair team sports, as well as outdoor recreational activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, and backpacking. The University's Student Union has a state-of-the-art exercise and fitness facility where students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors keep in shape. Other recreational facilities are available to students at the Wright State University Nutter Center.
Athletic Competition. Wright State offers 16 intercollegiate athletic programs, with student-athletes bringing the thrill of competition to the courts and fields on campus and at out-of-town venues. Men's and women's basketball is a favorite at the Wright State University Nutter Center, but visitors can also enjoy the competition of students in baseball and softball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track, and volleyball.
Theater, 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, located on 173 acres on the north shore of Grand Lake St. Marys about 97 km. (60 miles) north of Dayton, is Wright State University's branch campus. This smaller campus offers associate and pre-baccalaureate degrees, and limited baccalaureate and master's degree programs to the residents of west central Ohio.
Dayton Council on World Affairs. Wright State University recently signed a partnership with the Dayton Council on World Affairs (DCOWA). The University's Center for International Education 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.