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    Winston-Salem State University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019

Academic and Student Support Services


Enrollment Management and Academic Services

 

Undergraduate Admissions Office

The Undergraduate Admissions Office, located in the Anderson Center, receives, screens and processes applications from all individuals seeking admittance to the university. In addition, staff provides pertinent information to prospective undergraduate students, sets recruitment activities, and provides additional support specific to the recruitment and enrollment process for undergraduate students. https://www.wssu.edu/admissions/index.html

 

Registrar’s Office

The general functions of this office, located in the Thompson Center, include the compilation, evaluation, retention, and certification of students’ academic records. Staff members prepare and issue transcripts, counsel and certify veterans, supervise the registration of all students, and process applications of former students seeking to be readmitted to the university. https://www.wssu.edu/admissions/registrar/index.html

C.G. O’Kelly Library

The library supports and enhances all university programs by offering a relevant, diverse, current local collection and by providing access to other resources via inter library loan and various electronic services. Information requirements of distant users are met. The staff instructs and assists users with all aspects of library services to foster and instill life-long learning. A readily accessible computerized index is maintained of all library holdings and other appropriate records. Sufficient auxiliary services and equipment are maintained at all times to respond to user needs. The staff strives to preserve resources and provide for archiving of university records and related documents.

A variety of research services are provided to individuals, small groups and classes to acquaint patrons with how to effectively use the resources included in the collection. Basic techniques on developing research strategies are provided through online tutorials, individual and small group sessions. Faculty members can schedule classes for instruction relevant to specific subject literature. Individuals and small groups are given point of use instruction upon request.  Please see https://www.wssu.edu/academics/cg-okelly-library/index.html for a full list of services.

 

Diggs Gallery

We invite you to discover the rich array of exhibitions, programs and services featured on this site. As a growing university with almost 6,000 students, Winston-Salem State University is not only home to a fine department of visual arts and a world-class collection of public art by artists such as John Biggers, Mel Edwards, Beverly Buchanan and Tyrone Mitchell, it is also home to one of the South’s leading showcases dedicated to African and African-American art. In fact, in 2007 the gallery was identified as one of the top 10 African American galleries in the nation. We were also identified by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s best regional facilities for exploring contemporary African art.  Please see https://www.wssu.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/college-of-arts-sciences-business-education/arts-humanities/diggs-gallery/index.html for full details.

The Virginia K. Newell Academic Computer Center

The hub of computing activities serving the academic programs at WSSU is the V. K. Newell Academic Computer Center, located on the lower level of the Computer Science Facility. The computer complex is a major resource for instructional activities and provides university-wide computing support for research, academic work, and computer skills development. The Academic Computer Center is an open facility which supports the entire university student community. The computers are connected to the campus network as well as to the Internet and students can use the facility for general computing activities 24 hours a day, seven days a week during academic sessions.

Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs (OIP) provides you a window on the increasingly interdependent and complementary lives of individuals and communities globally and locally. OIP is committed to providing you access to unparalleled learning experiences abroad and at home. We will work with you to ensure that you depart from Winston-Salem State University equipped with the skills and awareness for a fulfilling global citizenship that others will seek to emulate.  Please see https://www.wssu.edu/academics/student-programs/international-programs/index.html for details.

The News Argus

The University newspaper, edited by students, provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn and practice newspaper techniques. For more information, see Journalism Lab, Department of Communication Studies.

WSNC-FM 90.5

A National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate is an educational radio station duly licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It operates under the auspices of the Department of Mass Communications. Although other faculty, staff students, and community members are involved in its operation, the primary staff is made up of majors within the department.

RAM TV

Television facilities include a color studio with state-of-the art equipment. Students are involved in a number of television productions in and out of the studio and in the development of television programming for local media use.

 

Student Support Services

University College and Lifelong Learning: University College and Lifelong Learning (UCaLL) – the home of student success at WSSU. Whether introducing new students into Ram life, assisting students in navigating their chosen academic pathway through advising, or enhancing the critical thinking skills of our students through tutoring services, UCaLL is dedicated to helping all WSSU students reach their full collegiate potential.  UCaLL offers a variety of services including academic advising, a writing center, a student success center, tutoring, testing, as well as class deans.  For a full listing of services, please visit https://www.wssu.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/university-college-and-lifelong-learning/index.html

Career Development Services

Career Development Services (CDS) works with students during all phases of the career development process. Career Development Services offers a full range of resources and services to assist you in developing the necessary strategies and skills which will distinguish you as a professional. CDS staff members want to help you learn about your skills and interests, and articulate them confidently in resumes, cover letters, interviews, and personal statements; identify and explore career options that you might pursue; and implement an effective strategy to attain your desired career outcomes.  Please see https://www.wssu.edu/student-life/career-development-services/index.html for full details.

Counseling Center

The Winston-Salem State University Counseling Center offers a range of counseling and mental health services to the University campus. If you are a student, you may be interested in individual, group or couples counseling. Please see https://www.wssu.edu/student-life/wellness-center/counseling-center/index.html for full services.

 

STUDENT LIFE

Housing and Residence Life

Attending WSSU is an investment in your future, both professionally and personally. Reaching your full potential takes place not only in the classroom but also in your residence hall. Your residence hall is one of the main places where you can forge life-long friendships, participate in learning opportunities, engage deeply in your studies, and increase your chances for a fun and successful college experience.  Please see https://www.wssu.edu/student-life/housing-and-residence-life/index.html for full details.

 

Student Health Center

The mission of Winston-Salem State University’s A. H. Ray Student Health Service is to meet the health needs of the student community. We encourage and reinforce positive health behaviors and the optimum wellness of each student by promoting “Healthy Rams for Life!” Our goal for each student’s health and elbowing is accomplished through excellence in health care provision, health education and programs offered. This holistic approach is intended to prevent and minimize interruption of a student’s matriculation due to health related issues and is also intended to enable students to choose to live healthy and productive lives now and after graduation. For a full list of services, please see https://www.wssu.edu/student-life/wellness-center/student-health-center/index.html

 

Student Services Facilities

University Bookstore

The university bookstore is located on the first floor of the Cleon F. Thompson, Jr. Center. Textbooks, manuals, paperbacks, school supplies, clothing, jewelry, and novelties are available to staff, students, and faculty members at reasonable rates.  For more information, please go to the website.

Post Office

A branch post office is located on the ground floor of the Cleon F. Thompson, Jr. Center. The post office provides approximately 3,000 mailboxes and other postal services for students, faculty, and staff.