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Winston-Salem State University creates and sustains an intellectual, collegial, and diverse community that treasures its history, provides a supportive and safe environment, encourages the free exchange of ideas, and instills a great sense of culture and pride within the University.

The Office of Campus Life, within the Division of Student Affairs, is a partner in the educational process and mission of the university. The essential goals of the Office of Campus Life are to improve the quality of life within the Ram community and provide quality out-of-class experiences to compliment what students learn in class. Campus Life:

  • offers services and programs that entertain, educate, and enlighten our students, faculty, and staff
  • seeks to provide exciting programs and activities that allow for positive and constructive use of leisure time
  • engages students in active learning and encourages scholarship
  • prepares students for leadership roles within the University and future work/community settings
  • enhances the educational environment by promoting, educating, and facilitating campus-wide understanding of students' rights responsibilities, and freedoms

Campus Life Departments

  • Campus Activities Board
  • Career Development Services
  • Cleon F. Thompson, Jr. Student Service Center (Union)
  • Greek Life
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Student Activities (NACA, APCA, NASAP Member)
    • Extensive Black History and Women's Month Programming
    • Celebrity concerts and comedy shows
    • Powerful lectures by world renown speakers
    • Student organization participation (over 100 to choose from)
    • Greek Life
  • Student Conduct
  • Student Government Association
  • University Recreation (NIRSA Member)
    • Intense intramural and extramural competition/Club sports
    • Outdoor Adventure Series
      • Skiing, White Water Rafting, Deep Sea Fishing, horseback riding
    • Game room competitions
    • Video gaming, billiards, ping pong, cards, etc.
    • Bowling and Skate Nights
    • 3 fitness centers
    • Group exercise classes
    • Palates, kickboxing, aerobics, kettle bell training, circuit training, etc.
    • Nutrition workshops and personal training
  • Wellness Center


  • Thompson Student Center (ACUI Member)
  • Whitaker Outdoor Recreation Courts (WORC)
  • Whitaker Gym/Pool/Tennis Courts
  • New Student Activity Center (development underway)

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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