Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) is bound by a code of ethics. All vendors should review the content below to understand how to work with WSSU as a vendor.

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) Code of Ethics

  • Give first consideration to the objectives and policies of the Winston-Salem State University.
  • Strive to obtain the maximum value for each dollar of expenditure.
  • Decline personal gifts or gratuities.
  • Grant all competitive suppliers equal consideration insofar as state or federal statute and institutional policy permit.
  • Conduct business with potential and current suppliers in an atmosphere of good faith, devoid of intentional misrepresentation.
  • Demand honesty in sales representation whether offered through the medium of a verbal or written statement, an advertisement, or a sample of the product.
  • Receive consent of originator of proprietary ideas and designs before using them for competitive purchasing purposes.
  • Make every reasonable effort to negotiate an equitable and mutually agreeable settlement of any controversy with a supplier; and/or be willing to submit any major controversies to arbitration or other third party review, insofar as the established policies of the university permit.
  • Afford a prompt and courteous reception insofar as conditions permit to all who call on legitimate business missions.
  • Cooperate with trade, industrial and professional associations, and with governmental and private agencies for the purposes of promoting and developing sound business methods.
  • Foster fair, ethical and legal trade practices.

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

Thank you for your interest. We sincerely hope you will have an opportunity to work with us in establishing a sound business relationship that provides for the highest quality of goods and services delivered to the University at a fair and reasonable price. It is our goal to ensure that all HUB Contractors have an opportunity to participate on projects at Winston-Salem State University. We need your involvement to reach that goal successfully.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Brenda Fulmore, Director of Supplier Diversity, by phone 1-336-750-8834, fax 1-336-750-2066, or e-mail fulmoreb@wssu.edu.