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Winston-Salem State University urges all members of the campus community to build up their resilience to be successful academically, socially, emotionally, and financially. Being resilient helps people to thrive and prosper in all areas of their lives.  

Thanks to a large grant from the UNC System the university has created the WSSU RESILIENCE Program which will offer workshops, courses, discussions, one-on-one interactions, trainings, as well as enable WSSU to host a national conference on our campus. All members of the campus community—students, faculty, and staff—are invited to engage in these empowering events.

  • Tap into your creativity.
  • Face adversity.
  • Speak up against injustice.
  • Learn from failure.
  • Use your emotional intelligence.
  • Overcome obstacles.
  • Make healthy decisions.
  • Advocate for yourself and others.

Please plan to join us for these workshops, presentations, and trainings throughout the year. Also, please mark your calendar to attend the national Academic Resilience Consortium Conference from April 3-5, 2024, on the campus of WSSU.

The Academic Resilience Consortium (ARC) states that “academic resilience can be broadly defined in terms of capacities such as persistence, creativity, emotional intelligence, grit, thriving, cognitive flexibility, agency, flourishing, adaptation, addressing social justice and equity, learning from failure and success, and overcoming adversity.”