About the office

Mission Statement

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) protects the University's academic integrity and constitutional autonomy.  We represent the University and its officers, faculty and staff in legal concerns affecting the University, facilitate transactions, and provide advice and representation to help the Board, President, administrators, faculty and staff achieve the University's goals in teaching, research and service.

Use Of This website

The OGC has created this website to allow members of Wayne State University’s community to become more familiar with our office, its functions and operations, and to inform members of the WSU community of legal matters of importance to them in their role as faculty, staff or students of the University. 

There are many legal issues that intersect with the day-to-day activities of faculty, administration and staff members. Click on Policies in the headings in the box to the left to see a list of a few of the many policies and legal concerns that may impact your work. Each heading links to additional information and resources.