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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 Purchasing Services by email at


Vendors interested in participating in WSSU Homecoming events, please direct all vendor inquiries to the below:
Homecoming Vendor Application

Vendor Forms and Information