Wilson-Short Hall

Three Arts & Sciences academic units call this historic building home:
The Department of Sociology
– The Department of History
– The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology 

Now you know…

  • Except for its unique grand entry to the second floor, Wilson-Short is a twin of Carpenter Hall.
  • Completed in 1920, it was originally named for James Wilson, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1897–1913.  
  • The building was rededicated as Wilson-Short Hall in 2009 in recognition of James Short, a long-time WSU faculty member & a trail-blazing sociologist who was among the first to study urban gang behavior
Wilson-Short Hall.
Wilson-Short Hall’s grand entry faces the CUB.