|School Name:||Winston-Salem State University|
|Location:||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Arena:||Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Annex|
|Head coach:||Bobby Collins|
Winston-Salem State University is a four-year public, coeducational, research university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was established by Dr. Simon Green Atkins in 1892. It is a historically Black university.
Chartered by the state of North Carolina in 1897 as Slater Industrial and State Normal School. Renamed Winston-Salem Teachers College in 1925 and became the first African American institution in the United States to grant degrees in elementary teacher education. The name was Changed to Winston-Salem State University in 1969. Winston-Salem State University was merged into the University of North Carolina system in 1972. It is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.
Winston-Salem State enrolls 5,567 students, employs over 200 staff members. The campus covers 110 acres.
- Cleo Hill - First person from CIAA to be drafted in the first round of the National Basketball Association; selected by the St. Louis Hawks (now the Atlanta Hawks) in 1961.
- Earl "the Pearl" Monroe - National Basketball Association player for Baltimore Bullets (now the Washington Wizards) and New York Knicks.
The Winston-Salem State Rams were a member of the Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference from 2007 to 2010.