ODI - Vision StatementODI - Mission Statement
The WMU Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LBGT) Student Services is seeking participants in our OUT at WMU - Faces of Pride poster campaign. The poster will feature individuals from our campus community who self-identify as part of the LBGT and ally community. Through visibility we are able to celebrate the diversity that exists in our community and educate our campus about the importance of LBGT-inclusion. Please forward this to any interested student, faculty, or staff. Allies are welcome and encouraged to participate in this poster campaign to show their role in and support of our vibrant LBGT and ally community here at Western.
To participate in a future poster, individuals are asked to complete the following form: http://goo.gl/le2XR
The responses and photos collected will be incorporated as part of our OUT at WMU - Faces of Pride poster to be distributed around campus during our Day of Silence, Week of Action in mid-April.
For additional information, please contact Coordinator of LBGT Student Services, Jen Hsu at email@example.com.
Video from the the 2nd Annual
Excellence in Diversity Awards
is available on our Resources page.
Office of Diversity & Inclusion Vision
WMU recognizes that diversity and multiculturalism are essential for university administrators, faculty, staff members, students, alumni, and community partners to reach their unique potential in the areas of intellectual, personal, social, and cultural development in a fully engaged, enlightened community. Therefore, the University has a responsibility to encourage the exploration of the cultures and life experiences that are available on campus and in communities near and far, for cultural diversity makes sense only within a framework that enables equitable treatment of all in a community.
Office of Diversity & Inclusion Mission
WMU will be a leader in the area of diversity and multiculturalism by fostering an environment where diversity in all of its forms is investigated, explained, practiced, celebrated, affirmed, and vigorously pursued. WMU envisions an academic community that affirms the dignity, value, and uniqueness of each person. We intent to aggressively pursue the recruitment, retention, and/or promotion of a more diverse administration, staff, faculty and student body. Moreover, WMU aims to ensure that the campus climate is welcoming and affirming for all persons by addressing the causes and sources of structural inequalities and changing the decision-making processes that prevent “genuine participation” of all university constituents.