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Pride Alumni Association Homecoming Weekend

The new WMU Pride Alumni Association, affiliated with the WMU Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services, invites alumni to celebrate the diversity of WMU during Homecoming weekend. On Friday, Oct. 11, join us for an evening dessert reception, participate in the pep rally and then gather at 411/Metro. Then on Saturday, Oct. 12, stop by the official homecoming tent and join the Pride Alumni Association at the football game.


The mission of the Pride Alumni Association of Western Michigan University is to constitute a forum in which to exchange ideas, support the university and strengthen the role of the LBGTQA (Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer, and Ally) community at Western Michigan University. As a forum, we commit to acting from a broader context of social justice that recognizes the dynamics of intersecting identities and actively resists the oppression of all people.

Real Talk Series Click here to RSVP for the Real Talk Diversity Series

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.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Transgender Student Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5363 USA
(269) 387-2123 | (269) 387-2554 Fax