LBGT Student Services

Our Commitment

The Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LBGT) Student Services is committed to promoting an open and affirming environment inclusive of the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity on campus. We seek to operationalize our commitment through support, advocacy, and education at Western Michigan University.

For our online bias reporting form, click here. All submissions are confidential and can be submitted anonymously.

Announcements and Events

 

SpeakOUT! Speakers Bureau Panelist Training

Learn to tell your story and make a difference on campus! By sharing our coming out stories we are able to make connections, break down stereotypes, educate students and continue to make our community a more welcoming place for LBGT and ally people.

Saturday, January 31, 2015
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Multicultural Center
Trimpe Building

Register for SpeakOUT! Speakers Bureau Panelist Training

All LBGTQ and ally persons are welcome and encouraged to serve as panelists and participate in our panelist training!

Out at WMU Faces of Pride

Are you a current WMU student, faculty or staff? Complete the following form to be considered for the 2015 OUT at WMU - Faces of Pride poster campaign. The poster will feature individuals from our campus community who self-identify as part of the lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and ally (LBGTA) community. Through visibility we are able to celebrate the diversity that exists in our community and educate our campus about the importance of LBGTA-inclusion.

We seek to compose a poster that reflects the diversity of our campus community. Participants will be selected based on available space, diversity of identities and university roles. Participant form submissions will be accepted through March 31 or until the poster is full.

Click here for the participant form submission

Safe on Campus Training

Celebrate the Day of Silence, Week of Action with us!

Participants receive information on practical strategies to support LBGT people who are coming out, explore the complexities of sex, gender, and sexual orientation, and gain an understanding of respectful language use. Participants may choose to become members of the Safe On Campus (SOC) program by signing a pledge of support for LBGT people. SOC members are given a door sign to display in their campus living or work place. This indicates the space is safe for LBGT persons to discuss their concerns. SOC facilitators may be invited to residence halls, student organizations, and classrooms. Membership is always optional.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
1 - 4 p.m.
Multicultural Center
Trimpe Building

Register for Safe on Campus Training

 

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Video from the the 2nd Annual
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Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Transgender Student Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5363 USA
(269) 387-2123 | (269) 387-2554 Fax
lbgt-coordinator@wmich.edu