Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services
ODI - Vision StatementODI - Mission Statement
This educational program describes the basics about being an ally to lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender (LBGT) students. Participants receive information on practical strategies for addressing homophobia; learn ways to support students who are “coming out”; 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 or a button 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.
The Safe on Campus Training is a 3-hour training and is available each semester to all faculty, students and staff. Additional trainings may be requested for groups of 10 or more by contact email@example.com
Our fall semester Safe on Campus training will take place Friday, October 11 from 1-4pm in the Multicultural Center in Trimpe. Click here to register!
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.