Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services
ODI - Vision StatementODI - Mission Statement
Harassment Report Assistance
When a WMU student experiences harassment based on his/her perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, a report can be filed with our office. The Coordinator is available to WMU students and their advocates who desire the information and resources to formally report such incidents to the proper authorities. This is strongly encouraged. Those who do not wish to make a formal report may, nevertheless, inform LBGT Student Services of the incident so that we can more accurately track the frequency of this form of campus violence. You can now use our confidential online reporting system for any incident. The online form allows you to report any incident of harassment or bias, anonymously or with contact information so that the LBGT Coordinator can follow up with you. It is important that we are able to track any sort of harassment or bias on campus.
Many opportunities are available to assist with efforts of the LBGT office. These include but are not limited to: staffing tables at resource fairs, creating displays, organizing the Lending Library, compiling email newsletters, and helping with other projects. Contact the Coordinator to volunteer!
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.