For the past four years, a group of faculty, staff, and administrators from various WMU units including Africana Studies, Division of Multicultural Affairs, Education, Intercollegiate Athletics, Literacy Studies, Mathematics, Nursing, Public Safety, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology has been working together to address diversity, social justice, and inclusion at WMU. The goal of LDSI is to make recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, students, and administrators viable by working to transform decision-making at WMU into a more equitable process. For more information, please download flyer or contact Dr. Yvette D. Hyter.
Video from 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.