The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is a resource for all WMU faculty, staff, and students. We offer a number of programs to the WMU community on various topics including but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religious tolerance. Our available programs include:

  • Real Talk Diversity Series (includes awareness building programs, discussions, and workshops)
  • Safe on Campus Training
  • Gender Identity Training
  • Disability Film Series

We can work with individual faculty, staff, and students or with departments and registered student organizations to provide:

  • One-on-One Consultations
  • Classroom Presentations or Workshops
  • Department Meeting Presentations or Workshops
  • RSO Meeting Presentations or Workshops
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Real Talk Series

Video from 2nd Annual
Excellence in Diversity Awards
is available on our Resources page.


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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.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
1003 Trimpe Building
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5405 USA
Phone: (269) 387-6313 | Fax: (269) 387-6331