Institutional Equity

Office mission

The Office of Institutional Equity promotes an environment of equal opportunity, equity, access, and excellence for all members of the University community, and provides compliance oversight regarding applicable laws, regulations, and policies to ensure a welcoming, safe, civil, and inclusive environment.

Office vision

A university community free from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and incivility where all members are valued, supported, and afforded equitable access to participate, succeed, and strive for excellence.

WMU equal opportunity statement

Western Michigan University, an equal opportunity employer, complies with applicable federal and state laws and University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment.

WMU nondiscrimination policy

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment opportunity, University facility access, or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status. (Revised April 2006)

If you would like to speak to an institutional equity staff member, please call (269) 387-6316.