The Office of LBGT Student Services offers support, education and advocacy around issues of gender identity/expression and sexual orientation to the WMU community. We collaborate with student organizations, university departments and local organizations to provide our campus community with access to healthy resources, activities, and support services.

Diversity at Western Michigan University encompasses inclusion, acceptance, respect and empowerment. This means understanding that each individual is unique and that our commonalities and differences make the contributions we have to offer all the more valuable. Diversity includes the dimensions of race, ethnicity, and national and regional origins; sex, gender identity and sexual orientation; socioeconomic status, age, physical attributes and abilities; and religious, political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices.

Gender-inclusive bathroom and facilities

Gender inclusive bathrooms are available in various locations across campus. A map of unisex, single-stall and gender neutral bathrooms can be found here.

Upcoming events and announcements

WMU launches preferred name policy 

Western Michigan University recognizes that some students use first names other than their legal names to identify themselves. As an inclusive and diverse community, WMU allows students to use a preferred first name different than their legal name for certain purposes and records in the course of university business, communication, and education.

For more information on how to indicate a preferred name and where it will appear visit the registrar's website.

5th Annual Bowling Extravaganza Event

Join us May 22, 2016 for the fifth annual Bowling Extravaganza event. Since 2012, the Bowling Extravaganza event has raised over $10,000 to support Kalamazoo Pride and LBGT student scholarships at Western Michigan University. This collaborative event has helped us support students right here at Western Michigan University. Join us bowling, raffles, prizes, food, and fun at this family-friendly event!

Preregister as a team or individual to bowl!


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4th Annual Lavender Graduation and Awards Ceremony

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony hosted at universities around the country to celebrate the achievements of LGBTQIA+ students and their allies. Students are recognized for their leadership, success, and achievement. This is also an opportunity to recognize faculty, staff, and/or WMU groups who have made a significant contribution to the LGBTQIA+ community at WMU.

The Lavender Graduation planning committee invites all students, employees, families and friends to join us in celebrating our graduates and award winners, no RSVP necessary for guests.  

Wednesday, April 20 | Fetzer Center rooms 1040/1050 | 6-8 p.m

Be a part of the 2016 Out at WMU Faces of Pride Poster!

click here to participate in the 2016 poster



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