WMU News

Celebration welcomes LBGT students

Sept. 1, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services holds its "Fall Welcome Celebration" at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sep. 10, in WMU's Ackley-Shilling Residence Hall.

The event, now in its second year, is free and open to the public. It will feature a resource fair from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. that will spotlight LBGT-related services and agencies available at WMU and in the Kalamazoo area. There also will be a community social from 6:30 to 8 p.m., during which attendees can "Guess the Straight Faculty Panel" and perform music or read poetry at an open microphone.

The fall celebration is designed to welcome new and returning LBGT students and their student allies to the WMU campus, familiarize them with the resources and support available to them, and help them connect with LBGT and LBGT-friendly members of the campus and local communities. The more connections undergraduate and graduate students are able to make during their first weeks at school, the more likely they are to have a successful college career, according to LBGT Student Services.

For more information, contact Bonnie Benson, coordinator of LBGT Student Services, at (269) 387-2123 or <lbgt-coordinator@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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