A diverse group of WMU students pose for an outdoor photo

Diversity and Inclusion

We’re creating a campus community where everyone feels valued, included and supported.

  • Top 80 colleges for diversity

    Insight into Diversity

  • #1 choice for Kalamazoo Promise Scholars among 4-year colleges and universities


  • Student diversity: 23% minority, 8% international, 101 countries represented

  • A student ambassador walks main campus with a diverse group of middle school students

    Preparing young students

    Bronco BUDS gives Kalamazoo sixth graders a glimpse of college life and an introduction to Kalamazoo Promise scholarship opportunities.

  • WMU student Osman Koroma exercising outdoors by running Western's track with an assistant

    Upholding inclusivity and caring

    I’ve always been drawn to Western’s community. You can really feel how people care about and support each other. It’s just perfect.

    Osman Koroma, creative writing student with a visual impairment

  • A migrant student contemplates his work at a table with lab equipment

    Supporting migrant students

    I know first-hand the challenges of being a migrant college student. WMU gave me a community of friends, mentors and programs to guide me along the way.

    Liliana Salas, MSW, Director, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

  • A diverse group of students walking outdoors on main campus

    Ensuring future diversity

    Programs like the MLK Academy are the greatest investment a university can make to ensure kids reach their potential.

    Dr. Roger Pullman, B.A. '66