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Finding Your Community

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Who’s in your Bronco herd?

Each year, Western attracts students from across the country and around the globe. Our students come from all different backgrounds and bring an infinite number of interests and perspectives, so it is only a matter of time before you find your own herd within Bronco Nation.

Need help? The Office of Student Engagement is here to support you during your discovery process. We oversee campus programming and student organizations, and we're focused on helping you become an engaged member of the community, providing the resources to empower you to lead and thrive at WMU. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Multicultural Affairs for Students

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Multicultural Affairs for Students

Discover and develop your talents, interests and unique potential. Multicultural Affairs for Students engages students in discovery and learning experiences that facilitate academic success and participation in a multicultural world.

Haenicke Institute for Global Education

Haenicke Institute for Global Education

With a long history of international involvement, WMU currently enrolls more than 2,100 international students representing nearly 100 countries (fall 2022 enrollment). The Haenicke Institute for Global Education (HIGE) offers a variety of program options that support and bring international students, faculty and professionals to Western.

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LBGT Student Services

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LBGT Student Services

We help ensure the campus climate at WMU is one that affirms and supports the academic and personal development of all students inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Looking for gender-inclusive housing? We support a Living Learning Community located in Britton Hall, the Spectrum House, where students of all gender identities and sexual orientations, including or inclusive of allies, can live and learn together.

Athletics

Athletics

Whether you're part of a team or cheering from the sidelines, our NCAA Division I Athletics programs are an active part of the WMU community. Interested in something less competitive? Be sure to check out our intramural and club sports options.

Kanley Chapel

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Kanley Chapel

No matter your religious background, you will find a welcoming spiritual home at our interfaith facility.

Greek life

Fraternities and sororities

The fraternity and sorority community is focused on academic achievement, leadership development, community engagement and lifelong membership. As a member, you will be empowered by our values and standards that complement and enhance your educational experience.

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Military and Veterans Affairs

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Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

If you are a veteran, service member or family member of a veteran, you have access to guidance and mentorship in a variety of areas, including academic support, benefit support and answers to questions regarding WMU, Veterans Administration and the campus community.

Western Student Association

Western Student Association 

As a member of WMU’s student government, you will not only be involved in voting on issues that affect your fellow students, but you will be responsible for representing the needs of enrolled students to administration.

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