• A student studying in a biology lab.

    Academic success

    College Assistance Migrant Program participant German Diaz-Valdez working on an experiment in a biology lab.

  • Two students smiling and posing for a photo.

    Cultural enrichment

    College Assistance Migrant Program participants Ashley Torres and Mariela Contreras at a program-sponsored dinner and play night before heading to see the show "Les Misérables."

  • Students posing for a group photo in front of the WMU seal.

    Leadership development

    College Assistance Migrant Program participants and leaders on their way to the Hispanic Heritage Recognition Event and César E. Chávez Commemorative Dinner.

  • Two students posing inside a homecoming tent.

    Integration into campus life

    College Assistance Migrant Program participants Fernando Cruz and Stefany Tule attend the annual Latino Alumni Homecoming BBQ.

Welcome from the director

On behalf of Western Michigan University College Assistance Migrant Program (WMU CAMP), I’d like to welcome you to the University and our program! We are excited to have you as a prospective student and know you will find a great place to thrive here. Our goal is to support you and your family as you transition into college and throughout your first year.

I know first-hand of the challenges you might encounter because I was once a migrant and first-generation college student who took the opportunity of attending college as part of CAMP. I did not go to and through college alone. I had a community of family, friends, teachers, mentors, and programs guiding me along the way. As such, we here at WMU CAMP are committed to your academic success.

Our CAMP team is here to advocate, support, and empower you through your journey. Please take advantage of our services! We are happy to chat with you or answer any questions to assist in your decision-making process. Also, be sure to browse our website and join our closed Facebook group once admitted to keep up with upcoming deadlines and information. I hope to have the honor of working with you in the near future!

Best regards, 

Liliana Salas, MSW

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's College Assistance Migrant Program; however, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education and should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.