• 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.

  • A group of students standing in front of a local landmark holding a WMU flag.

    Study abroad experience

    College Assistance Migrant Program 2014-15 cohort showing their Bronco pride in Querétaro, Mexico.

In alignment with WMU's Safe Return Plan, each program in Multicultural Affairs for Students prepares for the resumption of student-facing services and in-person operations beginning Monday, Aug. 17. Please note that our daily office hours will be different from previous semesters'. In an effort to reduce the risks of exposure to and spread of COVID-19, some of our staff members will be working remotely and all in-person meetings will strictly be by appointment only. 

Students and employees must complete a daily health screening prior to coming to campus. The health survey can be found in GoWMU. Log in and you will see the survey in a section titled "COVID-19 Information." Please do not bring a companion with you to your appointment unless required for safety, legal, or medical reasons.

Our office hours in Ellsworth Hall will be Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. While there will be a staff member on the floor to provide support and services during those hours, the floor will not be open to those without an appointment. Please go to room 2310 (copy room) to check in when you arrive, before entering the floor. To schedule an appointment, please call (269) 387-4420 or contact our staff members directly. Use the Contact Us form to send us a general inquiry email. Please know that there may be a somewhat of a delay in responses, but you will hear from us.

Note that masks are required in indoor spaces and outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible and you must wear a mask inside public spaces whenever you are not alone, per the WMU Facial Covering (Mask) Policy. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the current public health situation. Keep up-to-date on the University's response to COVID-19 on the WMU's COVID-19 Response website. 

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!

Liliana Salas, MSW
Director

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. 

Spotlight

We are excited to announce that WMU CAMP was selected as one of three recipients for this year's Excellence in Diversity Award! We would like to congratulate the Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Future Teachers of Color registered student organization who were also chosen for this award. Special thanks to all of our scholars as well as campus and community supporters.

Safety procedures

Please report any suspected or alleged instances of wrongdoing or misconduct or concerns about inappropriate service provisions and practices by any program staff to the program director at (269) 387-3374 or to the director of Multicultural Affairs for Students using the Student Complaint Form. In case of a medical emergency or an immediate threat to your personal safety, call 911. For non-emergencies, call WMU's Department of Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.

For detailed policies and procedures on what to do in case emergency occurs while you are on campus, refer to WMU emergency procedures

The WMU Hotline at (269) 387-1001 and the University's home page are WMU's official sources for information on WMU closings due to weather or campus emergencies.

WMU nondiscrimination statement

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment, University facility access, or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status.