Western Michigan University is a learner-centered, research university, building intellectual inquiry and discovery into undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in a way that fosters knowledge and innovation and transforms wisdom into action. As a public university, WMU provides leadership in teaching, research, learning, and service, and is committed to enhancing the future of our global citizenry.

This is in part WMU's mission and vision. Because of these values, all individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and civil manner in the University setting as well as in the community. Responsibility for fulfilling the obligations of the code of honor is shared by the students, faculty and every other member of the University community. These values include:

  • Academic honesty
  • Ethical conduct
  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Personal responsibility
  • Respect for others
  • Trustworthiness

Continuity of Services Update March 31, 2020:

By now, you have received multiple communications from President Montgomery and our Provost, Dr. Jennifer Bott, regarding the university’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. WMU remains open and the Office of Student Conduct is here to support you. Our office remains available to answer your questions and support you Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  In alignment with courses being offered through distance education for the remainder of the semester, the Office of Student Conduct will continue to offer services from a distance as our staff works remotely during this time. We are providing all services at a distance via email, phone and video (with WebEx being our primary method for student meetings).


To request assistance, you may call our office at (269) 387-2160 or use the contact information on the directory page to e-mail the appropriate staff member directly.  During this time, phone is the most effective way for us to connect with you as we will have staff checking the voicemail and returning calls regularly throughout the day. Please note that we will respond to your emails and phone calls as soon as possible.

Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!