Western Michigan University holds the following as institutional values: diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Our collective aim is to create a community where all may belong, and all may learn. These core values of the institution must be clearly articulated to ensure a shared understanding of what these values mean to us as a community. These values will demonstrate our policies, instruction, research, hiring, student engagement, and our ethos. We see these values as the foundation of our mission statement:

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.

If you are struggling to have consistent Wi-Fi access please go to the WMU Help Hub which has a list of resources for free to low-cost internet service at home. 

Also, PCs for people are another resource that provides low-cost computers and internet service to families based on income. You can find more information HERE.

Anti-Racism Reading List

The following pdf has a list of 20 Anti-Racism Books.

Click here


Self-Care Events

If you are anxious about current events, here are some resources available to you:

  • Call Counseling Services at (269)387-1850 for an appointment.
  • Download the WellTrack App at your smartphone app store.
  • See other resources we've compiled here
  • Sign up for a webinar here.


Land Acknowledgment Statement

Land acknowledgment is a process by which individuals are prompted to consider the history of the space they currently inhabit. We would like to recognize that Western Michigan University is located on lands historically occupied by Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadmi nations. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor this ancestral land of the Three Fires Confederacy, the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples, and their continued presence.