Institutional Equity is open Mondays - Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Office mission

Institutional Equity promotes an environment of equal opportunity, equity, access, and excellence for all members of the University community, and provides compliance oversight regarding applicable laws, regulations, and policies to ensure a welcoming, safe, civil and inclusive environment.

Office vision

A university community free from discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and incivility where all members are valued, supported, and afforded equitable access to participate, succeed, and strive for excellence.

WMU equal opportunity statement

Western Michigan University, an equal opportunity employer, complies with applicable federal and state laws and University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment.

WMU non-discrimination policy

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment that violates the law or that limits opportunities of admission, employment, or education based on the protected classes of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, height, weight, or marital status. Retaliation against any person or group who makes a good faith complaint or participates in a grievance, investigation or related processes is prohibited by law and policy. (Revised November 2021, full policy available at

Process and Procedures

IE Investigation Process Flowchart

To report an incident of; prohibited class bias, discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct or retaliation, please use the Incident Reporting Form.