Due to COVID-19 and this period of physical distancing, Institutional Equity is available for meetings by virtual appointment only, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

We are committed to the safety and wellness of the members of our community. If you need emergency assistance, please contact your local police or hospital.


The Third Annual Professional Development Institute for May 2022 information has been posted, please visit our Training page for more information. 


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 nondiscrimination policy

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment opportunity, University facility access, or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, height, weight, or marital status. (Revised April 2006)

Process and Procedures

IE Investigation Process Flowchart

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