Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The College of Health and Human Services Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has moved to the CHHS Student Engagement Center, which is located in the atrium of the CHHS building.
We seek to be a community of learners that embraces, respects and advocates for human diversity, inclusion and social justice in its education, research and service programs. We invite all students, faculty and staff to actively work together to become a more diverse, inclusive and just community.
Report DEI-related concerns that you have seen or experienced in the college or anywhere on campus. Ask DEI-related questions. Make DEI-related suggestions.
Committee members and Calendar
Spring Lunch & Learn
Join us for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. in the CHHS Student Engagement Center for our Spring 2023 Lunch & Learn Series. We're inviting speakers from across campus to join us to lead these informal conversations so we can learn more about these important topics and take a bite out of health disparities.
We will provide pizza for all attendees.
March 15 - Neurodiversity
This discussion will center on the stigma surrounding neurodiversity with a focus on the autism spectrum.
- Kelli Pierce is a speech-language pathologist and Ph.D. student in WMU's Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. program
- Karli VanRyswyk is a student in WMU's speech-language pathology master's program
Members and Data
We have published race/ethnicity/gender data for students, staff and faculty from the fall 2022 census reports. This page is in process and will continue to be updated as we gather data.
Impact and statement
Statement on Race and Antiracism
WMU CHHS has released a Statement on Race and Antiracism. We announce a proactive stance on race and antiracism and propose measurable actions to work against racism in support of all of our students.
The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion has released its 2022 Impact Report. Learn more about the plans, activities and outcomes from the committee.
Chair: Dr. Betty Dennis, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the College of Health and Human Services.
Meeting dates: The College of Health and Human Services Committee on Diversity and Inclusion currently meets at 9 a.m. on the second Friday of each month during the fall and spring semesters.
Framework for Initiatives Annual Report (2014) College-wide Survey (2010)