Living in Spectrum House gave me the opportunity to connect with so many people from different backgrounds and learn from them and grow with them in our journeys of self-discovery.


Spectrum House

Western Michigan University’s Spectrum House is an empowering, inclusive community where students can explore concepts of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. The community promotes acceptance and understanding of personal identities in a safe and affirming environment. 

Any student living in Britton/Hadley may be part of the Spectrum community, attending events and using resources. Rooms one floor in Britton Hall have no gender designation as part of our gender-inclusive housing options. 


  • Activities focus on forming social networks and exploring topics of gender identity and gender expression.
  • Attending campus events like Fab Fest.


  • Residents are a dynamic mix of LGBTQA+ students.
  • Large kitchen for family-style meals and gatherings.
  • All building staff participate in Safe on Campus training.