• Participants lip sync at Fall Fab Fest 2018
  • Group of Lavender Graduation graduates 2019 wearing lavender cords.

    Lavender Graduation 2018-2019 graduating students

  • Multiple buttons that display positive LGBT messages such as: Out and Proud, Trans Lives Matter, I am the Change.

    LBGT inclusive buttons

Continuity of Services Update 8/27/2020

The Office of LBGT Student Services is committed to minimizing risks and working to keep our campus safe and healthy. In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, we have developed a plan to safely return to campus, engage those we serve and collaborate with campus and community partners.

Fall 2020 Hours of Operation, December 1-18, 2020:
Monday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (remote)
, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (remote)
Wednesday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (onsite)
, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (onsite)
, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (onsite)

WMU Return to Work Plan

You may email lbgt-director@wmich.edu to be connected with staff to address your needs as quickly as possible. During this time, e-mail the most effective way for us to connect with you, and supporting you is our utmost priority. 

WMU COVID-19 Response

About WMU Office of LBGT Student Services

The Office of LBGT Student Services offers support, education and advocacy around issues of gender identity/expression and sexual orientation to the WMU community. We collaborate with student organizations, university departments and local organizations to provide our campus community with access to healthy resources, activities, and support services.

Diversity at Western Michigan University encompasses inclusion, acceptance, respect and empowerment. This means understanding that each individual is unique and that our commonalities and differences make the contributions we have to offer all the more valuable. Diversity includes the dimensions of race, ethnicity, and national and regional origins; sex, gender identity and sexual orientation; socioeconomic status, age, physical attributes and abilities; and religious, political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices.


Gender-inclusive bathrooms and facilities

Gender inclusive bathrooms are available in various locations across campus. A map of unisex, single-stall and gender neutral bathrooms can be found here. To access a list that is screen reader compatible, please view our spreadsheet.

Donate to the Office of LBGT Student Services

Your contribution to the WMU Office of LBGT Student Services helps provide LGBT students with tuition scholarships and opportunities to attend conferences for educational and professional opportunities. Your financial contributions have made a significant impact including:

  • Awarded $9,000 in scholarships since 2015
  • Provided opportunities to more than 50 students (since 2013) to attend either MBLGTACC or Creating Change conferences
  • Welcomed more than 450 LBGTQ students, community members, and allies to the WMU campus since 2012

To make a donation to the Office of LBGT Student Services, click the button below, select "Diversity & Inclusion" area, and select "LBGTQ Student Services" fund.

Donate to LBGT Student Services