Continuity of Services
Western Michigan University is planning a safe return to near-normal operations for the fall 2021 semester. We plan to offer a variety of programs and events in either in-person or virtual formats to meet campus needs. The Office of LBGT Student Services will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with exceptions for holidays, campus closures (such as inclement weather), or evening events. All guests must complete the COVID-19 survey, show their green badge, and remain masked while indoors in order to participate/visit. In-person activities may have capacity limitations depending on space.
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 500 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.