• 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 7/2/2021

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. In-person activities may have capacity limitations depending on space.

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.

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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.

Donate to LBGT Student Services