Freedom of Information Act Office

WMU Guide Regarding Requests Under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act

In 1976, the Michigan Legislature enacted P.A. 442, known as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

An act to provide for public access to certain records of public bodies; to permit certain fees; to prescribe the power and duties of certain public officers and public bodies; to provide remedies and penalties; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts.

Public Policy

It is public policy of this state that all persons, except those persons incarcerated in state or local correctional facilities, are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, consistent with the Act. The people shall be informed so that they may fully participate in the democratic process.

Freedom of Information Act Policy: FOIA Resolution

Fees charged for processing requests under the Freedom of Information Act will be charged as allowed by the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. Fees charged for duplicating will be based on guidelines provided by the University's Department of Logistical Services.

Michigan Legislature: Michigan Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information Act Fees: Procedures and Guidelines Regarding Fees

WMU Freedom of Information Act Office

1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5423 USA
(269) 387-1900
(269) 387-1904 fax

Jessica Swartz
Freedom of Information Act Officer

Karen Atkinson
Paralegal Senior