Service Continuity Update (Wednesday, March 25, 2020)

By now, you have received multiple communications from President Montgomery and our Provost, Dr. Jennifer Bott, regarding the university’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. WMU remains open and the MLK Jr. Student Scholars Academy is here to provide support and assistance, as needed. The MLK Jr. Student Scholars Academy office is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

In alignment with courses being offered through distance education for the remainder of the semester, support services for scholars will be offered from a distance as our staff works remotely during this time. You will be able to connect with MLK Jr. Student Scholars Academy via email, phone, MS Teams chat, Elearning, and Skype. Scholars should continue to check their Elearning site for assignments and communications.

For an appointment, you may call our office at (269) 387-4420. Emails will be attended to in the order received.

You may also contact MLK Jr. Student Scholars Academy via email directly:

Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!

The Martin Luther King Jr. Student Scholars Academy is a four-tier comprehensive program designed to offer academic, social, and professional development support and services to assist program participants from the first year through graduation. Each tier is designed to address particular developmental milestones associated with that phase of each student's matriculation.

The MLK Academy is housed in Multicultural Affairs for Students.

Safety procedures

Please report any suspected or alleged instances of wrongdoing or misconduct or concerns about inappropriate service provisions and practices by any program staff to the Sue Murray at (269) 387-3323 or to the director of Multicultural Affairs for Students using the Student Complaint Form. In case of a medical emergency or an immediate threat to your personal safety, call 911. For non-emergencies, call WMU's Department of Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.

For detailed policies and procedures on what to do in case emergency occurs while you are on campus, refer to WMU emergency procedures

The WMU Hotline at (269) 387-1001 and the University's home page are WMU's official sources for information on WMU closings due to weather or campus emergencies.

WMU nondiscrimination statement

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment, University facility access, or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status.