The Division of Multicultural Affairs serves as an information resource on the role and value of diversity in education for Western Michigan University and the greater Kalamazoo communities.

Our focus

  • Events and programs that promote cultural awareness
  • Support for student organizations
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentor and peer mentor programs
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Academic progress monitoring
  • Employment and internships
  • Scholarship information

The Division of Multicultural Affairs strives to ensure that all students are given the full opportunity to discover and develop their talents, interests, and unique potential, and to provide a learning-centered environment that presents the context for intellectual, cultural, professional, and personal growth during the college experience. Through programs, services, and initiatives that address cross-cultural competency and personal empowerment, the Division of Multicultural Affairs fosters community development, leadership, and a campus climate that respects and appreciates the history, culture, and traditions of all 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 director at (269) 387-4429 or using the DMA 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.