Beginning Monday, July 12, Multicultural Affairs for Students will be resuming our regular Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. office hours. Please note that some of our staff members are working remotely on certain days. We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment by calling (269) 387-4420 or by contacting our staff members directly to ensure that they will be available to meet with you when you arrive. You may also use the Contact Us form to send us a general inquiry email. 

At this time, all faculty, staff and students must complete the daily health survey before coming to campus. Keep up-to-date on the University's response to COVID-19 on the WMU's COVID-19 website and WMU's safe return plan for fall 2021 on the Safe Return Plan website, and review the updated mask policy announced on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Be Smart. Be Safe. Be Broncos.

Multicultural Affairs for Students strives to ensure that students are given the full opportunity to discover and develop their talents, interests, and unique potential. Our focus is to provide a learning-centered environment that presents the context for intellectual, cultural, professional, and personal growth during the college experience. Multicultural Affairs for Students fosters community development and leadership as well as promotes a campus climate that respects and appreciates the history, culture, and traditions of all students.

Our Emphasis

  • Successful transition to the University
  • Retention
  • Graduation

We provide support In

  • Academic monitoring
  • Employment and internship exploration
  • Events and programs that promote cultural awareness
  • Group tutoring
  • Networking opportunities
  • Peer mentoring
  • Scholarship information
  • Student organization support

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 by using the MAS 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.

Michigan Civil Rights Commission and the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission Statements on the Increase in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans 

Please read the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission Issue Statement on Increase in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans.