Multicultural Affairs for Students helps students identify their unique purpose and potential by providing them with opportunities to discover and develop talents and interests. We strive to create an environment that enables them to grow and thrive intellectually, culturally, professionally and personally throughout their college experience. We foster community involvement and promote a campus climate that respects and appreciates the history, culture and traditions of all students.
Multicultural Affairs for Students focuses on the transition and success of multicultural students at WMU. The ultimate goal is for our multicultural students to retain and graduate on time.
Through various programs and events, 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
Students are needed to help promote the success of others within our community. Through admissions events, speaker panels, and event coordination, students can gain meaningful experience.
85% participants graduated from WMU in 2020-21, within six years of enrollment.
WMU Nondiscrimination Statement
Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment that violates the law or that limits opportunities of admission, employment, or education based on the protected classes of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, height, weight, or marital status. Retaliation against any person or group who makes a good faith complaint or participates in a grievance, investigation or related processes is prohibited by law and policy. (View the full policy on the Non-Discrimination Policy page.)
Land Acknowledgment Statement
Land acknowledgment is a process by which individuals are prompted to consider the history of the space they currently inhabit.
We would like to recognize that Western Michigan University is located on lands historically occupied by Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadmi nations. Please take a moment to acknowledge and honor this ancestral land of the Three Fires Confederacy, the sacred lands of all indigenous peoples, and their continued presence.