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


Please note that our daily office hours for 2020-21 are different from previous semesters'. In an effort to reduce the risks of exposure to and spread of COVID-19, some of our staff members are working remotely and all in-person meetings are strictly by appointment only. 

Students and employees must complete a daily health screening prior to coming to campus. The health survey can be found in GoWMU. Log in and you will see the survey in a section titled "COVID-19 Information." Please do not bring a companion with you to your appointment unless required for safety, legal, or medical reasons.

Our office hours in Ellsworth Hall are Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. While there will be a staff member on the floor to provide support and services during those hours, the floor will not be open to those without an appointment. To schedule an appointment, please call (269) 387-4420 or contact our staff members directly. Use the Contact Us form to send us a general inquiry email. Please know that there may be a somewhat of a delay in responses, but you will hear from us.

Note that masks are required in indoor spaces and outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible and you must wear a mask inside public spaces whenever you are not alone, per the WMU Facial Covering (Mask) Policy. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the current public health situation. Keep up-to-date on the University's response to COVID-19 on the WMU's COVID-19 Response website.

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 to the director at (269) 387-4429 or 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.