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 our department's programs will continue to provide services to our participants. Please check with each of our program's staff directly for specific information on how they will be delivering services from a distance during this time.

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


Check out this video compilation of the learning and teaching that took place during the Inspiring Future Teachers of Color Conference on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at Western Michigan University, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development, Kalamazoo Public Schools, The Kalamazoo Promise, TRIO Future Educator Success Program, and the Future Teachers of Color registered student organization.

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.