There are many resources on campus to assist you in developing and achieving your academic goals and having a successful college career:
Academic success resources
- College of Arts and Sciences Student Success Services
Academic support programs to help students enhance their academic skills and connect them to resources.
- Bronco Study Zone
The Bronco Study Zone is a space for all Western Michigan University students that offers a comfortable learning environment in which students can receive academic support designed to enhance learning and collaboration toward the goal of academic success. Drop-in tutoring is available for various highly challenging courses.
- Learning assistant program
Direct support to students through in-class assistance and weekly review sessions to explore course objectives and develop effective study techniques.
- Peer academic success coaching
Receive success coaching, including twice-weekly sessions, assistance with goal planning, and academic support with specific courses.
- Supplemental Instruction
Supplemental instruction for various courses and college success seminars covering many topics.
- College of Education and Human Development's Students Excelling in Education and Development Peer Mentoring Program
Peer mentoring program that provides academic and social connectedness to increase student success, disciplinary program engagement, and University and community involvement for all program participants.
- College of Health and Human Services's Office of Student Engagement and Success
Learner-centered, relationship-based support program designed to help students reach their full academic potential.
- Developmental math tutor lab
Drop-in tutoring specifically for developmental math courses (1090, 1100, and 1110).
- Dwight B. Waldo Library
The University Libraries' main library that offers various amenities including a new book area, lounge, group study areas, and quiet study areas.
- Economics tutoring
Tutoring offered by the Economics Student Association and Student Success Services.
- Finance and commercial law tutoring
Drop-in tutoring for various finance courses.
- Global and international studies tutoring
One-on-one advising and classroom assistance in coursework.
- Language clubs and tables
Language tables, tutoring, clubs, and activities offered by the Department of World Languages and Literature.
- Physics help room
Drop-in tutoring for various physics courses.
- Spanish tutoring and conversational tables
Opportunities for Spanish students to strengthen their mastery of the Spanish grammar and syntax beyond the classroom.
- Statistics tutor lab
Drop-in tutoring for various statistics courses.
- STEP Student Success Center
Drop-in tutoring at various residence halls and at the Parkview campus.
- Student success resources for gender and women's studies
Drop-in tutoring for all students taking gender and women's studies courses.
- Writing Center
Writing consultation by appointment or on a drop-in basis.
Career and educational planning resources
- Career and Student Employment Services
Offers employment services, career fairs, career advising, campus employment, resume writing, cover letter assistance, and job search strategies.
- Exploratory Advising
Assists students who have not yet decided on a major or who are in the process of declaring a major by disseminating information about classes and majors.
- Undergraduate advising
Assistance from advisors within each college to plan courses and work toward degree.
- Zhang Career Center
Facilitates career exploration and readiness as well as professional development for business students through innovative programming and advising.
Diversity and advocacy resources
- Disability Services for Students
Ensures access for students with documented disabilities and serves as an advocate for students in determining appropriate considerations. Offers a variety of services such as priority registration, referral and advocacy activities with University departments, campus accessibility, adaptive computer equipment, acting as a liaison for special classroom concerns.
- Diversity and Inclusion, Office of
Provides leadership to ensure equitable access for all by working collaboratively with the University community to identify and overcome institutional barriers and affirm the dignity, value, and uniqueness of each member of the community.
- Institutional Equity, Office of
Addresses issues of equity, equality and compliance, in regard to civil rights laws and policies, for members of the University community.
- International Admissions and Services
Assists international students and scholars in their academic, research, cultural, and recreational experiences while working and living within Western Michigan University's campus community and the southwest Michigan community-at-large.
- LBGT Student Services
Promotes a campus climate that affirms and supports the academic and personal development of students who identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, questioning, same-gender-loving, transgender, transsexual,intersex, cross-dressers, their partners, allies, and others who face discrimination due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Offers education about gender identity and sexual orientation to the WMU community and collaborates with registered student organizations and members of WMU and local community agencies to provide students with access to healthy resources, activities, and support services.
- Military and Veterans Affairs
Provides veterans, service members, and family members of veterans with guidance and mentorship in a variety of areas, including academic support, benefit support, and answers to questions about WMU, Veterans Affairs, and the campus community.
- Multicultural Affairs for Students
Serves as an information resource on the role and value of diversity in education for Western Michigan University and the greater Kalamazoo communities, sponsors events and programs that promote cultural awareness, and provides support for student organizations.
- Ombudsman, Office of the
Serves as a neutral party to help students, faculty, and staff resolve academic and non-academic concerns.
Student life resources
- Bernhard Center
Offers the entire campus community many services, facilities and programs under one roof.
- International Student Activities
Facilitates regular and ongoing international activities on campus, such as an International Festival and a week-long celebration of International Education Week. Plans numerous service-learning, cultural, and recreational activities to help international students engage with the campus and local community.
- Residence Life
Offers a variety of on-campus housing options and fosters a residential experience that engages individuals as students, community members, and learners through academic support, civic responsibility, and personal development.
- Student Engagement, Office of
Offers a wide array of campus programs to engage students in educationally purposeful and diverse co-curricular experiences as well as to enhance student learning and leadership development.
- Student Recreation Center
Offers open recreation, personal training, sport leagues, and group exercise, utilizing equipment and facilities to promote health and well-being, with programs that focus on stress reduction, weight loss, increased flexibility and strength, friendly competition, and social interaction.
- Behavioral Health Services
A licensed and accredited outpatient substance use and behavioral health disorder treatment provider in Michigan.
- Counseling Services
Offers short-term individual, couples, and group counseling for a diverse student population to help students learn coping skills and develop new ways of thinking.
- Health Promotion and Education, Office of
Offers a wide range of programs that cover health and wellness topics, such as sexual health peer education, alcohol risk reduction, and CPR training.
- Sindecuse Health Center
Provides evaluation and treatment for a variety of illnesses and injuries, preventive health check-ups, periodic health monitoring, as well as health education opportunities that enhance individual and community health.
- Sports Medicine Clinic
Provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, repetitive trauma, pain and dysfunction.
- Help Hub
Centralized location for your technology needs.
- Invisible Need Project, The
A multi-faceted initiative intended to serve students with unmet needs, while strengthening the culture of giving at WMU. Resources include the WMU Food Pantry, the Student Emergency Relief Fund, and the Staufer Health Emergency Fund.
- Public Safety, Department of
Includes four divisions: police, parking services, emergency management, and security administration.
- Safe Ride Program
Provides escorts to persons walking alone to on-campus destinations after dark.