Campus Resources

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

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.

Wellness resources

  • 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.

Other resources

  • 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.