Two students sitting on bench in front of the Richmond Center

Helping students find opportunities to meet new people, join student organizations, work, live and engage in the diversity of campus life. 

  • 11,062 students participated in at least one WMU Signature Designated Experience

  • Students in Living Learning Communities graduate in 4 years at almost double the rate of students living off campus

  • 1,853 students participate in leadership programs

Concerned about a student?

Staffing Hours

The Student Affairs office staff may be working remotely and providing all services by appointment via phone, email and WebEx.

Please call (269) 387-2150 or (269) 387-2152 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance

We are available to assist with scheduling virtual or in-person appointments with: 

  • Dr. Diane Anderson, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Dr. Barry Olson, Associate Vice President - Campus Life
  • Dr. Reetha Raveendran, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students


Our Student Affairs team of professionals is dedicated to fostering your involvement, growth and development in safe, healthy and inclusive learning environments. Through collaborative relationships within Western Michigan University, we strive to create a community that embraces interculturalism and focuses on your holistic development. In order to assist you in attaining your educational, personal and professional goals, we offer programs, services and opportunities to help you learn and engage in ways that develop your passions and prepare you to make a difference in our global society.