Band performs at the Student Center, a big hit with students.

Learn and grow at WMU

At Western, you'll have the opportunity to make lifelong friendships, develop important personal and professional skills, and build your sense of purpose. We encourage Broncos to engage with one another, empower themselves and others, and use their experiences to create the life they want to live. 

With hundreds of registered student organizations and thousands of student-centered events annually—many of which will be celebrated at our WMU Student Center—our Office of Student Engagement empowers you to connect, share your passions and talents with others, and tap into your leadership potential.

Student quote

  • Aside from focusing on academics, I feel like it's super important to have friends to go to or have something to turn to when you're having a bad day or just need a mental health day or break. Spending time out on the water, there's no better fresh air break for your mental health.

    Rachel Evangelista, Waterski and Wakeboard Club

Pride points

  • Two students behind a table, during the Western Weekend RSO event.

Join a student organization

There is a place for you here. With hundreds of registered student organizations on WMU’s campus, you can find a welcoming community of new friends who share your interests. And if by chance you’re unable to find an existing student group that matches what you’re looking for, you can create one yourself!

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Featured student groups that celebrate diversity

  • WMU men’s rugby club practices near Heritage Hall. The team won its very first MAC title and earned a bid to the USA Rugby College Sevens National Championship

Get active with club sports

Want to make friends while breaking a sweat? Then consider joining our club sports or intramural sports at WMU. Whether you’re looking to participate in activities that are competitive, recreational, social or a combo of these, we look forward to meeting you!

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Campus programs that celebrate community

  • Young man playing a spinning game at Bronco Bash, hoping to win.

    Bronco Bash is WMU's annual festival that helps students transition into campus life each fall. Annually, an estimated 20,000 students and community members attend.

  • WSA leaders during a presentation.

    The Western Student Association is the student government body at WMU. Besides voting on issues that affect students, the WSA directly represents the students enrolled at WMU to University administration.

  • Homecoming, with a cheerleader, band is on the field.

    Join in on the celebratory tradition and participate in our annual homecoming, which is full of activities throughout the week leading up to the big football game in October.

What is LeadCorp?

Business student, looking professional.


Knowing how to be a good leader is a powerful skill to acquire both personally and professionally. At Western, we help facilitate leadership and growth opportunities through our many cocurricular programs and events.

Learn more about our leadership programs  

Be Greek at WMU: Find unity through community

Greek men talking about their organization.


Greek life at Western Michigan University offers a unique blend of lifelong friendship, personal growth and professional development. Joining a Greek organization at WMU connects students to a current community of more than 1,000 Greek leaders and thousands of alumni members nationwide. With more than 30 chapters across five Greek councils, there is plenty of opportunity to be Greek at WMU!

Joining a Greek organization builds:

  • Leadership development.
  • Academic growth and achievement.
  • Advocacy for local and national philanthropic causes and organizations.
  • A network.

Learn more about Greek life