Western’s Indian Student Association RSO holds Holi Festival in WMU’s Intramural Sports Soccer Fields. This celebration welcomes the beginning of Spring as Winter comes to a close with dancing and throwing colorful powders at one another.

Student Organizations

Ignite your interests

Find your people at WMU! Created by students for students, our registered student organizations (RSOs) are an excellent way to pursue your personal interests and make new friends.

In addition to building community, student orgs teach vital leadership and problem-solving skills that employers seek out.

There are hundreds of student orgs relating to everything from Dungeons & Dragons to dodgeball, faith and spirituality, and everything in between. If you can't find one that matches your interests, start your own! Access our 2024-25 RSO Handbook for further details to get you on your way.

Check out a small sampling of our current student organizations at WMU:

  • Accounting Club
  • Asian Pacific American Student Association
  • Aspiring Educators of Michigan
  • Best Buddies
  • Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT)
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Club Sailing Team
  • Criminal Justice Student Association
  • Cru
  • Ebony Vision Dance Ensemble
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Food Marketing Association
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Latino Student Alliance
  • Nonprofit Leadership Student Association
  • Sports Club Council at WMU
  • Students for a Sustainable Earth
  • Western Herald
  • Women in Aviation
  • 89.1 WIDR-FM

Pride points

  • 80% of WMU undergraduate students are involved in a student organization

  • 300+ registered student organizations

  • 4,000 yearly student engagement events

Featured student organizations at WMU

  • MODA hosts its annual Spring fashion show at the Kalamazoo Expo Center. Titled "Ultra Reflection," the theme is focusing on environmentally-friendly designs to help the fashion industry create a sustainable future.

    This RSO for students from all fields of study is runway ready. They put on fashion show productions, striving to provide entertainment, knowledge and experience needed to be successful in the fashion industry.

  • Western’s Solar Car Racing Team unveils its new solar car, the Sunseeker 23, at the Air Zoo in Portage. It has been in development for a year and is designed to be more aerodynamic than the side-view mirror of a car.

    This RSO designs, constructs and markets a solar-powered race vehicle for the Formula Sun Grand Prix annual track race and biennial open-road cross country race, the American Solar Challenge.

  • Want to impact the student experience at Western? The WSA unifies students, amplifies their voices and provides new opportunities to leave a legacy.

  • A student water skiing

    If you're curious, experienced or just love a great social experience, this is the perfect RSO for you! Open to all Broncos, the Water Ski Club travels to tournaments across the country in summer and early fall.

  • WMU wants all students to be their true selves, so it encourages Broncos to attend and take part in Kalamazoo’s Pride events every June. Representatives from WMU’s LGBT+ Student Services stand at their booth to make sure everyone knows WMU supports the community.

    A supportive student organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students in addition to their allies. Their purpose is to support the LGBTQ+ community, educate others, advocate for the their well-being, and empower and unify Broncos.

  • Students playing esports.

    Compete at the collegiate level while building a strong community of gaming enthusiasts and competitors. Plus, you get to game in one of the state's top collegiate esports arenas with practice, tournament and professional production all in one—and all on campus.


  • We create a community where we all support each other and help achieve our goals.

    Participant at RSO Summit 2023

Find events with Experience WMU

Not only can you find information on student organizations on our go-to portal, Experience WMU, but you can also view a list of exciting campus events and more! If you have questions about student orgs, events or ExperienceWMU, please reach out to the Graduate Assistant for RSO Development.

Plenty of ways to get involved

  • A skater in Lawson Arena.

Get active with club sports

Whether you’re looking to play basketball, soccer or lacrosse; go skydiving; or even try out esports or ballet, you'll find a variety of sports and recreational activities on campus right at your fingertips.

Explore club sports  

  • Confident male student near Haworth College of Business.

Take steps toward leadership

Build your leadership skills at your own pace with programs designed to enhance your skills and give you enriching experiences outside the classroom, at experience-driven events and at seminars.

Explore leadership programs and events