• A student mentor helping a student with an assignment. The mentor is listening as the student reads from a textbook.

    Together, your peer mentor will help you succeed academically, develop professionally and make connections that last a lifetime.

  • A student mentor assisting two students with an assignment. The mentor is pointing to information in a textbook while the other students are watching and taking notes.
  • Three students smiling during Bronco Bash. The students are sitting near WMU's flagpoles and there is a large crowd of attendees behind them.


It’s all about students and their success at Western Michigan University! As a Presidential Initiative, Success at WMU is a reflection of the university's dedication to students. Through initiatives such as Peer2Peer eMentoring, The JED  initiative based Mental Health Outreach program, and the expansion of the Gateways to Completion program, Success at WMU is large-scale campus commitment to build a strong foundation and support system to enable students to complete their education and obtain their degrees.   


What do we mean by student success?

To us, success means:

  • Students remaining enrolled through completion of their undergraduate degree
  • Higher grades and less course repetition
  • Students acquiring the knowledge and ability to accomplish professional and personal goals
  • Maintaining a healthy School-life balance
  • Knowledge of and access to resources on campus
  • Increase self-efficacy
  • Active involvement on campus and within the community