Western Michigan University is the only place that is serious about making sure all are welcome, all feel at home, and all are able to have the resources they need.
Whether student, faculty, staff or a member of our community, this is an issue that matters to all of us. Diversity is key to a complete education. Experiencing and collaborating with others that are different from one's self, and learning new ways to look at things are integral to be professionally prepared for today's workforce, besides growing a community where all are truly welcome.
WMU needs to show their commitment for DEI increased resources such as implicit bias for anyone that hires or has direct contact with students—our OIE office is great but understaffed and needs more funding.