YOU at Western is a personalized web portal connecting students to online tools and campus resources to help support their goals to Succeed, Thrive and Matter at WMU. The innovative digital tool promotes self-reflection, allowing students to be more proactive with their health and well-being in order to make the most of their college experience.
An overview of YOU
YOU at Western allows students to complete brief assessments and create their profile in order to customize content. Users can set goals and check them off once completed, peruse useful and relatable content, or search for something specific.
Using the portal, students can explore their strengths and areas for growth across three domains:
Log in and Student Anonymity
Students log in through their GoWMU account or directly at: YOU.wmich.edu and use their BroncoNetID to create an account.
When students opt-in to use YOU at Western, the platform collects basic user information (name, email address, etc.). This information is collected to allow the platform to enable secure access and personalized resources for individual users. In addition, YOU at Western collects product usage data (clicks, time spent on the site, search terms, etc.) each time a student uses the platform.
However, YOU at Western’s comprehensive privacy defenses protect this information from risk. For example:
- Data like names and email addresses are always encrypted to protect the student’s identity.
- We restrict our team’s access to student data, limiting access of confidential information to only key development staff.
- YOU at Western analytics use aggregate data and prevents displaying small results sizes.
- Finally, no YOU at Western information is ever sold to any outside third party.