LBGT Student Services


The Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LBGT) Student Services is committed to promoting an open and affirming environment inclusive of the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity on campus. We seek to operationalize our commitment through support, advocacy, and education at Western Michigan University.

Announcements and Events


2014 Career Mentorship Program

2014 Career Mentorship Program Kick-Off Dinner
Saturday, October 18 6- 8 p.m.
Bernhard Center - President's Dining Room

The LBGTA Career Mentorship Program is the recipient of the 2014 Equity in Education Award from the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (MACRAO). This program connects WMU students with Kalamazoo-area career mentors to help address the unique challenges of preparing for the workforce as an LBGT person.

Apply to participate as a mentor or student mentee!

National Coming Out Week Events National Coming Out Week Poster

Beyond Binaries with Robyn Ochs
Wednesday, October 8 6-8 p.m.
Trimpe Building - Multicultural Center

Join award-winning activist Robyn Ochs in this fun and interactive program we explore different experiences of identity; the complexity of attraction and more. This program explores the landscape of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Safe on Campus Training
Friday, October 10, 12-3 p.m.
Trimpe Building - Multicultural Center

Learn ways to support LBGT people who are coming out and gain a practical understanding of how to be an effective ally to the LBGT community. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate! Register to participate for this training.

SpeakOUT! Speakers Bureau Panelist Training
Sunday, October 12, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Trimpe Building - Multicultural Center

Join our Speakers Bureau Program, WMU's largest LBGT and ally education program. By learning how to tell our stories in a meaningful, impactful way we are able to break down stereotypes, educate and make a difference on campus! Register to participate for this training.


For our online bias reporting form, click here. All submissions are confidential and can be submitted anonymously.

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Real Talk Series Click here to RSVP for the Real Talk Diversity Series

Video from the the 2nd Annual
Excellence in Diversity Awards
is available on our Resources page.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay & Transgender Student Services
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5363 USA
(269) 387-2123 | (269) 387-2554 Fax