Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services
ODI - Vision StatementODI - Mission Statement
In collaboration with campus faith leaders and student leaders, the Office of LBGT Student Services is continuing to spread the message of the Campaign for Love.
We are out on the Wesley Foundation lawn near the WMU flag poles every Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We are seeking organizations to sponsor a week and show support by helping us table and share our pledge. Individuals are always encouraged to volunteer also! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We pledge that our words and actions will be motivated by love rather than hate, peace rather than violence, and kindness instead of cruelty.
The Campaign for Love was created in partnership by the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministries, WMU - Office of LBGT Student Services, OUTspoken!, The Peace Center, United Campus Ministry and Wesley of Kalamazoo
Video from the the 2nd Annual
Excellence in Diversity Awards
is available on our Resources page.
Office of Diversity & Inclusion Vision
WMU recognizes that diversity and multiculturalism are essential for university administrators, faculty, staff members, students, alumni, and community partners to reach their unique potential in the areas of intellectual, personal, social, and cultural development in a fully engaged, enlightened community. Therefore, the University has a responsibility to encourage the exploration of the cultures and life experiences that are available on campus and in communities near and far, for cultural diversity makes sense only within a framework that enables equitable treatment of all in a community.
Office of Diversity & Inclusion Mission
WMU will be a leader in the area of diversity and multiculturalism by fostering an environment where diversity in all of its forms is investigated, explained, practiced, celebrated, affirmed, and vigorously pursued. WMU envisions an academic community that affirms the dignity, value, and uniqueness of each person. We intent to aggressively pursue the recruitment, retention, and/or promotion of a more diverse administration, staff, faculty and student body. Moreover, WMU aims to ensure that the campus climate is welcoming and affirming for all persons by addressing the causes and sources of structural inequalities and changing the decision-making processes that prevent “genuine participation” of all university constituents.