Office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services
ODI - Vision StatementODI - Mission Statement
The LBGT Student Advisory Council meets with top leaders and administrators across WMU to support a campus community that celebrates the diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The council is comprised of up to 15 students who meet every 2 weeks on Thursday evenings with various WMU departments and organizations to learn more about LBGT-supportive initiatives already happening on campus. Through dialogue we offer opportunities to expand outreach and support to the LBGT community. In the spring semester, the council will put together a group project from what is learned in the fall semester. The project is designed to address an area of need to further support LBGTA-inclusion at WMU.
Participation in the LBGT Student Advisory Council is a 2 semester commitment. Dates for the Fall 2013 semester are September 12, September 26, October 10, October 24, November 7, November 21, and December 12.
Application for the council can be found here!
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.