Contact Us

First Year Pride Alliance

If you would like to find a support network, build friendships, find a safe space to be yourself, and make a difference within the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender community, the First Year Pride Alliance is looking for you! All first year students including freshmen, transfer students and graduate students are encouraged to participate!

The First Year Pride Alliance is a cohort of first year students of Western Michigan University. We promote a relaxed, inclusive, and safe space for all participants. The FYPA will assist you in learning how to advocate for yourself and others, allowing you and others to feel safe and comfortable at WMU. The alliance will prepare you to succeed by addressing many of the unique challenges facing LBGT and ally individuals while giving you the tools to thrive in a University environment.

This group will be networked into resources for support at WMU, the Kalamazoo community, and beyond. By participating in FYPA, you will have a chance to socialize with peers and build connections within the group to have throughout your college experience.

The First Year Pride Alliance will cover an array of topics, including:

  • Binaries vs. Spectrums: Where do we lie?
  • Spirituality and Faith
  • Consent is Sexy: How to ask
  • LBGT identies in the media
  • LBGT People of Color

Meetings for Spring 2015 will be held Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. in 1321 Trimpe.

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