The Western Edge is a strategic plan for promoting student success and keeping the quality of education offered by WMU affordable. Designed by WMU President John M. Dunn, the Western Edge reflects Western's commitment to building a culture that puts students first. The plan began with the entering class for fall 2007.
"We're making strategic investments in how we carry out our core mission—helping students excel academically and prepare for successful lives," Dunn said of the plan. "The Western Edge will have a long-term effect on our ability to do that."
There are five independent components to the Western Edge. Students are encouraged to select the components that work best for them—we realize that no two students are the same. Some students will want to enjoy the benefits of each component. Others may want to utilize advising services, receive a retention scholarship, or fixed room and board rate.
You get all the rest of the benefits of the Western Edge just by being a student at WMU. Among the benefits and opportunities are: