Room 3130, Sindecuse Health Center
Please call (269) 387-2990 for hours as they change by semester
Summer walk-in hours will be Tuesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and any other day by appointment only.
The FIRE Place is a resource and support center that addresses the issues of Sexual Assault and other bias incidents. It a safe space for students to enjoy, providing peer support and education—including a number of art and/awareness projects for students to participate in. Creating and maintaining a linked network with other programs on Western Michigan’s campus and in the community, the center assists in seamless referral to the services, program offices, and registered student organizations (RSOs) that are most beneficial to a students needs. FIRE Place maintains a collection of resources and educational publications on the topics of sexual assault, bias incident, and other forms of violence. We explore why and how these situations occur and what we can do to change the culture to prevent them.
What is a bias incident?
Bias incident: Negative things that may happen to us because of who we are (skin color, gender, sexual orientation etc.). In other words, a hateful or discriminating act or comment toward a particular identity group.
What is FIRE?
FIRE is our acronym for the FIRE! sexual assault education program, "Fighting Ignorance and Rape through Education."
Who is FIRE Place for?
How can I get involved?
Everyone has the ability to do their part to prevent bias incidents and hate crimes.
Creating a "hate free zone" starts with you.
If you are interested in becoming a FIRE Place Support Staff Member,
please turn in the application form.
For more information call Amber M. at (269) 387-2990 or email