Room 3130, Sindecuse Health Center
Monday–Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to noon.
The FIRE Place is a resource and support center that addresses the issues of Sexual Assault and other bias incidents. It will provide peer support and education, serve as a resource center, as well as provide a number of art and/awareness projects that students may participate in. The center will work to create and maintain a linked network with other programs on Western Michigan’s campus and in the community. This will assist in seamless referral to the services, program offices, and registered student organizations (RSO) that may be most beneficial to a students needs. The center will also maintain a collection of resources and educational publications on the topics of sexual assault, bias incident, and other forms of violence. We will explore why and how these things occur and what we can do to change the culture to begin to prevent them. Lastly the center will provide a safe space for students to enjoy.
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 visit us on the third floor and fill out an interest form.
For more information call Amber M. at (269) 387-2990 or email