Changes to WMU Student Code announced

contact: Cheryl Roland
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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A resolution agreement reached last year between Western Michigan University and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has led to modifications of the WMU Student Code.

It is important that all students and faculty and staff members are aware of these changes. The changes grew out of the civil rights office's review of University policies triggered by a complaint that was resolved.

The changes to the code involve policies governing disruptive behavior, voluntary and involuntary assessments, interim suspensions and the University's response to direct threats and imminent danger.

The Student code is available online as a downloadable document at wmich.edu/conduct/codeThe new policy language can be found in two parts of the document:

  • Article IV, Section B, Item No. 5 and
  • Article V, Sections C and D.