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Health and Safety

When students are healthy, happy and safe, they have the highest potential for academic success and enjoying the college experience. Western Michigan University strives to provide programs, services and environments that support the health of students and encourage them to make healthy, safe decisions. Although our first goal is to help students prevent illness and avoid health risks, we are prepared to help when students do feel ill or their health is compromised.

As a parent or family member, you can also help your student stay healthy at WMU. We value your role and predict your student will look to you for advice if she or he is not feeling well.

To help you get ready to give advice about health and safety at WMU, we suggest you complete the following steps to prepare your student for accessing health services: