Resources

All individuals are encouraged to contact law enforcement and seek medical treatment as soon as possible following an incident that poses a threat to safety or physical well-being or following a potential criminal offense.

If you are in danger or in need of immediate assistance, call 911.

Download a list of resources.

Emergency medical assistance and campus safety and law enforcement assistance are available both on and off campus. The University will help any campus community member to get to a safe place and will provide transportation to the hospital, connect an individual to law enforcement, and share information about on- and off-campus resources and options for resolution.

Law enforcement services

WMU Department of Public Safety
511 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo MI 49006-5418
(269) 387-5555

Kalamazoo City Department of Public Safety
Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: (269) 337-8994
Headquarters: (269) 337-8120

Sexual assault support services

Medical care

On campus

Sindecuse Health Center
(269) 387-3287

Testing and treatment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; emotional support and referral for other assistance; no trauma care; no forensic sexual assault examination or evidence collection. Fee for service.

Off campus

Borgess Medical Center
1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo MI
(269) 226-4815 (emergency department)

24-hour emergency and trauma care; testing and treatment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; no forensic sexual assault examination or evidence collection. Fee for service.

Bronson Methodist Hospital—Kalamazoo
601 John Street, Kalamazoo MI
(269) 341-6386 (emergency department)

24-hour emergency and trauma care; testing and treatment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; no forensic sexual assault examination or evidence collection. Fee for service.

Planned Parenthood—Kalamazoo Health Center
4201 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 372-1200

Testing and treatment for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; no emergency or trauma care; no forensic sexual assault examination or evidence collection. Fee for service.

Bronson Battle Creek Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County
36 West Manchester Street, Battle Creek MI
(269) 245-3925 or 24-hour crisis line at (888) 383-2192

24-hour crisis line; sexual assault nurse examiners who provide forensic sexual assault examination and evidence collection; victim and survivor advocacy; children's advocacy center; counseling services; animal assisted therapy; educational presentations; volunteer program.

YWCA Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
353 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo MI
(269) 385-3587

Must telephone in advance to access; service available 24/7. Forensic sexual assault examination and evidence collection; emotional support. Not appropriate for physical injury. Free.

Counseling services

On campus

Behavioral Health Services at Unified Clinics
1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo MI
(269) 387-7000
        
Behavioral health treatment services are provided by therapists certified and licensed in the state of Michigan who have extensive training in the delivery of assessment, individual, group and family treatment services. Also serves as a training site for graduate-level health and human services students who provide treatment services under the supervision of the Behavioral Health Services clinical director.

Counseling Services at Sindecuse Health Center
(269) 387-1850

Provides free, confidential counseling services to students only. Staff will not release information about a client to anyone without the written permission of the student client. Counseling intake is available during weekdays. Students are given counseling appointments or referred to community counseling resources after initial assessment and triage.

Student Affairs Case Manager
(269) 387-2150

Meets with students exhibiting symptoms of distress. Connects student with internal/external resources as appropriate. Private, but not confidential. Collaborates with Counseling Services.

Off campus

Employee Assistance Program
(269) 372-4500 or (800) 523-0591

Offers confidential assessment, brief counseling and referral services to WMU employees and their household members who are concerned about marital and family issues, addictions, emotional problems, relationships and other significant personal problems. This service is provided at no cost to WMU benefits-eligible employees.

YWCA Sexual Assault Program
353 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo MI
(269) 385-2869 (office)
(269) 385-3587 (24-hour crisis line)

Provides free counseling for female and male survivors as well as an ongoing support group. In addition to providing general support and assistance, staff will be especially helpful with questions and concerns about criminal prosecution and non-University counseling resources.

Information and support

On campus

The FIRE Place Service and Resource Center
3130 Sindecuse Health Center
(269) 387-2990
shc-firepeered@wmich.edu

Addresses issues of sexual assault and other bias-related incidents (racism, homophobia, etc.) by providing a safe space for students and WMU employees to access support, healing art projects, reference materials and referrals to clinical, counseling and reporting services. The center works with survivors, friends of survivors or those wanting to know how to support survivors. The FIRE Place does not provide clinical or counseling services. Private, not confidential; information will be shared with the Title IX Coordinator. 

Office of Institutional Equity
1220 Trimpe Building
(269) 387-6316

Administers and oversees the University's nondiscrimination policy and other applicable policies and procedures, laws and regulations to promote equal opportunity, equity and access, and an environment that is welcoming and safe. Location of Title IX Coordinator with responsibilities for coordinating, facilitating and monitoring universitywide Title IX compliance and policy/procedure implementation, including timely response, access to resources and services, interim measures, investigations, remedies and resolutions, ongoing education, and prevention of all forms of sexual and gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence.

Office of Student Conduct
2308 Faunce Student Services Building
(269) 387-2160

Administers the University's conduct system for handling complaints of student violations of the Student Code.

WMU Department of Public Safety
511 Monroe Street
Kalamazoo MI 49006-5418
(269) 387-5555

Off campus

Victim Assistance Unit, Kalamazoo Prosecuting Attorney's Office
(269) 383-8677

Assistance to crime victims involved in a court case; assistance in filing Crime Victim's Compensation claim, which may compensate a victim for expenses related to medical and counseling services and lost wages.

YWCA Sexual Assault Program
353 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo MI
(269) 385-2869 (office)
(269) 385-3587 (24-hour crisis line)

Provides free counseling for female and male survivors as well as an ongoing support group. In addition to providing general support and assistance, staff will be especially helpful with questions and concerns about criminal prosecution and non-University counseling resources.