"This floor is where I have found my true family!"
— Syd, Freshman, Plymouth, MI, Exploring Student, He/Him/His
Spectrum House is intended to be an empowering, inclusive and supportive environment where students of all gender identities and sexual orientations, including or inclusive of allies, can live and learn together. The community promotes acceptance and understanding of personal identities in a safe and affirming environment. Located in Britton Hall, the community works with the office of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Student Services.
Spectrum House is one of WMU's gender inclusive housing options. We recognize that single-gender housing may not be appropriate or comfortable for everyone.
- Activities focus on forming social networks and exploring topics of gender identity and gender expression
- Attending campus events like Fab Fest
- An empowering, inclusive and supportive environment where students of all gender identities and sexual orientations, including or inclusive of allies, can live and learn together
- Residents are a dynamic mix of LGBTQA students
- Single and double rooms with no sex or gender designation
- Large kitchen for family-style meals and gatherings
- Hall stays open during winter break
- All staff participate in Safe on Campus training
- Close partnership with LGBT Student Services
Students who choose Spectrum House will receive an email with a link to the Spectrum House Additional Information Form. The form is confidential and will provide information that is used to shape activities and plan events for the community.
How to sign up
Current residence hall students
Spectrum House rooms will not show as available in the housing sign up system. Contact Residence Life at (269) 387-4735 to have a room opened for you to claim.
New students and students currently living off campus or in WMU Apartments
Select Spectrum House as your Living Learning Community during the housing sign up process.