The Office of LBGT Student Services offers support, education and advocacy around issues of gender identity/expression and sexual orientation to the WMU community. We collaborate with student organizations, university departments and local organizations to provide our campus community with access to healthy resources, activities, and support services.

Diversity at Western Michigan University encompasses inclusion, acceptance, respect and empowerment. This means understanding that each individual is unique and that our commonalities and differences make the contributions we have to offer all the more valuable. Diversity includes the dimensions of race, ethnicity, and national and regional origins; sex, gender identity and sexual orientation; socioeconomic status, age, physical attributes and abilities; and religious, political, cultural, and intellectual ideologies and practices.

Gender-inclusive bathroom and facilities

Gender inclusive bathrooms are available in various locations across campus. A map of unisex, single-stall and gender neutral bathrooms can be found here.

Upcoming events and announcements

WMU launches preferred name policy 

Western Michigan University recognizes that some students use first names other than their legal names to identify themselves. As an inclusive and diverse community, WMU allows students to use a preferred first name different than their legal name for certain purposes and records in the course of university business, communication, and education.

For more information on how to indicate a preferred name and where it will appear visit the registrar's website.

Preparing for your queer career: An LGBTQIA+ career workshop

Should I come out in the interview process? What do I wear and still stay true to myself? What questions should I ask about workplace culture? 

We'll learn answers to these questions and more. Join us as we learn how to prepare for our dream careers while still being authentically us.

We want LBGTQIA+ people to make the most out of career fairs and job interviews while still staying true to our authentic selves. During the first half of this workshop, we will hear from hiring managers and employers on best-practices to help you succeed in the job search. In the second half of the workshop, staff from Career and Student Employment Services will lead us through resumes and cover letter writing tips and tricks to be successful in the application process. 

Thursday, January 28 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Multicultural Center - Adrian Trimpe Building


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