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EXPLORE THIS COLLEGE PORTRAIT

Learner centered. Discovery driven. Globally engaged.

We're delighted that you have chosen to explore the opportunities at Western Michigan University. WMU is among the nation's top public research universities while honoring our commitment to retaining WMU's hallmark small college feel. With a diverse array of academic program choices, including aviation, jazz studies, engineering, education, biology, nursing, and business, to name only a few, our students know their WMU credentials will be highly regarded by employers and the nation's top graduate schools alike. WMU’s main campus, located in the culturally rich city of Kalamazoo, offers thousands of opportunities for students to grow socially, including multi-seasonal recreation, entertainment, learning communities, volunteering, and professional development.

Living in the Broncos Community

WMU cultivates a diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

WMU’s Division of Student Affairs is a team of professionals dedicated to fostering student involvement, growth and development in safe, healthy and inclusive learning environments. Through collaborative relationships within Western Michigan University they strive to create a community that embraces interculturalism and focuses on holistic development. In order to assist students in attaining their educational, personal and professional goals, they offer programs, services and opportunities to help students to learn and engage in ways that develop their passions and prepare them to make a difference in a global society. All of the programs and services within the division are intentionally designed to support the academic mission of the University, create and sustain optimal learning environments both in and outside of the classroom, and provide appropriate challenge and support for students. A vital component of WMU, the division helps to guide development of students into responsible citizens and future leaders.

Another example of how the university community supports the development and success of our students is our Center for Academic Support Programs. This center and its programs are designed to enhance teaching and promote student learning through collaborative, effective research-based programs that include holistic services that foster student retention and academic excellence, engaging students in lifelong learning, building mentoring relationships with students that foster their connectedness with the university, assisting students in developing the skills needed to make the transition to college, teaching critical thinking skills, teaching and cultivating decision-making skills and exploration strategies for major and career choice, and assisting faculty and staff in understanding and meeting the learning needs of students.