Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University, founded in 1903, is a public coeducational institution. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in Kalamazoo, 145 miles from both Chicago and Detroit.

School Profiles: Undergrad Diversity

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

We have a passion
Improving the future of our communities and our world. It starts with our students. Our innovative educational approach and leading-edge research opportunities prepare students for successful careers and a better future.

AT A GLANCE

Top 80 colleges for diversity
— Insight into Diversity

Top 15 most affordable, eco-friendly colleges
— BestChoiceSchools.com

Top 11% of all universities in the country
— U.S. News & World Report

Diversity
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. 

Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center at Western Michigan University provides the University student population with spaces for study, meetings, projects, and conversation. It also provides information on diversity, ethnic, and cultural issues through speakers, events, exhibits, and displays scheduled by University groups and organizations. The Multicultural Center is located in the Trimpe Building on WMU's main Kalamazoo campus.