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Western Michigan University - 2017

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Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Freshmen are required to attend a two-day orientation which assists in planning for a successful academic transition from high school to college. The Academic Skills Center offers free services designed to strengthen learning skills and enhance academic achievement. Disability Services for Students assists in finding effective accommodations, maximizing abilities and gaining independence. The Counseling Center offers personal and educational counseling. Career Services assists with total job search planning as well as career planning. The Division of Multicultural Affairs offers support services for under-represented minorities.
Beginning Fall 2005, with the support of a grant from the National Science Foundation STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP), learning communities were created for first-year students. The learning community consisted of placing a group of 20 students into same three or four classes together, based on mathematics placement. In addition, a faculty mentor was assigned to lead each group to participate in co-curricular activities to learn about the engineering and applied science disciplines and college life. These co-curricular activities included field trips, lecture presentations, and cultural performances.