Every conference location is different, resulting in constantly changing policies, expectations, and impacts on our attendees. While we work tirelessly to ensure each location is welcoming, some policies can impact attendees in unforeseen ways. Please be sure to review this year's policies in advance of traveling to the conference.
We ask in the interest of everyone's comfort and wellbeing that no firearm be brought into our conference spaces. Though handgun laws in Michigan permit open carry and licensed concealed carry, firearms or other deadly/dangerous weapons will not be allowed at MBLGTACC at Western Michigan University as per campus policy. If any attendee is observed carrying a firearm or weapon while participating in MBLGTACC, they will be asked to leave the premises. Learn more »
Marijuana, including medical marijuana, is not permitted on campus at Western Michigan University. In Michigan, you must be 21 to possess marijuana. Learn more »
Tobacco is not permitted on campus at Western Michigan University unless used in a personal vehicle. Per Western Michigan University policy: "The use of tobacco products is not permitted indoors or outdoors on any University property. Tobacco products are defined to include the following: cigarettes, electronic-cigarettes, cigars, bidis, snuff, snus, water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew and any other non-combustible tobacco products." Learn more »
Under Michigan law, smoking is prohibited in all indoor workplaces, including, but not limited to, restaurants, hotels/motels, and bars. Learn more about Michigan's Smoke-Free Air Law.
Per Western Michigan Policy: "To better ensure that minors at medical risk as a result of alcohol intoxication or individuals at medical risk of an overdose of any controlled substance, including a prescription drug, will receive prompt and appropriate medical attention, the State of Michigan provides for medical amnesty to remove perceived barriers to calling for or seeking help.” Learn more »
By attending the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference, you agree to the following Code for Inclusion:
This policy has been created for the greater safety and access of all guests and attendees.
Everyone is responsible for their own behavior in this space. While we wish for everyone to be able to express themselves, explore, and learn in their own way, this code for inclusion sets an expectation that all attendees be considerate and careful of those around them. Failure to adhere to these necessary guidelines could result in removal from the event at the Institute's discretion. If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact R.B. Brooks, the Institute's director of operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity ("the Institute") or authorized licencees of the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference ("MBLGTACC") will be photographing common spaces, keynotes, and entertainment during MBLGTACC weekend ("the Event"), and any onstage discussions thereafter. The goal of this photography is to share the best moments of the Event with alumni, supporters, and other community members, to celebrate our community, and to enhance the visibility of the Institute and the Event in the Midwest and nationally.
The Institute respects, protects, and centers the rights of students who do not consent to be photographed. To that end, MBLGTACC and the Institute:
By attending the Event, you acknowledge that the commissioned photos and recordings belong to the Institute, and you will not receive payment or any other compensation in connection with the pictures and recordings. You further release MBLGTACC and the Institute from any and all liability that may or could arise from the taking or use of the pictures.
This policy has been created for the greater safety and access of all guests and attendees. You may discuss this policy further with the Institute's director of marketing and communications, Nick Pfost.