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Welcome Community Partners

Fulfilling WSU’s mission to build and sustain “A community of learners improving our world,” means making a visible difference in the communities we serve. WSU values its community partnerships. Together, we’re doing great things:

Outdoor Education & Recreation Center

The OERC is offers trips, clinics, trainings and equipment rentals to the Winona community to promote the development of lifetime outdoor skills, teach safety and proper technique, and to gain an appreciation and concern for our natural environment and have a great time! From backpacking to camping and kayaking, the OERC can help anyone learn the requisite skills and provide equipment needed for an amazing adventure right here in our own back yard.

Addressing Climate Change

WSU, the City of Winona and other area learning institutions formed Sustain Winona, which is committed to achieving climate neutrality.

Promoting Resource Stewardship

Together with In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and other area partners, WSU launched a yearlong Water Project to promote a broader understanding of regional, national, and international water issues.

Learning by Giving

Our students performed nearly 135,000 hours of community service in 2008. The exemplary service of students, faculty, and staff earned “With Distinction” recognition by the U.S. President’s 2008 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

WSU welcomes new collaborations and opportunities to further serve and improve our community. 

Relay For Life
Relay For Life
Support caregivers, survivors, and cancer research during the 2014 Relay For Life April 25.
Kryzsko Construction
Kryzsko Construction
Learn more about the renovation project taking place in Kryzsko and how WSU students will benefit.
Join Our Community
Join Our Community
Become a part of the team advancing Winona State University. Apply today to be the new Vice President for University Advancement!
WSU Celebrates Arbor Day
Winona State University will celebrate Arbor Day and the dedication of the Richard and Moonyeen Holle Arboretum from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, ...
Servant Leadership
Incoming dean of the Winona State University College of Business Hamid Akbari will present “Servant Leadership: An essential style for organizing and ...
The Wellzine
The Wellzine

The April and May issues of The Wellzine are now online! Learn about healthy alternatives and get educational advice. 




Empty Bowls
Empty Bowls
Donate to the Winona Food Shelf and receive a bowl made by WSU ceramic students and local potters filled with soup from local vendors April 17.