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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. 

Common Book Project
Common Book Project
"The American Way Of Eating" by Tracie McMillan has been selected as the 2014-15 Common Book.
2014 Wellness Exchange
2014 Wellness Exchange
WSU and Live Well Winona will host the 2014 Wellness Exchange for Lifelong Learners. Register early and save!
Creative Innovation
Creative Innovation
Register today for WSU's Camp Invention! Students learn how to solve real-world challenges with 21st century technology.
2014-15 Common Book Selected
The Winona State University 2014-15 Common Book will be “The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields, and the Dinner ...
Professor Appointed to International Board
Marianne Collins, Associate Professor of Marketing in the College of Business, has been appointed to serve on the Sales & Marketing Executives ...
Digital Learning
Digital Learning
The Digital Life and Learning Program integrates technology surrounding students, faculty & staff with new ways to learn in and out of the classroom.
It's Coffee Time
It's Coffee Time
Engage in friendly conversation over a cup of hot joe! International Coffee Hour will be held Friday, July 25.