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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. 

Join Our Community
Join Our Community
Help advance Winona State University. Apply today to be the new Vice President for University Advancement!
Congrats Dean Miertschin!
Congrats Dean Miertschin!
Charla Miertschin has been appointed dean of the Winona State University College of Science and Engineering.
Spring Commencement
Spring Commencement
 The Spring Commencement ceremonies will take place May 9 in McCown Gym.
Democracy in Action
Media Advisory This event is not open to the public, but media are encouraged to attend. For photo and interview opportunities, call the WSU ...
Recognizing Equality Initiative
Winona State University will host “The Recognizing Equality Initiative” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Student Activity Center, Kryzsko ...
Ending Gender Violence
Ending Gender Violence

Join WSU to learn what you can do to create a safer campus by reducing sexual violence. President Olson will kick off the event April 24.




Celebration For Trees
Celebration For Trees
WSU will celebrate Arbor Day with a dedication of the Richard and Moonyeen Holle Arboretum and ceremonial tree planting Friday, April 25.