Winona State University is committed to cultural diversity and understanding on campus, and to prepare all members of our community for successful living in a global society. The Office of Inclusion & Diversity offers a variety of programs and initiatives for students, faculty, staff, and the community.

H.O.P.E. Summer Academy

June 18 - 28, 2014

H.O.P.E. (Harnessing Opportunities for Post-Secondary Education) Academic and Leadership Academy is a one-week summer residential program for male and female high school students. The purpose of the Academy is to provide students with an opportunity to experience authentic campus living—real faculty + real residence halls + real choices in real time for a successful transition from high school to real college life!

Family Ties

9th Annual Family Ties:" Home Away From Home" schedule

Family Ties is a family-centered program designed to offer new and transfer students to Winona State University rich opportunities to make a successful transition to a four year living/learning community, in partnership with their families. The program's structure helps to foster student leadership, cross-cultural relationship, and cultural competency awareness & skills; and the building of the tight-knit community that characterizes the WSU/Family Ties experience. Students will learn new things about themselves, their new "home away from home," and how to connect within the Winona campus community, through a broad range of organized academic support & advising; leadership; and mentoring & social support activities.

Academic Progression Report

Academic Progression Reporting System (APRS) is designed to identify those students who are having academic difficulty at any point in their four years at WSU. Staffs of the Office of Inclusion & Diversity, Student Support Services, and the Athletic Department help students address their needs, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success.

SILCC Mentoring Program

Students Impacting Lives on Campus and in the Community (SILCC) Mentoring program is designed to offer current Winona State University students immersion opportunities to become more fully involved with on campus and off-campus community life. Through peer mentor and mentee leadership roles this program promotes the academic, personal, and career development of other students. This is done by one to one and group activities & events; including volunteerism.