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
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.
Diversity Recruitment Day
The Diversity Recruitment Day is for underrepresented, underserved, first generation students 9th – 12th grades. The purpose of the day is to provide participating students with empowering information, strategies, and practical tools to assist them in making a successful transition from high school to college. Participating students receive information on how to effectively manage the college admissions and financial aid processes, as well as how to write winning college scholarship essays.
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 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.
Extended Office Hours
Student workers, interns, and Mr. Hines will have extended office hours for the Inclusion & Diversity Office on Monday and Thursday from 4:30 - 7pm. During this time, students will be able to interact with other diverse students on campus, have time to do their homework, as well as engage in various workshops and presentations to enhance their knowledge, critical thinking, and leadership skills. Students will also be asked to assist with different projects/events that are being held by the various groups that are associated with the office.
WSU Quick Facts