Winona State University Theme

For WSU and for the Winona community, partnering around year-long themes has proven to be an effective strategy for bringing faculty, staff, students and community members to the engagement table.


2018-19 Theme: Resilience

Resilience is the ability to adapt well and grow when faced with adversity or difficulty. It can be displayed by materials that don’t break under pressure, but instead bend or flex. It is shown by strong communities that are inclusive, sustainable, courageous and able to learn and grow from conflict.

For people, it is an essential skill and a mindset for success and well-being in the 21st century.

Winona State University is a community of learners improving our world. By building resilience within our community, we can support and prepare students, staff and faculty for the rigors of academic pursuit, the challenges of an ever-changing employment marketplace and the ups-and-downs of life.

The Resilience Theme will include personal exploration, connections and expression through the arts and community. These experiences will help WSU community members develop strategies and skills to persist through challenges and adversity at the individual and community level.

Alongside WSU campus-wide initiatives, Resilience will be explored and practiced through: