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WKU Community Outreach

Bowling Green, Kentucky is the home of Western Kentucky University.The Kentucky Museum, located on the campus of WKU, serves the community through the advancement and appreciation of history and art.The $100 Solution™ House is a living-learning community that was developed to further engage students committed to solving community-determined needs with only $100.WKU has teamed up with the Community Farmers Market, where students may spend Big Red Dollars to purchase locally-produced goods.Every August, M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan participants "blitz" Bowling Green, providing service to local non-profit agencies during the campus' largest community service event: Big Red's Blitz!WKU Recycling supports recycling efforts on and off campus. Drop off your recyclables at the Single Stream Community Recycling bin.Canstruction® is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local food pantries. Campus & Community Network. Thursday, November 12, 2015. 2:30pm. Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce. Register at wku.edu/alive. For more information, contact Leah Ashwill at leah.ashwill@wku.edu. The Campus & Community Network serves as a connector for campus and community experts that work collaboratively to address needs.

Bowling Green, Kentucky is the home of Western Kentucky University.

The Kentucky Museum, located on the campus of WKU, serves the community through the advancement and appreciation of history and art.

The $100 Solution™ House is a living-learning community that was developed to further engage students committed to solving community-determined needs with only $100.

WKU has teamed up with the Community Farmers Market, where students may spend Big Red Dollars to purchase locally-produced goods.

Every August, M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan participants "blitz" Bowling Green, providing service to local non-profit agencies during the campus' largest community service event: Big Red's Blitz!

WKU Recycling supports recycling efforts on and off campus. Drop off your recyclables at the Single Stream Community Recycling bin.

Canstruction® is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local food pantries.

Community Outreach

Western Kentucky University's culture promotes social responsibility and civic involvement. Our students volunteer frequently in Bowling Green, Warren County, and the surrounding areas, and many of our departments sponsor programs that benefit the community. Read about some of these great programs below, and explore this site to see the ways WKU stays involved in Southern Kentucky. 

Center for Citizenship & Social Justice

The Center for Citizenship & Social Justice (CCSJ) is committed to providing academic and extra-curricular experiences that empower WKU students, faculty and staff to address complex social issues in partnership with the communities they serve. CCSJ grew out of a merger of the former WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships and the WKU Institute for Citizenship & Responsibility (ICSR) in 2016. After careful planning and preparation for a comprehensive, best practices model of scholarly community engagement, the new CCSJ offers the best of what the two former programs provided. | Learn More


 

Leadership & Volunteerism Programs

The Office of Student Activities has implemented various programs to encourage leadership and volunteerism among the student body of WKU. Through specific fundraising events like St. Jude's Up 'Til Dawn and Make a Difference Day and ongoing efforts like alternative breaks and the Dynamic Leadership Institute, students are able to give back to their community and experience the benefits of volunteerism first-hand. | Learn More


 

Going Green with WKU

Honored as a Green Ribbon School by the US Department of Education, WKU strives to reduce our impact and assist the surrounding community in sustainability efforts. The Office of Sustainability ensures that WKU is an institution that provides innovative solutions to global challenges, prepares students as engaged and responsible citizens, and observes best practices in campus operations and services. | Learn More

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