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.
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
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
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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