Welcome to the heart of Western Kentucky University's Campus!
Located in the center of WKU's campus, the Downing Student Union is truly the crossroads of WKU activities. Constructed in 1970, the building was named after former Western Kentucky University president, Dr. Dero Downing. Today, the facility houses auxiliary and academic support services, is the primary dining location on campus, and serves as the student organization meeting facility.
A variety of student-based programming occurs throughout the year including pageant, lectures, and special events. Whether you want to buy books/supplies, enjoy a meal, become involved in leadership/volunteer activities, inquire about student organizations, seek job opportunities, acquire about your student ID, find tutoring assistance, buy postal stamps, or just meet friends, the Downing Student Union is the place to visit while you are at Western Kentucky University.
DSU Renovation Project
WKU Media Relations and Web Services has worked closely with Planning, Design and Construction to create a website that lists current, accurate information regarding all facets of the upcoming DSU Renovation Project. These updates include a complete relocation and construction schedule. You may access the site here: http://www.wku.edu/duc_renovation
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