Campus and Community Service:
Western Kentucky University understands the importance of reciprocal relationships in service partnerships. Our service partnerships take the form of Campus Partnerships, Community Partnerships, and National Partnerships.
Several campus offices work together during the year to provide opportunities for students to engage in serving and learning. Some offices include: the WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships, WKU Student Activities, Housing & Residence Life, Center for Career and Professional Development, Office of Sustainability, and the Health and Fitness Lab (WellU).
Community Partnerships work collaboratively with WKU departments for annual and monthly service events in addition to partnerships for service-learning and community-based research. The following is a list of some of the WKU's community partners involved in events such as Big Red's Blitz, Project Affect Campus & Community Engagement Fair, Top Life Service, and National Volunteer Week.
Organizations include the following: American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Barren River Area Safe Space, Bowling Green International Festival 2014, Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society, Community Action of Southern Kentucky (GoTransit), Community Action of Southern Kentucky (Seniors), Crossland Community Church, Curbside Ministries, Disabilities Resources, Faith United Methodist Church, Habitat For Humanity ReStore, Habitat of Bowling Green/ Warren County, Hosparus Hospice of Southern Kentucky, HOTEL INC, Houchens Center, Housing Authority of Bowling (Grant Way), Housing Authority of Bowling Green (Double Springs), International Center of Kentucky, Lost River Cave, Natcher Elementary Family Resource Center, New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding Center, Operation P.R.I.D.E., RUF, South Central Kentucky Kids on the Block, The Center for Courageous Kids, The Foundry Christian Community Development Center, Village Manor, Warren Central High School, Wee Care Nursery, WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships, WKU Child Care Centers, and WKU Habitat for Humanity.
National Partnerships have grown in service efforts at WKU. Strong partnerships are visible with St. Jude's Hospital and the American Cancer Society for annual events. The national board for The $100 Solution program also calls WKU its academic home and home to the only $100 Solution Living Learning Community. Other National Partnerships include the Canstruction organization.
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