James R. Connor University Center

Warhawk Connection Center

The Warhawk Connection Center or WCC is UW-Whitewaters’s intercultural student center. The Warhawk Connection Center was named by students, for students, and serves as a space for all students to establish communal relationships with Warhawks of varying backgrounds and identities. In addition to being a space for students to collaborate, connect, relax or study, the WCC is home to weekly programs and workshops that enhance intercultural awareness and competence, promote emotional, mental and physical wellness, and foster community through civil discourse.
Event Details Event Description
  • September 12
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Connection Student Council E-Board Welcome Back Event

  • Collaborate, connect, and build community with members of the Connection Student Council.
  • September 20
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Org Info Night

  • Learn more about/network with: Black Student Union, Latinos Unidos, IMPACT, International Student Association, Native American Cultural Awareness Association, Southeast Asian Organization, and more!
  • Light refreshments provided while supplies last
  • Open to all students, faculty, and staff on campus
  • September 27
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Intercultural Enrichment Event:

The Hidden Faces of Latine Excellence Presentation

In collaboration with Latinos Unidos

  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, increase your cultural competency, and learn more about the Latinx excellence that exists on the UW-Whitewater campus and beyond.
  • October 4
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Campus Resource Series:

Student Activities & Involvement

  • Learn more about Student Activities & Involvement on campus and how to utilize their resources.
  • Take your collegiate experience to the next level.
  • October 11
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Warhawk Development Program:

Know Your Rights Discussion

In collaboration with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

  • Get an in-depth look into the rights you have in specific police interactions. These interactions will include on-campus, off-campus, and police stops.
  • Jolly Emrey, a UW-W political science professor will speak to important laws everyone should know and will address the best way to navigate those situations.
  • This discussion will leave you with more knowledge about current laws and police procedures.
  • October 17
  • 4:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Fireside Chat:

Colorism: The Law of Skin Tone

  • Many people face prejudice and discrimination purely based on their skin tone. In this event, you'll learn what colorism is and how it impacts specific communities.
  • Gain insight about the biases and discrimination that exists for many with certain skin complexions.
  • October 19
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Warhawk Wellness Program:

Knowing Your Limits: Alcohol Awareness

In collaboration with University Health & Counseling Services

  • Join us for an interactive discussion that sheds some light on the importance of drinking responsibly and how to be safe in environments that have alcohol.
  • November 1
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Intercultural Enrichment Program:

Impacts of Microaggressions

  • Learn what microaggressions are, the negative implications of microaggressions on underrepresented groups, and how you can navigate situations where microaggressions are utilized at a high rate.
  • The audience will have the opportunity to address any of the microaggressions they may have faced in the past or are currently facing.
  • November 8
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Intercultural Enrichment Program:

LGBTQIA+ Impacts: Behind the Rainbow

In collaboration with IMPACT

  • Learn about the contributions and excellence that exists in the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • November 15
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Intercultural Enrichment Program:

First Nation Resilience

In collaboration with NACAA (Native American Cultural Awareness Association)

  • Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month and learn about the difficult situations that existed and still exist for Native Americans.
  • Learn how they continue to contribute and bring excellence to our society regardless of the issues they faced and still face.
  • November 29
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Warhawk Development Program:

Is Representation Enough?

  • Learn about representation, key benefits associated with it, and how representation affects microaggressions and overall ignorance.
  • December 5
  • 3:30 pm
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Fireside Chat:

Lived Experiences: What's Your Story?

  • Learn about how important lived experiences are, and gain more knowledge about other people's backgrounds, especially those with a different identity.
  • Take part in a discussion surrounding lived experiences and leave with a higher level of empathy for those who are different than you.

Name Email
Black Student Union uwwbsu@uww.edu
Disability Rights, Education, Activism and Mentoring (DREAM) dream@uww.edu
IMPACT impact@uww.edu
International Student Association (ISA) isawhitewater@gmail.com
Greek Life hendersotn23@uww.edu
Latinos Unidos (LU) latinosunidos304@uww.edu
Native American Cultural Awareness Association (NACAA) NACAA@uww.edu
Non Traditional Pad SmithLM11@uww.edu
PB Poorman Pride Center selvicks@uww.edu
Southeast Asian Organization (SAO) SAO@uww.edu
Whitewater Student Government (WSG) wsg@uww.edu
  1. Inclusivity: Embracing diversity and creating an inclusive environment that welcomes Warhawks from all backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. Encouraging participation and ensuring every Warhawk feels valued and heard.
  2. Respect: Fostering a culture of mutual respect, where Warhawks treat one another with dignity, kindness, and empathy. Encouraging open and constructive communication, while discouraging discriminatory or disrespectful behavior.
  3. Collaboration: Promoting collaboration and teamwork within our community, encouraging Warhawks to work together, share ideas, and support one another. Creating opportunities for joint projects, knowledge sharing, and collective problem-solving.
  4. Trust: Building trust among Warhawks by acting with integrity, being transparent in decision-making, and honoring commitments. Encouraging accountability and reliability to establish a sense of trust and reliability within our community.
  5. Shared Purpose: Defining and communicating a shared purpose or vision that unifies our community. Encouraging Warhawks to align their efforts towards common goals and values, fostering a sense of belonging and shared identity.
  6. Continuous Learning: Promoting a culture of continuous learning and personal growth within the community. Encouraging members to explore new ideas, share knowledge, and engage in ongoing education or skill development.
  7. Supportive Environment: Creating a supportive environment where Warhawks feel safe to express themselves, share their challenges, and seek help when needed. Encouraging  mentorship, peer support, and a sense of community care.

The WCC is a great space to learn, relax and study with a variety of tables/chairs and soft furniture. 

Student Org Supplies-- Butcher block paper, helium and poster making supplies free of charge are also available.

Use of Space -- depending on the event the WCC could be the perfect place! 

WCC Reservation Policy and Requirements

WCC Reservation Form


The mission of the Warhawk Connection Center is to establish a true sense of community amongst all Warhawks. We strive to provide opportunities for Warhawks to learn about the importance and uniqueness of the cultures and identities that make up our community. We also provide a space where Warhawks can commune and collaborate with one another in efforts to make Whitewater feel like home to all. 


Fall Semester:

Monday-Friday: 7:00 am-11:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am-11:00 pm

Sunday: 11:00 am-11:00 pm


Aaron Broadwater:
Program Specialist-Development
(262) 471-7168

Warhawk Connection Center:
(262) 472-6217

University Center Rm. 127
190 Hamilton Green Way
Whitewater, WI, 53190