James R. Connor University Center

Warhawk Connection Center

Through programming and collaborations within and across identity boundaries, the Warhawk Connection Center (WCC) serves as a diversity resource for and provides outreach to all students, faculty, and staff. As part of UC - Student Activities & Involvement, the Center educates individuals and fosters a sense of community through campus-wide events, displays, and student involvement opportunities, while supporting the initiatives of others engaged in diversity education.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.


Event Details Event Description
  • September 14
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

WCC Org Welcome Back Event

In collaboration with all identity-based organization's e-board members

This event his held each semester in order to bridge the communication gap between each of the WCC housed organizations that exist within the WCC space. We speak to the goals & expectations of the Warhawk Connection Center & Connection Student Council. In addition, we give each org the ability to introduce their e-boards, upcoming events, goals & initiatives they have for the upcoming year.

  • September 28
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Esperanza: A Reflection of Hispanic Heritage and Stories Discussion

In collaboration with Latinos Unidos

This event will be geared toward creatively speaking to the Latinx culture. Through a few different mediums we hope to inspire students to find the need to continuously learn more about this underrepresented community. Discussions, activities, and cultural heritage content will be shared during this event to give the campus community more information about the Latinx Community. We plan to discuss key aspects of Latinx culture through the use of specific passages from a book representing Latinx culture.

  • October 5
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Fireside Chat Panel Discussion: Identifying Your Privilege

This will be a discussion-based event centered around understanding our privilege. In a candid and open conversation, we plan to uncover the privileges we may have and how they can be used to assist others who may not have the same privileges. Through in-depth discussion we hope to have event participants feel free to open up about the plights they have faced due to others privilege, while also addressing the privilege they have as well.

  • October 11
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

LGBTQIA+ History: The Who, When, and Why Presentation

In collaboration with IMPACT

The event will be used to shed light on a group that deserves to be highlighted on a regular basis. We hope to speak to what the National Coming out day is and why it is important. Speaking to key terms and concepts associated with “coming out” will be a great way to help those outside of the LGBTQA+ community learn more and ultimately have the tools needed to be more inclusive. Additionally, we want to address the fact that this month is the LGBTQA+ History Month. Speaking to the cultural history, misconceptions, and excellence that exists within this community.
  • October 19
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Inclusive Language Discussion

In collaboration with IMPACT

This event will be constructed in a way that will identify the importance of utilizing inclusive language. Additionally, we will uncover what this may look like, how to do it, and discuss how to navigate the use of inclusive language appropriately. Furthermore, we will identify how this may look in different environments including professional settings, social settings, and more. Overall, we hope to have this event help others to learn what is and is not appropriate.
  • October 25
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Disability Awareness Discussion

In collaboration with DREAM

This DREAM and WCC collaborative event is meant to bring attention to an underrepresented group that has ties to many different areas of society. We will address key misconceptions and myths associated with disabilities. We will provide a space for those with disabilities to speak to the misconceptions they have experienced here on this campus. Additionally, we will utilize this time to speak to individuals with disabilities’ excellence and triumphs within the community.
  • November 2
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center
Fireside Chat: How to be an Ally Although many marginalized groups appreciate and are thankful for support of specific ally’s, it is important to have a healthy conversation about highlighting do’s and don’ts associated with appropriate allyship. Within this discussion we would like to disclose the proper ways one should become an effective ally for those in these marginalized groups. This will be a candid conversation that will potentially help student leaders come up with ways they hope to be assisted by those outside of their groups. Additionally, this conversation may help potential allies have a first-hand look into how they can accurately assist those in groups they may not identify with.
  • November 8
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center
Equity vs. Equality Presentation This is a WCC presentation centered around uncovering the differences that exist between two important terms and concepts. The event will be focusing on the key differences that exist between equity and equality. By sharing content on both topics and having in-depth discussions we hope students and staff will come away with a detailed understanding of the terms. Additionally, we plan to utilize interactive discussion and activities to further help students and staff firmly grasp the importance of equity over equality.
  • November 15
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Financial Security Discussion

In collaboration with UW-W Financial Services

This is an event geared toward helping college students understand how to adequately save/invest, limit school debit, and utilize money/credit earned now to set them up for the future. It would be beneficial for students to gain some key tips on each of these categories, while also having scenarios presented to show how things could go good or bad if done correctly or incorrectly. With the help of Financial Services, we would like to have specific information shared to help with these topics.

  • November 22
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Thanksgiving Origins Presentation

In collaboration with NACAA

This event will be conducted in a way that will shed light on the true history of Thanksgiving, while paying homage to the Native Americans that inhabited America in the past and present. With so many misconceptions about thanksgiving it is imperative that we highlight the Native American cultural, while speaking to myths and misconceptions about this community. Additionally, this event will be used to celebrate Native American culture & Excellence.
  • November 30
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Health First, Student Right After Presentation

In collaboration with TIFU Cultural Ensemble

The WCC will be collaborating with TIFU Cultural Ensemble for a herbal health presentation from a herbalist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our presenter will be creating a PowerPoint demonstrating how the things we consume on a daily basis has a huge effect on our bodies. Come to learn effective ways to increase your overall health through this herbal health presentation. This presentation will provide content speaking to how herbal health can help address issues most college students face including: Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, and Loss of energy.
  • December 6
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Warhawk Connection Center

Mutual Aid Presentation

In collaboration with IMPACT

This event will be geared toward understanding the concept of Mutual Aid, and giving participants the information needed to being to foster it. We will also address how this helps communities. Additionally, we will identify how to use mutual aid adequately. Through discussions and interactive activities, we hope to give participants a clear understanding of the concept and how it will assist those within underrepresented groups.

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

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



Mission

The Warhawk Connection Center's (WCC) goal is to strive to enhance an individual’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of diversity in our contemporary society.



Hours

Summer:

Monday-Friday: 7:00 am-4:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed



Contact

Aaron Broadwater:
Program Specialist-Development
(262) 471-7168
broadwatAS15@uww.edu

Warhawk Connection Center:
(262) 472-1471
wcc@uww.edu

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