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WIU-QC Campus Introduction

WIU-QC - Community Volunteers, Interns, and Qualified Alumni - Improved Businesses & Organizations - Employees seeking Higher Education, Donors

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities highly values our relationships with students, alumni, parents, and families. We continually evaluate how our activities serve our mission:

Western Illinois University, a community of individuals dedicated to learning, will have a profound and positive impact on our changing world through the unique interaction of instruction, research, and public service as we educate and prepare a diverse student population to thrive in and contribute to our global society.

All our Quad Cities students live in the community and commute to campus. The average age of our students is 32, so the large majority work and have families. We try to be aware of these facts as we strive to create a climate that promotes academic excellence and, at the same time, offers learning opportunities in and out of the classroom.


Our Alumni

Engaging our alumni and nurturing their ongoing relationship with WIU offers challenges and opportunities for mutual enrichment. The WIU Alumni office has a wealth of information about Alumni events and offerings This link will open in a new browser window. The online social network ,this link will open in a new browser window, provides many ways to reconnect with old friends and make new ones who share common interests about WIU.

We work closely with the business community. Our students complete internships with many area employers. Business representatives serve on advisory councils, assist with fundraising, and share their expertise with students and faculty. We listen to the business community so we can effectively meet their needs in preparing students for employment, and develop curricula that will help our students compete in a global economy. Our many close relationships with businesses help us enhance the educational opportunity for students, and afford them with opportunities for personal growth.


Serving the QC

WIU-QC students, faculty, and staff serve the community in a great many ways. Through practicum experiences and student teaching, students have real world experiences that benefit them as well as those they serve. Class projects and service projects by student groups, ranging from blood drives, to community clean-up days, to Angel Tree projects to provide holidays gifts for needy children, to programming with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, engage the campus family with the community. Our keen sense of social responsibility is the basis for our community involvement.

We encourage you to explore the many ways WIU-QC interacts with the surrounding community by clicking on the left menu items!