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WSU Global Connections

Welcome to Global Connections

Global Connections brings engaging co- and extra-curricular events to WSU Global Campus students—free and online. Global Connections connects you with other students and expert presenters through webinars, livestreamed events, academic contests, and activities.

If you need help navigating this site, please contact global.connections@wsu.edu for assistance.

Check out upcoming and past events!


Stay Connected Through Social Media

Get updates, participate in contests, and be part of the #OnlineCoug community.

Join us on Instagram, Facebook, X (Twitter), LinkedIn, and YouTube


Wellbeing Online

Dedicated to helping you develop skills that foster a happy, balanced life by taking a holistic approach to healthy living. 

We offer mindfulness sessions and relationship care and maintenance sessions by appointment.

You can also book one-on-one recovery coaching, or learn about overdose prevention and get Narcan training by emailing: cougs.forrecovery@wsu.edu


Global Campus Featured Events & Contests

Our online events are a mix of fun game nights, informative webinars, and interactive meet-ups. To stay connected between live events, participate in our asynchronous contests. All of these opportunities are a great way to engage with the global Cougar community!

World Social Justice Day Contest

February 20th – 29th

Help WSU Global Campus celebrate World Day of Social Justice by joining our contest! This contest is intended to give Online Cougs an opportunity to share the social justice they have participated in, give others ideas, and build community in the process. Click the link below to share your story and one lucky S&A fee paying Global Campus student will win an awesome prize!

Share Your Story

Queer Love Movie Night – Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Club

February 26th @ 4:00 PM PT

Join the WSU LGBTQ+ Club this Valentine’s season and watch a movie showcasing queer love. We will be watching Jenny’s Wedding through the free movie streaming service Tubi. Watch along with us on Zoom, where you can engage with other students in the chat and enjoy a relaxing movie night with some friends.

About the movie: “Jenny’s parents and siblings are always trying to set her up with a man when she visits them. What they don’t know is that she’s already met the right person, her “roommate” Kitty, 5 years ago and she wants to marry her and start a family.” -IMDb

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Cougs Don’t Haze: A Hazing Prevention Virtual Workshop

February 26th @ 6:00 PM PT

In this informative workshop, the WSU Hazing Prevention Advisory Committee will help us define what hazing is, while exploring the practical myths and impacts of this complex issue. We will also learn about reporting procedures and discuss who is required to report it. Additionally, we will evaluate group dynamics, explore the Hazing Behaviors Spectrum, and learn more about the Hazing Prevention Advisory Committee. During this live event on Zoom you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions, so please join us for this unique experience.

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Cougs and Cubs: A is for Activist

February 27th @ 6:00 PM PT

We’re excited to invite you and your family to a Book Night under the stars. Join us on Zoom where we will be reading, A is for Activist, written by Innosanto Nagara. Immerse yourselves in the magic of storytelling as we come together to explore activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books. That’s not all – we’ve prepared an engaging activity that will make the evening even more special.

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First Generation Public Meeting

March 1st @ 2:00 PM PT

Join First Generation Club leaders as we discuss upcoming events, contests, and more. Have your voice heard if you have any feedback or suggestions you want to share. Meetings take place through Zoom on the first Friday of every month and are open to everyone regardless of First Generation Club membership status.

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WSU Global Campus Virtual Job Fair

March 7th @ 5:00 PM PT

WSU Global Campus organizations are hiring student leaders for the 2024-2025 academic year! Representatives from Student Government (ASWSUG), Global Connections, the Resource Allocation and Accountability Board, and the Board of Reagents will all be discussing open positions. Learn about how you can join the WSU Global Campus team at our virtual job fair on Zoom. If you are self-motivated, task oriented, and want to help grow the Online Cougar community, we want to meet you!

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LGBTQ+ Club Public Meeting

March 19th @ 3:00 PM PT

The WSU Global Campus LGBTQ+ Club invites you to attend our safe and inclusive space. Join us on Zoom as we plan future events and discuss the clubs’ opportunities, there might even be fun surprises! You can suggest future ideas for the club, ask questions, or just come to hang out. All are welcome!

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Cougs and Cubs: Included

March 20th @ 6:00 PM PT

We’re excited to invite you and your family to a Book Night under the stars. Join us on Zoom where we will be reading, Included: A book for ALL children about inclusion, diversity, disability, equality and empathy, written by Jayneen Sanders. Immerse yourselves in the magic of storytelling as we come together to explore that kids with disability are just like kids everywhere. This event will teach your little ones about ways they can be more inclusive in their play and encourages the celebration of diversity in all its unique and wonderful forms. Children will come away with a growing understanding that people everywhere have differing abilities, and this only makes the world a more colorful, exciting, diverse and amazing place. That’s not all – we’ve prepared an engaging activity that will make the evening even more special.

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Share Your ‘Why’ – Crimson & Gray Day Contest

March 22nd – April 7th

Why WSU Global Campus? You tell us! Help us celebrate Crimson & Gray day (WSU’s 134th birthday is March 28th, 2024) by sharing your story. Use the link below and one lucky S&A fee paying Global Campus student will win an awesome prize! Everyone’s journey is different and we all took unique paths toward WSU Global Campus. Come together by sharing your story, we want to hear them! What made you choose WSU Global Campus?

Coming soon! (March 22nd – April 7th)

Mannerism Workshop

March 25th @ 2:00 PM PT

Our goal for this workshop is to cover the basics of Mannerism. Generally, mannerism focuses on the speaking, behaviors, or gestures that occur when interacting with others. Sometimes we are not always aware of our mannerisms when we are in public and communicating with others, so hopefully by the end of this workshop you will be more aware of some of the gestures that occur.

This event is open to all WSU Students and staff. Only WSU Global Campus S&A fee-paying students will be eligible for free swag given away during the event. 

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Musical Bingo Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Club

April 2nd @ 4:00 PM PT

Join the WSU Global Campus LGBTQ+ Club for an evening of fun and prizes. We will be playing live games of Bingo through Zoom, with a musical twist. After we play a short clip from a popular song, guess the correct song title and mark it on your card, 5 in a row is Bingo! All are welcome to the inclusive event, come from the music, prizes, or the good company.

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First Generation Club Meeting

April 5th @ 2:00 PM PT

Join First Generation Club leaders as we discuss upcoming events, contests, and more. Have your voice heard if you have any feedback or suggestions you want to share. Meetings take place through Zoom on the first Friday of every month and are open to everyone regardless of First Generation Club membership status.

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Tokenism Workshop

April 11th @ 4:00 PM PT

This workshop is to bring awareness to Tokenism, a form of racism, and how we can better understand the term. Tokenism is a way of preventing criticism and making sure things are inclusive and everyone is treated with fairness. Tokenism plays a part in our everyday lives, including in the media, and our intentions with this workshop are to help educate what Tokenism is and how to identify when it is happening in front of us.

This event is open to all WSU Students and staff. Only WSU Global Campus S&A fee-paying students will be eligible for free swag given away during the event.

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LGBTQ+ Club Public Meeting

April 16th @ 3:00 PM PT

The WSU Global Campus LGBTQ+ Club invites you to attend our safe and inclusive space. Join us on Zoom as we plan future events and discuss the clubs’ opportunities, there might even be fun surprises! You can suggest future ideas for the club, ask questions, or just come to hang out. All are welcome!

Click here to RSVP

Global Cougs Clean Contest

April 16th – 30th

🌎 Join the Global Cougs Clean Contest! 🌿
From April 16th to April 30th, we’re hosting an exciting virtual contest that you won’t want to miss.
🚮 Trash Pickup Kit for Early Birds!
Register by April 16th, and we’ll send you a special Trash Pickup Kit loaded with fun gifts to enhance your Earth Day experience.
🌟 Incredible Prizes Await!
Share your experience by filling out the form or post a photo with the hashtag #GlobalCougsClean, and you’ll automatically enter the race for incredible prizes.
🌈 How to Join?
It’s easy – just click the link below, register, and become part of a global movement dedicated to a cleaner, greener planet.
🌍✨ #GlobalCougsClean

Coming soon! (April 16th-30th)

Cougs and Cubs: We Are All Connected

April 30th @ 6:00 PM PT

We’re excited to invite you and your family to a Book Night under the stars. Join us on Zoom where we will be reading, We Are All Connected: Taking care of each other & the earth, written by Gabi Garcia. Immerse yourselves in the magic of storytelling as we come together to explore caring for each other and the earth. We Are All Connected reminds us that it is up to all of us to care for each other and the earth. When we celebrate differences, stand up for each other and work together, the world is a better place. That’s not all – we’ve prepared an engaging activity that will make the evening even more special.

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Cougs and Cubs: All Kinds of Families

May 28th @ 6:00 PM PT

We’re excited to invite you and your family to a Book Night under the stars. Join us on Zoom where we will be reading, All Kinds of Families, written by Suzanne Lang. Immerse yourselves in the magic of storytelling as we come together to explore all types of families. This event will teach your little ones about lots of nontraditional family structures. Kids will love finding their own family represented, no matter if they have two moms, one grandpa, or just a cousin named Doug. That’s not all – we’ve prepared an engaging activity that will make the evening even more special.

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Cougs and Cubs: Kindness Makes Me Stronger

June 25th @ 6:00 PM PT

We’re excited to invite you and your family to a Book Night under the stars. Join us on Zoom where we will be reading, Kindness makes you stronger, written by Elizabeth Cole. Immerse yourselves in the magic of storytelling as we come together to explore kindness. This book follows Nick on his grandparents’ farm with his new friends – funny animals that don’t behave nicely. Having faced a great challenge our little hero manages to teach his new friends the power of kindness, caring and compassion. That’s not all – we’ve prepared an engaging activity that will make the evening even more special.

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Suggest Your Own Ideas

Is there something you’d like to learn about that isn’t being offered?  Let us know!  If you are interested in Global Connections hosting a presentation on a specific topic, issue, or skill, or if there is a speaker you’d like to hear from, please suggest it for a future program using the link below.

Click here to Suggest a Program

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