Welcome to Winthrop
Winthrop University employs a diverse and able faculty and
professional staff of national caliber and supports their work as effective
teachers, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and creative artists. Small
class sizes and an emphasis on high-impact practices such as active learning,
common intellectual experiences, undergraduate research, and global learning
create an atmosphere where faculty have the opportunity to provide their
students with close mentorship and individual attention.
Founded in 1886, Winthrop offers its students an educational
experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness,
and civic engagement. Today, more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate
students are enrolled at Winthrop. Our students’ achievements, character, and
resiliency can be seen in the classroom in their drive to learn and succeed as
well as in their demonstration of service to others. While they arrive on
campus from diverse cultural, geographic, social, and economic backgrounds,
Winthrop students share a common sense of community and purpose.
In surveys, focus groups, and other forms of feedback, a
theme that emerges time and again among Winthrop students, alumni, prospective
students, and employees is an appreciation of the University’s inclusive
environment and sense of community. Winthrop University actively seeks to hire
faculty and staff who share our commitment to service, excellence, diversity,
and community and who will help to enrich the campus culture and the Winthrop
experience for their students and colleagues.
About the Area
Winthrop’s campus encompasses a
picturesque blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National
Register of Historic Places. Behind its stately façade, you’ll find top-notch
academic facilities equipped with SMART technology. An attractive recreational
area surrounds Winthrop Lake and includes a 6,100-seat coliseum and numerous
athletic facilities, both for collegiate and recreational play.
The fifth largest city in South
Carolina, Rock Hill is a thriving community ideally located twenty minutes from
Charlotte, NC, and a day-trip’s distance from either the mountains or the
beach. Winthrop University and the City of Rock Hill partner in a variety of
initiatives focused on supporting Rock Hill's growth as a classic "college
town," with all the livability, walkability, local business vitality, and
varied activities for which college towns are known nationwide.
The heart of Rock Hill, including the environs of Winthrop University, is known as "Old Town," characterized by a variety of residential neighborhoods, offering easy access to campus, to downtown, and to museums and arts venues. The information hub for Old Town and its distinctive offerings can be found at www.onlyinoldtown.com, with emphasis on the following categories:
Places to live in Old Town Rock Hill: Please see currently available properties close to Winthrop at: http://www.onlyinoldtown.com/live.
Places to go in Old Town Rock Hill: Please see events calendars at: http://www.onlyinoldtown.com/go.
Things to do in Old Town Rock Hill: Please see attractions listing at: http://www.onlyinoldtown.com/do.
More about the activities of the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation -- many involving Winthrop University -- can be found here: http://www.rockhillusa.com/news.