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Academic Success Communities house students together on a residential theme floor with others possessing similar academic and personal interests. Specific programs are designed around a floor’s theme and are presented by residence life staff, faculty associates, other academic partners and the residents themselves.

Academic Success Communities 
D.R.E.A.M. Weavers

DreamWeavers 2014

The Dream Weavers community is designed to Develop Residents to Educate And Mentor through exploring concepts of education both inside and outside the classroom. Through faculty and staff interaction, students in this community will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of what it means to be an effective educator. This community will bring together students interested in all levels of education and create new ways to bring concepts to life for students.   

2014-15 D.R.E.A.M. Weavers hall locations*: The Courtyard at Winthrop 2nd floor; Phelps ground floor; Richardson 6th floor (co-ed); Wofford 4th floor

 Winthrop Connect

Winthrop Connect 2014

Transitioning into a new environment can be a daunting task. The Winthrop Connect community enables students to create their own idea of what it means to be a community member and experience college life--whether it is academic or socially based. Faculty, staff and students will develop a variety of events and activities that assist students in creating their own memorable experience. After all, college isn't just about learning and living...it's about connecting!

2014-15 Winthrop Connect hall locations*: The Courtyard at Winthrop 3rd floor; Lee Wicker 2nd and 3rd floor; Phelps 1st floor; Richardson 3rd floor; East Thomson 1st, 3rd, and 4th floor; West Thomson all floors; Wofford 2nd and 3rd floor 

Honors Housing

Honors Housing 2014

The Honors community offers members of the Winthrop University Honors Program the opportunity to interact with their peers, and develop a community that thrives on academic success and scholarship. Faculty, staff and students together will create programming that focuses on students’ academic interest while also the skills to become well-rounded Winthrop citizen. (Note: Participation in this community is limited to students admitted to the Winthrop University Honors Program).

2014-15 Honors Housing hall locations*: The Courtyard at Winthrop 4th floor; Richardson 1st floor; Wofford 1st floor

Healthy U

Healthy U 2014

Making the choice to live a healthy lifestyle goes beyond simply eating and exercising on a regular basis.  This community will focus on all forms of wellness, which include emotional, physical, sexual, and intellectual wellness. The faculty, staff and students who are a part of this community will develop and implement programs that focus on bettering the Winthrop student as a whole.

 
2014-15 Healthy U hall locations*: The Courtyard at Winthrop 1st floor; Margaret Nance 3rd floor; Phelps 3rd floor; Richardson 7th and 8th floor; Wofford 7th and 8th floor

 Creative Habitat

Creative Habitat 2014

Explore creativity beyond the confines of the classroom, museum walls, and symphony halls. Seek to find the sleeping creativity within all of us that will assist you in all aspects of life. Members of the Creative Habitat have the opportunity to explore issues in new and innovative ways, and draw inspiration from their world.  Faculty, staff and students will create and participate in programs that focus on all types of creative endeavors, in ways that relate to the transition to college and life. 

2014-15 Creative Habitat hall locations*: The Courtyard at Winthrop 2nd floor; Margaret Nance 1st and 2nd floor; Richardson 2nd floor; Wofford 5th floor

 Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives 2014

Broaden your understanding of world cultures, languages, technological innovation, politics, history, and business while sharing your own in a truly intercultural community. The Global Perspectives community offers opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore local, regional, national, and international experiences outside of their own culture and experiences.


2014-15 Global Perspectives hall locations*: Lee Wicker 1st floor; Phelps 2nd floor; Richardson 4th floor; Roddey all floors

 Leadership Explorers

Leadership Explorers 2014

The Leadership Explorers academic success community seeks to enhance students' access to campus resources and tools that will enable them to be truly engaged learners, and develop into effective service-oriented citizens and leaders in their aspired professions. Students will learn the importance of campus and community involvement, and by working collaboratively with faculty and staff, students will not only be shaped by their experience, but will have the opportunity to lead their peers in shaping their experiences.


2014-15 Leadership Explorers hall locations*: Richardson 5th floor (co-ed); East Thomson 2nd floor; Wofford 6th floor

*ASC building locations change from year to year, the locations listed above are only for the 2014-15 academic year 

BENEFITS:

  1. Increased retention and graduation rates
  2. Improved grades
  3. Regular interaction with faculty, in and out of the classroom
  4. Specialized programming by the resident assistants
  5. Classes held in the residence hall
  6. Opportunities for increased community interaction with peers/classmates