The West Center provides educational and recreational opportunities for the campus community in a safe, engaging environment promoting academic growth and healthy lifestyles. Construction of the West Center exemplifies Winthrop University's dedication to fostering the wellness of our students, faculty and staff. The West Center is the recipient of a 2008 Educational Interiors Showcase "Outstanding Project Award" for interior design and a Charlotte Business Journal "Green Award."
The Lois Rhame West Health, Physical Education and Wellness Center is the site of both academic and wellness pursuits. Offices located in the facility include Health and Physical Education, Sport Management and Recreational Services. The West Center contains the following facilities: climbing wall, four racquetball courts, 25-yard pool with 8 lanes, four basketball courts that can also be used for badminton and volleyball, an 8,000 square foot weight room, 2,000 square feet of cardio space with four additional cardio stations and two aerobic/activity rooms. Use of the West Center is free for currently enrolled Winthrop University students.