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"To bridge the gap between students, alumni and the community by shedding light on the treasures and traditions of Winthrop University."

The Winthrop Alumni Association established the Student Alumni Council (SAC) in 1984 to stimulate the interest and participation of students in the progress of the university and to preserve and further the feeling of loyalty and fellowship between the university, students, community and alumni.

SAC fosters a desire among students to support the university and concern for its well-being; educates students on the purposes, benefits and activities of the Alumni Association; shows students ways in which they can support the University following graduation; identifies specific needs of students as they prepare for graduation to assist them in making the transition from students to alumni; develops and implements service-oriented programs, which will enable students to contribute to the efforts of the Alumni Association, University Advancement, other campus departments, and the community; and engages and educates students and the campus community in the history and traditions of the University.


SAC Recruitment

We look for excited, passionate Winthrop students who want to share their love of Winthrop and its traditions with students. SAC opens recruitment each fall semester. Students interested in joining SAC will complete the application form and be invited for an interview with the executive committee and Alumni Association staff.

The Student Alumni Council meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the DiGiorgio Campus Center. SAC works with the Alumni Association to host tradition-driven events each semester to engage students, alumni and prepare students for life after graduation.

SAC Involvement on Campus

SAC Tree LightingFrom freshmen move-in day through graduation, SAC members serve as the resident "tradition keepers" who promote the spirit, history and tradition of Winthrop and provide opportunities for students to develop into active, engaged citizens and future alumni. Events that SAC hosts include:

  • Grad Finale
  • Ring Ceremony 
  • Ghost Tours
  • Homecoming and Reunion
  • Garnet & Gold Fridays
  • Annual Tree Lighting


Upcoming Events

The Student Alumni Council offers a number of events and activities to keep Winthrop students engaged throughout the year. Follow SAC on  Instagram (@winthropsac) for updates on upcoming events!
*All event times are Eastern unless otherwise noted.



Official Ring Days

Wednesday, Jan. 31 - Thursday, Feb. 1 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 13 - Thursday, Feb. 15 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Thursday, Feb. 29 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

DiGiorgio Campus Center Lobby

If you are a degree-holding alumnus, a current student who has completed 54 credit hours, achieving Junior or Senior status, or a graduate student who has completed at least 18 hours at Winthrop University, you can purchase the Official Winthrop Ring and other Winthrop jewelry! Stop by the Jostens table in the DiGiorgio Campus Center to purchase your official Winthrop ring, stackable rings or collegiate tag as a lifelong reminder of your Winthrop experience.

The Student Alumni Council will welcome you at the Jostens table to provide more information about the Official Winthrop Ring.

Receive a discount when you place your order at the table. You can also shop the Jostens website anytime or call 800/854-7464 to place a Winthrop ring or jewelry order.


Spring Grad Finale  

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 - 6 p.m.

Bookstore Commons, located inside the bookstore in the DiGiorgio Campus Center

Graduating in May? Grad Finale is your one stop place for all things Commencement! Stop by the Bookstore Commons, located inside the bookstore in the DiGiorgio Campus Center, for all your Commencement needs. 

The event is hosted by the Student Alumni Council and the Alumni Association. Students graduating in May are invited to the Winthrop Bookstore to receive information on graduation status, alumni benefits, purchase class rings, graduation announcements and regalia. Campus departments at the event include Annual Giving, Career Development & Internships, Graduate School, Jostens, Oak Hall, Records and Registration, Student Financial Services, Technology Services, West Center and the Winthrop Alumni Association. The event is not mandatory for graduates to attend, but an easy way to get all your Commencement questions answered and learn more about what Winthrop can do for you after graduation! 



Spring Official Ring Ceremony

Wednesday, April 10 | 6 p.m.
Richardson Ballroom, DiGiorgio Campus Center

The Student Alumni Council presents the Official Spring Ring Ceremony! Students who purchased their rings prior to Thursday, Feb. 29 are eligible to participate in the ceremony and be presented with their rings. Participating students will receive a link to RSVP closer to the ceremony date. 

Purchase your Official Winthrop Ring as a lifelong reminder of your Winthrop experience by shopping the website for our exclusive partner, Jostens.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides strategic direction and guidance to the organization. These informed and engaged campus leaders serve as ambassadors and committee chairs on behalf of the organization and university.

Heaven Hawkins Heaven Hawkins

Kymoree Wynn

Kymoree Wynn

Erica Jenkins Erica Jenkins

Marketing Chair
Jaqairia Rogers Jaqairia Rogers

Membership Chair
Nakyla Jackson Nakyla Jackson

Traditions Chair

Ayana Jones Ayana Jones

Campus & Community Outreach Chair


Stay Connected to SAC

Follow SAC on Instagram (winthropsac) to see what we are up to!

SAC at Convocation