Winthrop University: Office of Diversity & Student Engagement
Contact Information
Diversity & Student Engagement
216 DiGiorgio Center
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4514 (fax)

Diversity & Student Engagement

About Us

Winthrop University's student body totals more than 6,000 and is composed of individuals from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds who make up approximately 38% of the university's population.

In an effort to promote cultural diversity, the Office of Diversity & Student Engagement provides students, faculty members, and staff with several avenues through which they can enhance their knowledge about other cultures and the diversity issues that individuals belonging to such cultures face in today's society. We sponsor a number of multicultural clubs and organizations as well as special events throughout the school-year that bring light to such topics.

Be sure to click on the 'Events and Programs' tab and follow us on social media to get the most up-to-date information!

Accepting nominations for Women of Excellence 2021! Click here to learn more and access the nomination form. Please submit your nomination form by March 15th. 

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Instead of taking the holiday off, participate in Winthrop University's MLK Week of Service from January 18 - 22, 2021!

The MLK Service Week honors Dr. King's legacy of service by working with the community, building unity and cultivating relationships across campuses and communities around the world. We would be remiss to not offer you all this powerful opportunity to serve in your community. Due to covid-19, students will not gather in Richardson Ballroom to receive their assigned service projects. This year, we are putting the students in the driver seat! We've adopted three organizations that we'll focus our efforts on this year. Click the link below to participate in a service project with one of these organizations. No need to worry about doing the service on the official Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we've made arrangements so that students can choose a time throughout the week.


MLK Celebration Program 2021
Guest speaker: Chelsea Brown '14
Special apprearances by Angelo Geter '08, City of Rock Hill Poet Laureate and Winthrop University Vision of Prayze
Click here to view


 Several ways to engage!

1. Attend MLK Celebration.
    January 18th at 1:00 PM. Link will be provided.

2. Participate in service throughout the week. Registration link above.

3. Donate to one of our agencies. Click here for needs list.
4. Attend the candlelight vigil sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
    Date & time to follow soon.

5. Share what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy means to you. Students organizations are asked to        submit a video. 

6. Follow the Office of Diversity & Student Engagement and the Office of Student Activities on                social media! @wudiversity * @winthrop_osa

Check out these photos from MLK Day of Service in previous years!

MLK Day of Service 2019

MLK Day of Service 2020


Summer flashback...
Diversity Dialogue: A Discussion on Racism
If you missed this important conversation, feel free to check it out below.

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Click here for recording link.

Click here for a collection of resources on racism. 

Stay tuned for additional Diversity Dialogue discussions on a variety of topics.
Presented to you by the Diversity Council. 









Last Updated: 3/10/21