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

Diversity & Student Engagement

Resource Page

Post-election discussion resources
2020 Election & Post Election Support Gatherings and Resources. CLICK here to access the full listing. This is a crowd source document. 

Handy pocket guides for students when they engage in conversation with other individuals.

Living Room Conversations - Election 2020: Moving Forward Together is a two week series of election focused conversation for people to come together and share hopes and concerns, to process grief and anxiety, and to relate and build understanding even across poitical differences.

Post Election Campus Resource and Response Guide by  

Diversity Dialogue Recordings

Diversity Dialogues: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech - Click the link to access the recording of the town hall discussion.

Diversity Dialogues: A Discussion on Racism - Click here to access a collection of resources that have been complied to help students, faculty, and staff to process and self-educate on racism.

Other campus resources
African American Studies - The minor in African American studies is an interdisciplinary program providing students with an intellectual base for understanding the multifaceted dimensions of the Black experience in the United States, Africa, and the African Diaspora. The minor allows students of all races and ethnicities to deepen their knowledge of this underappreciated aspect of the human experience and examine the relationships between various kinds of cultures.

Roddey-McMillan Record - The Roddey McMillan Record is a monthly student newspaper that promotes awareness and understanding of issues concerning minorities for the betterment of the entire Winthrop community.

Safe Zones - A program designed to increase understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender issues and to provide identified safe zones for everyone. SAFE ZONES members are allies to the LGBTQ+  population and are identified by displaying a SAFE ZONES symbol. This symbol signifies to all students that this zone is safe and free from discrimination. Members are required to attend a formal orientation.

Information Regarding Name Changes
If you have legally changed your name and have new documents, such as a social security card
or re-issued birth certificate that display this new name, then you will want to fill out and submit
the Name Change/Social Security Number Change form. According to this form, there are only
four currently accepted reasons for doing a Name Change: marriage, divorce, an incorrect name,
or a legal name change. This change will change your name in all Winthrop systems, both
informal and formal.

If you do not go by your legal name and would like the name you go by reflected on your
Winthrop Class ID, in the Photo ID System, and in Wingspan, then you will want to fill out
and submit the Preferred Name Request form. When you do this, the change should also be
reflected in Blackboard.

Both forms are submitted through the Office of Records and Registration. Their phone number is
803-323-2194, and their email is If you have any questions, it is best
to contact them directly, but if you want to direct any inquiries, concerns, or issues to our office,
please reach out through

Office of AccessibilityThe Office of Accessibility (OA) provides accommodations and support services to students with documented disabilities.

Campus Event Guidance for Inclusive Event Planning
Inclusive Event Planning Guidelines (PDF-241K)
Inclusive Event Planning Checklist (PDF-208K)

Winthrop's International Center - The International Center is the home away from home for international students, scholars, faculty, and guests. The Center is a vital resource in assisting students with the many layers of cross-cultural adjustment. One of the main goals of the Center is to highlight the relevance of global learning at Winthrop University. Through programming such as the annual International Education Week events, including the International Tea, and the International Bazaar held each spring, the Center educates and accentuates the diversity which international student, scholars, and faculty bring to our campus.  


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Last Updated: 11/4/20