FOIA Requests

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It is the policy of Winthrop University to upon request provide access to inspect or receive copies of public records in accordance with Title 30, Chapter 4, of the South Carolina Code of Laws, known as the “Freedom of Information Act” (FOIA). Winthrop University respects the right of citizens to inspect or receive copies of public records and will in good faith respond to all requests with a spirit of cooperation and transparency.

Be aware that The Family Privacy Protection Act of 2002 prohibits persons or private entities from using any personal information obtained from Winthrop University for commercial solicitation purposes. A person knowingly violating this prohibition is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to the penalties specified in 30‐2‐50 (D).

Before you submit a FOIA request, please be sure you familiarize yourself with Winthrop University Public Records Policy and the Fee Schedule. See Related Links on the left.


If you have any questions or need to provide more information on an existing request, then e-mail