Winthrop University Police Department

Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes

Winthrop University takes incidents of bias, harassment, discrimination and hate very seriously. We do not tolerate such acts in our community. If you have experienced or witnessed such aggressions, it takes courage to speak out. Thank you, in advance, for providing as much information as possible through this on-line form. All efforts will be made to protect your privacy as allowed by federal law. Information provided through this form helps us better understand campus climate.

This online reporting form is for non-emergency incidents of bias and harassment that have impacted members of the Winthrop University community. If you are in an emergency situation in which you need medical attention, counseling or IMMEDIATE resources, please contact the Winthrop University Police Department at 803/323-3333. You will be connected with a confidential resource immediately. In the case of sexual violence or intimate partner violence Winthrop University's Victim Service Coordinator will be contacted.

Some common frustrations with on-line reporting are:

  • Perceived inadequate follow up. You can help with this by providing as much information as possible.
  • Inability to know the full outcome of the response. There are times that information about incident response cannot be known by those who report. This is often due to personnel and student record privacy policies.
  • The response does not feel adequate. We will do everything we can to honor your preferences regarding follow-up. Incidents of bias and hate are deeply impactful and there may not be a response that "makes it better". However, we will do all we can to ensure that you feel heard and that we approach each response option available to you.