Winthrop University Police Department

Community Policing

Adopt-a-Hall Program

The Winthrop University Police Department is committed to providing quality programming for students in the residence halls, for fraternal organizations, and for other student organizations. Our Adopt-a-Hall program assigns an officer to each residence hall to work with students and resident assistants (R.A.'s) to provide educational programs.

Programming topics are chosen from the following five areas:

  • Cultural Diversity - These programs concentrate on promoting cultural diversity throughout the campus. Also available in this area are educational programs on hate groups and domestic terrorism.

  • Safety/Security -These programs include a range of topics such as personal safety, internet safety, operation ID, fire safety, credit card safety, and other crime prevention topics.

  • Sexual Assault - These programs concentrate on sexual assault awareness, date rape drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB, and services offered by the Winthrop University Police Department and the Victim Advocate. A program for men and their role in sexual assault is available.

  • Substance Abuse - This area covers the effects of alcohol and drugs, the laws regarding the use of alcohol and controlled substances (marijuana, crack cocaine, various other drugs like valium, xanax, etc.) and, unusual methods of substance abuse such as using inhalants. Upon request, officers will also conduct programs using Alcohol 101, an interactive and dynamic computer program about alcohol, it's effects, and the consequences of irresponsible drinking.

  • Other - The Police Department will provide other programs designed to meet student interests that does not fall into the above four areas. Examples include violence over the internet, careers in law enforcement, the criminal justice system, child safety, etc. If you have a particular program in mind for your group, please contact the Police Department.