Winthrop University Police Department

Victim Advocate

The Winthrop University Police Department provides comprehensive services to assist Winthrop University students who have been the victims of crimes in all of their needs through referral and contact with campus and community resources.

These services include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting victims throughout the investigation and prosecution of the offender

  • Contacting professors on the victim's behalf

  • Informing victims of their rights

  • Offering immediate crisis intervention and follow-up counseling

  • Providing referral contact information

  • Serving as a liaison for the student within the campus community

The Victim Advocate, located in the Good Building at 526 Myrtle Drive, provides services to any currently enrolled Winthrop University student, whether the crime occurred on or off campus and whether or not the victim chooses to file an official police report. All communication with administrative offices is handled with utmost discretion.

The Victim Advocate can be contacted at 803/323-2548.

You may also refer to the Student Advocacy and Trauma Support Web site.  The office provides direct services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking as well as campus-wide educational programming to prevent these crimes from occurring.