Winthrop University: Residence Life - Academic Success Communities

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Academic Success Communities house students together on a residential theme floor with others possessing similar academic and personal interests. Specific programs are designed around a floor's theme and are presented by residence life staff, faculty associates, other academic partners and the residents themselves.

 

BENEFITS:

  1. Increased retention and graduation rates
  2. Improved grades
  3. Regular interaction with faculty, in and out of the classroom
  4. Specialized programming by the resident assistants
  5. Classes held in the residence hall
  6. Opportunities for increased community interaction with peers/classmates

D.R.E.A.M. Weavers

DreamWeavers

The Dream Weavers community is designed to Develop Residents to Educate and Mentor through exploring concepts of education both inside and outside the classroom. Through faculty and staff interaction, students in this community will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of what it means to be an effective educator. This community will bring together students interested in all levels of education and create new ways to bring concepts to life for students.

Honors Housing

 Honors Housing

 The Honors community offers members of the Winthrop University Honors Program the opportunity to interact with their peers , and develop a community that thrives on academic success and scholarship. Together, faculty, staff, and students will create programming that focuses on students' academic interests. This also enhances students' skills which allow them to become well-rounded Winthrop citizens. (Note: Participation in this community is limited to students admitted to the Winthrop University Honors Program.

Creative Habitat

 Creative Habitat

Explore creativity beyond the confines of the classroom, museum walls, and symphony halls. Seek to find the sleeping creativity within all of us that will assist you in all aspects of life. Members of the Creative Habitat have the opportunity to explore issues in new and innovative ways, and draw inspiration from their world. Faculty, staff and students will create and participate in programs that focus on all types of creative endeavors, in ways that relate to the transition to college and life.

Leadership Explorers

 Leadership Explorers

 The Leadership Explorers academic success community seeks to enhance students' access to campus resources and tools that will enable them to be truly engaged learners, and develop into effective service-oriented citizens and leaders in their aspired professions. Students will learn the importance of campus and community involvement, and by working collaboratively with faculty and staff, students will not only be shaped by their experience, but will have the opportunity to lead their peers in shaping their experiences.

Last Updated: 8/1/19