Build New Paths Together

Winthrop is devoted to diversity and inclusion through its

  • diverse student body—approximately 47% of Winthrop students are from racial and ethnic minority groups
  • multicultural organizations where students can celebrate and learn about different cultures while connecting with their peers
  • workshops designed to cultivate a more educated, empathetic and supportive community of allies
  • resources to help students succeed in college while being their most authentic selves

Students are encouraged to get involved in celebrating diversity on campus through spreading awareness of their own lived experiences, learning about the culture of others, and participating in events and workshops centered on diversity education and embracing different perspectives.

Find Your Community and Foster Equity

Get involved and support our diverse community by joining one of the many student organizations dedicated to promoting equity and supporting minority groups on campus. A few examples include:

  • Collegiate Curls
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Culture Club
  • Diversity Peer Educators
  • Her Campus at Winthrop
  • Hispanic Culture Society
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • S.A.G.E.
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Events & Programs

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Events & Programs

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with food and trivia, listen to a panel discussion about growing up LGBTQIA+ in the south, or learn how to destress for World Mental Health Day at events hosted by the Diversity Center.

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Workshops

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Workshops

Get educated on topics like allyship, values-based actions, privilege, and combating stereotypes by participating in workshops led by Diversity Peer Educators—fellow students trained to facilitate presentations on diversity and inclusion.

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How Does Winthrop Support Equity?

Winthrop strives to foster an environment where students feel free to be themselves and grow their own unique communities by hosting diversity dialogues and town halls; providing resources to educate allies and the overall community on topics related to racism, LGBTQIA+ issues and accessibility; providing support services for international, first generation and marginalized student groups; and empowering students to declare their preferred name, gender identification and pronouns.

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Safe Zones

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Safe Zones

The Safe Zones program promotes awareness and understanding of LGBTQIA+ concerns and issues, and allows students to identify allies and discrimination-free zones on campus.

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Accessibility

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Accessibility

The Office of Accessibility provides educational resources, accommodations and support services so that students with disabilities can fully engage with their classes and student life.

About Accessibility

Visit the Diversity & Student Engagement Center

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