Winthrop University: West Forum

John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy

We in the West Forum are committed to keeping our students and community informed on all things politics and policy. Below you will find a wide array of information from previous events, these events are on out YouTube if you wish to view them! If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to us at


Check out our Newsletter

West Forum Newsletter Issue 01 (pdf - 2.9m)

West Forum Newsletter Issue 02 (pdf - 1.1m)

West Forum Newsletter Issue 03 (pdf - 4.3m)


COVID Resources from COVID-19 Insights Event


Self-Care Resources from Post Election Round Up: Where Do We Go From Here? Event 

    • Counseling Support
      Same-Day Appointments Mon-Fri
      Sign up via Patient Portal and/or call
    • Counseling Self-Help Resources
      Access online platform Here

    • Diversity Center Virtual Offices Hours
      Fridays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm Access the link Here
    • Gentle Flow Yoga with Isabella
      Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
      Instagram Live @wu-rec

    • Basic Yoga with Maria
      Mondays, 5:30-6:15 p.m. (Room 206)

    • Indoor Cycling with Jen in the West Center (Spin)
      Monday, 6:00-6:45 p.m. (Room 122)

    • Cardio Hip Hop in the West Center
      Monday, 7:30-8:15 p.m. (Room 122 with Steffan)
      Tuesday, 8:30-8:45 p.m. (Room 206 with Kim)
      Wednesday, 7:30-7:45 pm (Room 206 with Steffan)
      Thursday, 8:30-8:45 p.m. (Room 122 with Kim)

    • HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
      Tuesday, 5:30-6:15 p.m.

    Guidelines for Self Care PDF (103 kb)

    Click here to view the event video!


**All previous events/videos and their accompanying information can be found on our Videos page.


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 The mission of the Voter Friendly Campus designation is to bolster efforts that help students overcome barriers to participating in the political process. Winthrop was evaluated based on a campus plan about how the university would engage student voters, how it facilitated voter engagement efforts on the campus and a final analysis of the institution’s efforts.

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The West Forum focuses on programs, events, and activities that promote civic engagement, focus on pressing issues of the day, and seek to encourage individual involvement in community affairs of all types. Winthrop's motto of Live, Learn, Lead fits well with Mr. West's initiative of preparing the next generation of citizens and leaders for upcoming challenges that the world will be asked to face. The West Forum seeks to do just these things: promote leadership and educate its citizens.

Last Updated: 4/9/21