Department of Residence Life
and University College feature academic theme floors as
part of the experience offered within the Academic Success
Communities. An academic theme floor is where students are
housed together in a residential setting 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
> Leadership Explorers
want to be a leader on Winthrop’s campus?
The Leadership Explorers community equips its members with
the tools, skills and resources needed to become an effective leader
and community member on campus.
Hall activities, designed by faculty, students and staff,
will allow students to reflect on their own leadership style, as
well as what it means to engage in leadership at
and beyond. With a hall
full of leaders, the direction of this community is in your hands!
Richardson and Wofford 8th Floor
> Environmental Issues |
you passionate about protecting the environment?
Do you believe in “going green”?
Do you want to educate your peers about the importance of
recycling? Members of
the Environmental Issues community will explore the environment and
the ways it is affected by our everyday actions.
Activities developed by community members and the faculty
partner will include discussions on current issues, community
awareness projects, recycling programs, and service learning
Wofford and Richardson 1st Floor; Lee Wicker 302-330
> Healthy "U" |
Living a healthy lifestyle goes beyond simply eating right and
exercising. Members of
the Healthy U community will explore what wellness really means, by
participating in a wide variety of activities that promote positive
and balanced life-style choices.
Members of the Healthy U community have the opportunity to
participate in programs including nutrition seminars, relationship
discussions, and healthy stress relieving activities.
Additionally, students in this community will benefit from
the brand new West Center,
offering state-of-the-art health and wellness programs and
Richardson and Wofford 5th and 6th floors; Margaret
Nance 3rd Floor; Lee Wicker 1st Floor; Phelps 3rd Floor Courtyard
> Learning for Life |
Transitioning to college and learning to navigate a new campus and
academic requirements can be a daunting task.
The Learning for Life community assists first-year students
in this transition, while learning valuable life skills and
enriching their academic experience.
Faculty, students and staff develop a variety of events and
activities ranging from book discussions to time management
workshops to weekly hall cooking lessons.
Richardson and Wofford 3rd, 4th & 7th Floors; Margaret Nance
1st Floor;Phelps 67-86; Lee Wicker 243-270/332-370, Roddey
Apartments (all floors); Courtyard 4th Floor
> 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
staff and students together will create programming that focuses on
students’ academic interests and that will assist students in
balancing their social and academic lives.
(Note: Participation in this community is limited to students
admitted to the Winthrop University Honors Program).
Richardson and Wofford 2nd Floor; Courtyard 4th Floor
Broaden your understanding of the cultures of
the world while sharing your own in a truly intercultural community.
The Around the World community offers opportunities for participants
to educate themselves on languages, cultures, travel as well as
Winthrop’s many international study abroad
programs and the National Student Exchange Program.
Members of this diverse community have one thing in common -
interest in international travel and different cultures.
> 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 a commitment to
considering issues in new and innovative ways, and draw inspiration
from their world.
Students, faculty and staff create programs that focus on
brainstorming, creative ways to handle the transition to college and
both traditional and non-traditional art/creative endeavors
(drawing, journaling, cooking, crafts, inventions, etc.).
Margaret Nance 2nd Floor; Lee Wicker 202-242
> Business and Economics
Step outside the graphs and numbers, to explore business and
economics principles as they affect you today.
Faculty, students and staff members will investigate concepts
of entrepreneurialism, budgeting and markets.
Students from all majors will learn how business and
economics can influence their chosen career path – from developing a
business plan for a small art studio to understanding how market
trends can affect the field of science.
Gain opportunities to network with other students, faculty
and community business leaders to expand your earning potential.
East Thomson 3rd and 4th Floors; Courtyard 3rd Floor
> Historical Perspectives
Broaden your understanding of the present, by delving our
Members of the Historical Perspectives community will explore the
events of the past, to apply and expand their knowledge of the
current affairs of today’s society.
Historical topics, events and concepts will be explored, and
applied to various fields and areas of interest ranging from
business to art. Learn
where we are going, by knowing where we’ve been.
West Thomson 3rd and 4th Floors
> D.R.E.A.M. Weavers
Dare to change the life of others through the teaching profession.
The D.R.E.A.M. Weavers community is designed to
through exploring concepts of education both inside and outside the
classroom. This community
will bring together students interested in all levels of education to
share ideas, create new ways to bring concepts to life for students, and
unlock the hidden potential inside of everyone.
Phelps 2nd Floor
> Math and Science
Einstein, Edison, and now you. Activities on this floor will
explore the scientific known and unknown while pushing the limits of the
human mind. Residents of the
Math and Science community will network with their peers and faculty,
while learning about the many career opportunities available in these
ever evolving and advancing fields.
East Thomson 1st and 2nd Floors
> Helping Hands
One person can change the world, and the Helping Hands community brings
together those students who want to impact the world around them.
Members of the Helping Hands community will join together to
explore areas of need in the Winthrop,
Rock Hill and
Residents will engage in both large and small-scale service projects,
while educating their peers on the value and importance of giving back
to their community.
West Thomson 1st and 2nd Floors; Phelps 140-186; 1st Floor
1. Increased retention and
2. Improved grades
3. Regular interaction with faculty, in and out of the classroom
4. Specialized programming by the
5. Classes held in the residence hall
6. Opportunities for increased community interaction with