- The university has been named one of 70 institutions nationally to participate in the Lead Initiative by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the leading voice for the student affairs profession.
- Selected institutions, representing public and private two- and four-year colleges and universities, have committed to a series of strategies to make civic learning and democratic engagement an integrated and core component of their student affairs areas. Winthrop is one of two South Carolina schools to participate.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Named 1 of 9 Consulting Institutions for Civic Engagement" (2013). Winthrop News 2013. 171.