- Winthrop is one of nine universities nationwide selected for the American Council on Education's Change and Innovation Lab.
- Winthrop's program is entitled RISE: Realizing Investments in Student Engagement.
- The RISE Program will focus on all first-generation undergraduate freshmen and transfer students, regardless of their age, to provide intensive academic counseling and career mentoring, as well as alternative programming.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Selected as One of Nine Nationally to Participate in ACE Change and Innovation Lab" (2014). Winthrop News 2014. 57.