Student Handbook Furman University

Furman University is a community of learning enriched by the wide variety of experiences and perspectives of its students. To support and enhance this environment, we have developed a set of well-defined policies, procedures and regulations that outline our expectations for all students, including undergraduate day students, undergraduate evening students and graduate students. We believe these guidelines promote the greater good, and ensure that every student has the ability to pursue their academic goals. As you become a member of our community, we encourage you to review our standards, and gain a greater understanding of what it means to study at Furman.

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Student Conduct Procedures

Get information about our student conduct process and procedures for students in violation of university policies and procedures. 

Student Conduct Code

Learn about our expectations for student members of our community. 

Housing and Residence Life Policies

Review our rules and regulations for living in our residential community. 

Student Organization Policies and Procedures

If you are planning to join a student organization, be sure to review the procedures and guidelines that we have outlined for these groups. 

Student Organization Conduct Report

Review recent conduct history for organizations.

Administrative Policies

Learn about the policies established by our university to ensure your personal freedom and safety.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Get information about our sexual misconduct policy, procedures and support resources.

Furman University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

Inquiries concerning nondiscrimination on the basis of sex or on the basis of disability may be referred to Furman University’s Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. Furman University’s Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator is Melissa Nichols, whose office is located in Suite 215 of the Trone Student Center, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613. Ms. Nichols may be contacted by phone at 864‐294‐2221 or by email at melissa.nichols@furman.edu. Individuals also have the right to file a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s office for Civil Rights by contacting the District of Columbia Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475; Phone 800-421-3481; email: OCR@ed.gov.

All other inquiries concerning nondiscrimination involving students not addressed in this Policy may be referred to Furman University’s Vice President for Student Life, Connie Carson. Ms. Carson’s office is located in the Trone Student Center, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613. Ms. Carson may be contacted by phone at 864‐294‐2202 or by email at connie.carson@furman.edu. Employees with inquiries concerning nondiscrimination not addressed in this Policy may contact Robert Bierly, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources. Mr. Bierly’s office is located in Room 108 of the PAC. He may be contacted by phone at 864-296-3730 or by email at robert.bierly@furman.edu. In the event an incident involves alleged misconduct by the Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, reports may be made directly to Ms. Connie Carson (for students) or Mr. Robert Bierly (for employees). Members of the community may also report concerns regarding discrimination using the Campus Conduct Hotline at 866-943-5787 or online at: robert.bierly@furman.edu. In the event an incident involves alleged misconduct by the Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, reports may be made directly to Ms. Connie Carson (for students) or Mr. Robert Bierly (for employees). Members of the community may also report concerns regarding discrimination using the Campus Conduct Hotline at 866-943-5787 or online at: www.furman.edu/birs.

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