Diversity and Inclusion
At Furman, we embrace meaningful diversity and equality as embodied by both implicit values and explicit practices in all of our endeavors. As a university community, we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff from every walk of life.
For Furman, diversity goes beyond any single category and includes the full range of differences that encompass all that makes us unique, including differences in race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability, religion, world view and many others.
Diversity & Academic Study
At Furman, we're committed to exploring the cultural dimensions of our global community. That’s why we've developed a number of interdisciplinary minors and courses to help you understand the cultures, histories, and intellectual traditions that shape the experiences of people in our growing, pluralistic world.
Diversity & Campus Life
We are a community of learning enriched by the wide variety of experiences and perspectives of our students. At Furman, you’ll meet students who share the same passions but approach things from different angles. Whether you’re studying biology or computer science, literature or politics, your classmates will always expose you to new ideas and possibilities.
Chief Diversity Officer
“The key, really, is learning from each other, understanding that everyone needs their own support systems, and embracing differences. There’s not a simple answer for anything related to the issue of diversity, and it’s going to take many conversations, connections and discussions to figure out the best solutions for Furman.” — Chief Diversity Officer Michael Jennings, Ph.D.
Diversity Vision and Statement
Our vision and statement together speak to the established values around diversity and inclusion that guide our path as an institution.
Resources and Programs
The Furman community offers multiple opportunities to connect, celebrate, and learn about diversity and inclusion.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Our committee works to create a campus culture that reflects the character and values of the institution.
Awards and Grants
Our community honors individuals who advance Furman’s value of diversity and inclusion.
Task Force on Slavery and Justice
Researching Furman's past to have a more just acknowledgment of that past.
The Abraham Slavery Project
Inspired by Abraham, a former slave of James C. Furman, the Seeking Abraham Project will investigate the university's historical connections with slavery.
Calendar of Events