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Cultural Life Program

The intent of the Cultural Life Program (CLP) is to encourage students to attend a variety of high quality events that provide enriching, challenging cultural experiences. Collectively, events designated as CLPs should engage students in a spectrum of issues, ideas, and artistic expressions from various disciplines and cultures. Events foster a sense of community on campus and help those in attendance see multiple compelling and legitimate views on cultural issues, inspiring a life-long pursuit of intellectual fulfillment and cultural engagement.

Upcoming CLP events

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CLP for Students

Each student at Furman must attend a total number of CLP events equal to four times the number of semesters (fall and spring) in which he or she enrolled for courses on the Furman campus.

Learn more about CLP requirements for students

CLP for Sponsors

Faculty and designated staff sponsors should be sure to review all guidelines and finalize your planning and room reservations before proposing a CLP event.

View requirements for sponsors
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History & Overview

Implemented in 1974, the Cultural Life Program originated from three areas of the university: in academic life, as a turn from pressure toward conformity; in religious life, as an exploration of calling; and in student life, as a way to enhance community.

Read about the history of CLPs

Upcoming Events

Interested in learning which CLP events will be coming soon?

View our calendar
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Event Proposal

Event proposals can now be submitted by faculty and designated staff members via a newly constructed module of the Course Proposal System.

Propose an event