CENTERS OF IMPACT SQUARELY IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING BIG

Students speak with Dr. Dripps at the Shi Center Students work on Farm

START A HUMAN BUTTERFLY EFFECT

David E. Shi Center for Sustainability

What if your research could set something big in motion? A bottomless think tank where students, educators and leaders work to address the largest sustainability questions facing humanity, the Shi Center is a catalyst where students are offered a chance to contribute to world-changing research. Just how important is this to us? Over two-thirds of Furman courses integrate sustainability content.

Be sustainable

President Clinton and The Riley Institute Fellows

YOU HAVE FOLLOWERS. BUT ARE YOU A LEADER?

The Richard W. Riley Institute

Want to become a thought leader? Twitter is one place to start. But learning from one of President Clinton’s top deputies is another. Named for two-time South Carolina governor and former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley, the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership cultivates leaders among students, and broadens perspectives about issues critical to progress in South Carolina and beyond.

Become a leader

Medical doctor and student GHS partnership Male student doing research in lab

HOW TO TAKE THE PULSE OF AN ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD

Institute for the Advancement of Community Health

There are challenges that face patients beyond the physician’s office. Who better to tackle those than you? With the development of the Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, students have opportunities for medical and health collaboration across campus and community partners, as well as internship, research and mentorship opportunities on issues like diversity and food security.

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CONTRIBUTE TO THE GREATER GOOD

Collaborative for Community-Engaged Learning

What you will learn in the next four years won’t be limited to semesters or confined by campus gates. You can begin making your mark in the community now. The Collaborative for Community-Engaged Learning promotes the exchange of ideas and positive change by creating collaborations between students, faculty and community partners. Be part of an interdisciplinary research team that collects and studies data to address a pressing local issue. Work with community partners to improve public transportation, identify priority areas for land conservation, develop a community garden in an under-resourced neighborhood, and ensure that all communities thrive.

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