The Furman Advantage

The Pathways advising program provides students with intentional, personal and weekly advising the first two years of their college experience, bolstered by close work with faculty on research, internships and more. Our faculty developed this approach to build those skills that we know change lives — strong habits of reflection, attentive decision-making and a sense of purpose and agency grounded in deep self-knowledge and confidence.

Through CLEARLY FURMAN, donors can invest in endowed funds that aim to bring these high-impact experiences to every student, including programs that will: 

  • Support the faculty and staff in advancing the quality and innovations of the Pathways Program.
  • Dramatically increase high-impact internship opportunities for students with financial need.
  • Strengthen our extensive global experiences that build transferable knowledge and skills.
  • Expand the mentoring and advising that are so critical to guiding students toward lasting fulfillment and success.
  • Grow the Sophomore Shadowing Program that connects sophomores with alumni in industries across Greenville and beyond.
Funding Opportunities
Faculty and Staff Development Endowment

This endowed fund supports staffing of the Pathways Program, including hiring faculty, ongoing faculty and staff development, and program activity and operations support.

  • Goal: $40,000,000
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"Along this pathway, advisors and mentors help students think about what they want to do with their lives, how to integrate their academics, their engaged learning experiences such as study away, research and internships, and their career goals."
The Potential is Extraordinary

Guided by our strengths as a university, focused on learning experiences that empower students to achieve their most inspiring ambitions, we will do more than meet our mission and advance Furman’s reputation for excellence. As we become a national model for higher education, we will, through our graduates, influence action and ideas across the 21st century.

Campaign Priorities

Clearly Furman Priorities

Building on the best of Furman, we will elevate the university’s excellence, access and impact through these five campaign priorities.