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Diversity, Equity & 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, worldview and many others. See our Strategic Diversity Plan and meet our Chief Diversity Officer.

If you feel you have experienced, witnessed or have knowledge of a bias incident, please complete the bias incident report.

Download an overview of Furman DEI as a PDF.

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Chief Diversity Officer

The Chief Diversity Officer works collaboratively with units and individuals across campus to grow and sustain Furman’s commitment to encouraging the pursuit of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Meet our Chief Diversity Officer

Institutional Commitment

Furman has made an institutional commitment to pursue community equity and campus diversity.

Discover our Commitment
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Diversity on Campus

We are a community of learning enriched by the wide variety of experiences and perspectives of our students.

Learn with us

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