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Institutional Commitment

The Furman Advantage strategic vision calls on us to seriously pursue community equity and campus diversity. As such, Furman has made an institutional commitment to scrutinize its practices and abolish those that undermine the values of diversity and equality, and is committed to expanding those that cultivate an environment that encourages the success of students, staff, and faculty. Download an overview of Furman DEI as a PDF.

Furman University affirms the view that creating and maintaining inclusive excellence is the responsibility of everyone in our community. Faculty and staff continually work on developing, evaluating and refining initiatives to foster equity and inclusion. 

Chief Diversity Officer

Chief Diversity Officer

The Chief Diversity Officer facilitates the support of structures that advance diversity and equity within campus units while collaborating across campus and with surrounding communities. Furman has announced plans for a Chief Diversity Officer transition.

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.

Read our Diversity Vision and Statement

Resources and Programs

The Furman community offers multiple opportunities to connect, celebrate, and learn about diversity and inclusion.

See our resources and programs

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Our committee works to create a campus culture that reflects the character and values of the institution.

Meet our Committee

Awards and Grants

Our community honors individuals who advance Furman’s value of diversity and inclusion.

See our winners

Report a Bias Incident

This report is available to those who have experienced, witnessed or have knowledge of a bias incident.

Report a Bias Incident

Out at Furman

Furman is home to a vibrant and supportive LGBTQ faculty and staff community.

Visit the out at furman site

Furman belltower photo from old campus, black and white

Task Force on Slavery and Justice

Researching Furman's past to have a more just acknowledgment of that past.

Read about the Task Force

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.

Visit the Seeking Abraham site
Cherrydale mansion in black and white
furman logo etched into rock

Black Faculty and Staff Association

The Furman Black Faculty and Staff Association seeks to support all self-identified employees at Furman, as well as our students and graduates.

Meet Association Members

Discrimination Information

Learn about the various types of discrimination and the teams designed to help.

Discrimination Information

Report Discrimination

To report discrimination, please complete our anonymous form.

Report Discrimination