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.
Michael E. Jennings was appointed as Furman University’s inaugural Chief Diversity Officer in July 2017. As the Chief Diversity Officer, Jennings facilitates the support of structures that advance diversity and equity within campus units while collaborating across campus and with surrounding communities.
Our vision and statement together speak to the established values around diversity and inclusion that guide our path as an institution.
The Furman community offers multiple opportunities to connect, celebrate, and learn about diversity and inclusion.
Our committee works to create a campus culture that reflects the character and values of the institution.
Our community honors individuals who advance Furman’s value of diversity and inclusion.
This report is available to those who have experienced, witnessed or have knowledge of a bias incident.
Furman is home to a vibrant and supportive LGBTQ faculty and staff community.
Researching Furman's past to have a more just acknowledgment of that past.
Inspired by Abraham, a former slave of James C. Furman, the Seeking Abraham Project will investigate the university's historical connections with slavery.
Learn about the various types of discrimination and the teams designed to help.
To report discrimination, please complete our anonymous form.