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

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.

Resources and Programs

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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

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

Awards and Grants

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

Report a Bias Incident

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

Out at Furman

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

Task Force on Slavery and Justice

Task Force on Slavery and Justice

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

The Abraham Slavery Project

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.

Black Faculty and Staff Association

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.

Discrimination Information

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

Report Discrimination

To report discrimination, please complete our anonymous form.