Co-Curricular & Campus Resources

Governance and Assessment

Campus Life

Center for Engaged Learning

The Center for Engaged Learning provides all students with high quality, impactful, engaged learning experiences that are highly immersive, co-curricular educational opportunities.  The Center for Engaged Learning enhances students’ four-year pathways by preparing them for, facilitating, encouraging critical reflection on, and tracking and assessing high-impact engaged-learning experiences, both within and outside of the classroom. The center houses three offices, including those dedicated to internships, study away, and undergraduate research.

Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities

The Shi Institute provides a hub where students, educators and community leaders work together, exploring complex themes at the nexus of human and environmental well-being.  They also have an active Faculty Affiliates program and other faculty development and funding opportunities available.

Institute for the Advancement of Community Health

The institute provides a framework for students, faculty and community partners to convene and collaborate to positively impact the health of the population in Greenville and beyond.  Through support from its partnerships with the Greenville Health System and other community organizations, students are connected to health-related internships, research and mentorship opportunities. 

Richard W. Riley Institute

Want to become a thought leader? Twitter is one place to start. But learning from one of President Clinton’s top deputies is another. Named for two-time South Carolina governor and former U.S. Secretary of Education Dick Riley, the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership cultivates leaders among students, and broadens perspectives about issues critical to progress in South Carolina and beyond. 

Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Have an idea that you think will solve a problem in our society but don’t know what to do with it? Do you identify as a creative, innovator, disruptor, or someone who challenges the status quo? Are you an entrepreneur seeking a supportive community and resources? If so, be sure to contact Furman’s Hill Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Through workshops, pitch competitions, boot camps, speaker series, internships, mentoring and co-working space, we will equip you to transform your community and change the world. 

Collaborative for Community Engaged Learning

Community engagement is a foundational component of the Furman Advantage (TFA), and the Collaborative for Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) has outlined an ambitious long-term plan to build upon current community engagement activities. Visit the collaborative here

Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection

The staff of the Cothran Center is always pleased to meet with those who are interested in exploring ways to promote reflective consideration of calling. By being aware of the types of programs that are listed below, faculty can be prepared to encourage students (prospective, current, and former) to attend. Faculty are invited to participate as well!