Self-Exploration & Growth

 

Shucker Center for Leadership Development

The Shucker Leadership Institute is moving online to continue its two-year leadership development program. The Center is also exploring opportunities and partnerships to expand beyond the SLI program to provide leadership development to student organizations and more.

Volunteering and Service

The Heller Service Corps is evaluating its relationships with its agencies to determine opportunities to volunteer virtually or from campus. It is an exciting opportunity to reimagine its connection to the Greenville community. Students have already adapted the Adopt-A-Grandparent program with the Woodlands to a pen pal program. The construction of chew toys for the Humane Society’s dogs and cats can also be done on campus. As Greenville county schools and other agencies make decisions on what the fall will look like for them, more opportunities to volunteer will arise. In addition to volunteering, Heller leadership is reimagining its signature events. Students will not be on campus after Thanksgiving, but our local agencies are more than ever in need of financial and in-kind support, so the Holiday Giving Tree program will take place earlier as The Blessing Tree. Look for opportunities to give back this November.

Opportunities for Reflection and Self-Exploration

Furman will continue to provide students the opportunities to identify their strengths, interests and passions.  Throughout the fall, the offices and centers below will offer virtual one-on-one and small group sessions aimed to create these opportunities for self-reflection and learning.

  • In-person and virtual Strengths development and coaching is available via the Strengths Development Strategies group.
  • Cothran Center

Spiritual Life Activities

The Office of Spiritual Life engages the heart and spirit of students, faculty, and staff by embodying a value for sacred mystery, nurturing mature spiritual formation and the pursuit of ultimate meaning and purpose, developing moral courage and justice, fostering multifaith education and relationship, and supporting a rich diversity of spiritual communities. Through both reimagined virtual and personal experiences programming will include:

Inclusive welcome

Courageous questions

Nurturing spirits

  • Virtual book study discussion groups
  • Worship, meditation, and spiritual practices
  • Pastoral care

Passionate community

  • FaithZone (sign up later in the fall)
  • Healthy Sexuality discussions (CLP events)
  • Interfaith gatherings

The university will closely monitor the evolving circumstances related to COVID-19, along with rapidly developing scientific knowledge and medical resources, to determine the appropriateness for adjustments and contingencies. For general questions about the fall semester, please email furman.focused@furman.edu