Furman is committed to maintaining and strengthening a community founded on civility and respect. Sexual harassment and assault are antithetical to the values and standards of the Furman community and are not tolerated. As members of this community, you play an important role in making our campus a safe place where everyone feels respected and valued.


As you know, faculty and staff are required annually to complete an online course on preventing and addressing sexual misconduct, which contains important information about your responsibilities if a student or another employee reports concerns regarding sexual misconduct.   This year, Furman has partnered with a new vendor, Get Inclusive, to provide this important training.  In two weeks, you will an e-mail from “GetInclusive@Furman.edu” with an invitation to the training.  You can also access the training via the myFurman portal.  Click on “A to Z Index” on the left side of the screen, then “Harassment Training” and use your single sign-on network ID and password.  Click on the “Harassment Prevention and Title IX” training with the deadline of October 31.


Furman faculty and staff are encouraged to take a few minutes to review Furman’s Sexual Misconduct Policy at www.furman.edu/titleIX.  This policy provides resources and support for those reporting sexual misconduct, as well as a fair and thorough process for investigating and resolving complaints.  For questions regarding the policy, please contact Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Melissa Nichols.