Programs & Events

We have several programs and events throughout the year to promote campus community.

Programs

Purple Envelope Program

Delivered in September
These envelopes contain several small tokens of appreciation from the Staff AC for a job well done.

Staff Community Fund Scholarship

Application deadline is the first week in May
Apply for scholarships for yourself or your dependents to undergraduate or graduate schools, sponsored by the Staff AC. Look for email communications in the spring with link to submission form. Learn more about the Staff Community Fund Scholarship.

Staff Member of the Year

Submissions accepted during the month of February
An award presented to one of our colleagues at the Spring Employee Recognition Event, nominated by the staff body, to recognize outstanding work and character. Learn more about the Staff Member of the Year award.

Furman Salutes

Submissions accepted year round
An opportunity for staff members to recognize colleagues who provide exceptional service at Furman. Recipients will receive an email salute that is shared with their supervisor, the vice president of their division, and the president of Furman University. They will also be recognized during our Spring Employee Recognition Event. Submit a Furman Salute here.

Events

20 Feb

Staff Advisory Council Monthly Meeting

Hear what the Staff AC Human Resources, Outreach and Engagement, and Employee Recognition committees have been working on, as well as general campus updates that apply to staff. You’ll also have the opportunity to weigh in on current Staff AC initiatives and feedback received, and...

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22 Feb

Furman Men’s Basketball vs. Wofford

Cheer on the Paladins at this final game of the “Weekends at the Well” series. Discounted tickets are available to staff–bring the whole department and your families! Purchase tickets here.

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25 Feb

Staff AC Human Resources Committee Meeting

Become acquainted with human resources policies and procedures and other staff issues of importance, and help provide feedback and recommendations.

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Staff Appreciation Football Game

First home game at Paladin Stadium
Fun for the whole family! Enjoy tailgating at the Staff AC tent prior to the game, with free food, lawn games and giveaways. Tickets to the game are free with your Furman ID and can be picked up two hours in advance of the game at the Customer Service tent at the Champions gate (be sure to stop by HR for a numbered dependent sticker in order to get multiple tickets). We hope you’ll make plans to join us!

Annual Staff Fall Forum

Hear updates from the president, Human Resources and other campus representatives, recognize new hires and alumni on staff celebrating reunion years, and participate in door prize drawings.

Homecoming Tent

Homecoming Friday, during the carnival
Swing by the Staff AC tent during the homecoming carnival for free food and drink tickets, in addition to other goodies for the whole family.

Spring Employee Recognition Event

Late April
Join us as we celebrate staff members’ years of service milestones and Furman Salutes, and announce the Staff Member of the Year!