Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, change agents, and decision makers. As educators, it is imperative we help students develop a sustainability worldview through sustainability education and opportunities that will shape their values, perceptions, and mindset and guide their behavior and actions toward creating a more sustainable world. The institute offers an array of student programs designed to develop this sustainability worldview.
Student Fellowship Program
The Student Fellowship Program engages students in real-world, campus and community sustainability fellowships, with offerings during the summer and the academic year.
The Furman Farm
The Furman Farm is an organic-practice farm that provides produce for the dining hall, has a comprehensive composting program, and is a hub for the practice of small-scale sustainable food production.
The Greenbelt Community
The Greenbelt Community is an intentional living/learning community intended to foster sustainable living and lifestyle choices among its student residents.
In the residence halls, Eco Rep programming has become the main catalyst for sustainable behavior change. The Reps’ mission is to instill a sense of sustainability on Furman’s campus by promoting sustainable behaviors through education, awareness, and connections with residence life.
The Millennium Fellowship program is a semester-long leadership development program designed to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals on campus and in the community.
Bridges to a Brighter Future
Bridges to a Brighter Future is a nationally awarded comprehensive college access and success program for Greenville County, South Carolina high school and college students whose potential outdistances their circumstances. Bridges is designed to not only expose students to college, but to address and eliminate the personal, social, and cultural barriers that often prevent low-income and first-generation students from achieving college graduation.
College Advising Corp
The Furman College Advising Corps places well-trained recent college graduates in under-resourced communities to establish a stronger college-going tradition. Emphasis is placed on increasing the rate of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and under-represented students.