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Shucker Leadership Institute

The Shucker Leadership Institute is a two-year program designed to help students explore their passions, strengths, and values, experience personal, professional, and team-based contexts for leadership development, and engage with the community through collaborative partnerships and meaningful service. During the first year, our new fellows focus on personal development and reflection, participate in direct service, and learn what it means to seek root causes when engaging in the community.

During the second year, sophomore fellows put this knowledge into action, working in small groups with a mentor to take the skills and tools they have developed and apply them to a Leadership Challenge Project, or LCP. Working within a specific “track” of the program, sophomores will seek to engage and make an impact at Furman, in Greenville, nationally, and globally. In keeping with the Furman Advantage, the Shucker Leadership Institute strives to give our fellows high-impact experiences and opportunities to engage with the greater Greenville community.

Read about the student experience:

Our students document their experiences in a blog to share what it’s like to be a member of the Shucker Leadership Institute. Check out their blog posts!

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Program Overview

Thinking about becoming a member of the Shucker Leadership Institute?

Learn about our objectives​

Become a Fellow

Our institute is a prestigious program with a competitive application process.

Become a Fellow
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Meet Our Fellows

The Shucker Leadership Institute is full of ambitious young leaders that distinguish themselves in whatever they do.

Meet our Fellows

Leadership Team

Running a leadership program requires great leaders of our own.

Meet the Leadership Team
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Have any questions? You can find us on Instagram at @ShuckeratFurman, or click the button below to send us an email.

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