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Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Student Life is to enhance the personal development, well-being and intellectual growth of our students.  We cultivate discovery, collaboration, civic engagement and the exchange of ideas through innovative programs and a diverse residential community experience.

We engage students and student organizations through programs, services and individualized opportunities that support the ideals of a liberal arts education. We create a welcoming, vibrant environment where our students can flourish and develop as global citizens and leaders with a passion and tenacity for lifelong learning.

Our Values

  • Civility
  • Authenticity
  • Resilience
  • Excellence

Our Developmental Outcomes

As indicated in the university’s Character and Values Statement, “Furman is a person-centered community, emphasizing the prime worth of persons and encouraging concern for others.”

As such, the community of Furman students will be challenged to…

  • practice integrity
  • demonstrate care and concern for others
  • evoke thoughtful self-evaluation
  • respect differences
  • make responsible decisions
  • hold themselves and others accountable
  • collaborate
  • communicate effectively
  • exhibit ethical leadership
  • develop personal and professional identity

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Assessment & Evaluation

The Division of Student Life has developed a comprehensive plan to ensure it meets its mission.

View how we plan to achieve our goals