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Student Handbook

Furman University is a learning community enriched by the wide variety of experiences and perspectives of its students. To support and enhance this environment, we have developed a set of well-defined policies, procedures and regulations that outline our expectations for all students, including undergraduate day students, undergraduate evening students and graduate students. We believe these guidelines promote the greater good, and ensure that every student has the ability to pursue their academic goals. As you become a member of our community, we encourage you to review our standards, and gain a greater understanding of what it means to study at Furman.

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Student Handbook

We have developed a set of well-defined policies, procedures and regulations that outline our expectations for all students.

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Alcohol & Drug Education

The Office of Alcohol and Drug Education coordinates a proactive, comprehensive approach to meeting student’s health and wellness needs by addressing the dangers of alcohol and drug use/abuse.

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Student Conduct Code

Student conduct action may be taken on the basis of the Student Conduct Code, on or off campus.

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Housing & Residence Life Policies

Review our rules and regulations for living in our residential community.

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Student Organization Policies & Procedures

If you are a member of a student organization, be sure to review the procedures and guidelines that we have outlined for these groups.

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Non-Academic Student Policies

Learn about the policies and procedures established to provide you with guidance about university protocols.

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Sexual Misconduct Policy

Get information about our sexual misconduct policy, procedures and support resources.

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Furman University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

Inquiries concerning nondiscrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or on the basis of disability may be referred to Furman University’s Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. Furman University’s Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator is Melissa Nichols, whose office is located in Suite 215 of the Trone Student Center, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613. Ms. Nichols may be contacted by phone at 864.294.2221 or by email at melissa.nichols@furman.edu. Inquiries concerning nondiscrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or disability may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by contacting the District of Columbia Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475; Phone 800.421.3481; email: OCR@ed.gov.

All other inquiries concerning nondiscrimination involving students not addressed in this Policy may be referred to Furman University’s Vice President for Student Life, Connie Carson. Ms. Carson’s office is located in the Trone Student Center, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613. Ms. Carson may be contacted by phone at 864.294.2202 or by email at connie.carson@furman.edu. Employees with inquiries concerning nondiscrimination not addressed in this Policy may contact Human Resources. Human Resources is at 5013 Old Buncombe Road, Suite D. They may be contacted by phone at 864.296.3730 or by email at humanresources@furman.edu.

Members of the community may also report concerns regarding discrimination using the Campus Conduct Hotline at 866.943.5787 or online at: humanresources@furman.edu. In the event an incident involves alleged misconduct by the Title IX and ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, reports may be made directly to Ms. Connie Carson (for students) or to the AVP for Human Resources (for employees). Members of the community may also report concerns regarding discrimination using the Campus Conduct Hotline at 866.943.5787 or online at: www.furman.edu/birs.​​​​​​