A Letter from the Chief Diversity Officer:
Dear Furman Community and Friends,
As the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Furman University I welcome you to our website on diversity and inclusion. At Furman, we embrace meaningful diversity and equality as embodied by both implicit values and explicit practices in all of our endeavors. As a university community, we are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff from every walk of life.
For Furman, diversity goes beyond any single category and includes the full range of differences that encompass all that makes us unique, including differences in race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability, religion, world view and many others.
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I hope that you will carefully peruse this site and take the time to examine the multiple opportunities to learn about Furman’s diversity and inclusion efforts. These include, but are not limited to:
I would like to call to your attention to our Diversity Vision and our Diversity Statement. Our vision and statement together speak to the established values around diversity and inclusion that guide our path as an institution. In addition to this important information, we have made available the various reports and updates submitted by the university’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. These reports and updates reflect the work of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee and represent our efforts as a university community to implement our collective goals and values as embodied in The Furman Advantage.
Michael E. Jennings, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer
Jennings supports structures that advance diversity and equity within campus units.
Researching Furman's past to have a more just acknowledgment of that past.
Furman has several options for individuals to report perceived discrimination. Read more.
Our community honors individuals who advance Furman’s value of diversity and inclusion. Read more
Our campus offers opportunities to connect and learn about diversity and inclusion. Read more.
Furman strives to be all we can and should be for our students and the communities they will serve. Read more.