Diversity Matters

Rosh Hashanah
Members of Jewish Student Alliance of Furman were able to celebrate Rosh Hashanah together this year. Learn more about the holiday and how students at Furman celebrated Jewish New Year.
Sept. 10, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Building Community through the Inaugural Furman University POC Picnic Social
This POC Picnic Social will provide a foundation for building community, connecting with potential mentors, and building lifelong friendships to enrich your Furman experience.  
Sept. 01, 2021 | By Abby Magoola
A Different Message at Convocation: Reconciliation with History, Building Community
From renaming Furman Hall and Clarke Murphy Housing Complex, to new advice from President Davis and Student Body President Asha Marie, this year’s Opening Convocation ceremony looked different than previous years.
Aug. 30, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Furman Looks to the Future with Gender-Neutral Housing
Conversations have begun between student groups and President Davis about gender-neutral housing options for students.
May 05, 2021 | By Reilly Murtaugh
Silent With a Purpose: Quiet Activism on Campus
The Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration to protect the discrimination and harassment faced by LGBTQ students schools.
April 23, 2021 | By Reilly Murtaugh
More Than a Statue: The Light of Vaughn’s Legacy
The Joseph Vaughn Plaza serves as a reminder that I am capable of succeeding in an environment in which I am different, just as Vaughn did.
April 22, 2021 | By Drew Washington
Innovative Assistive Resources on Campus
SOAR works to create an accommodative environment on campus by removing barriers. Here are some of their innovations:
April 19, 2021 | By Anna Blackman
The Man Behind the Statue
Remembering Joseph Vaughn’s life and legacy.
April 16, 2021 | By Helena Aarts and Evan Myers
Native American Representation and Recognition at Furman
Native American alumna, professor, and current student share their experiences at Furman.
April 14, 2021 | By Chloe Sanderson
Gospel Music: Why It Matters & How You Can Learn More
Furman University Gospel Ensemble provides community and support for African American students through the tradition of gospel music.
April 13, 2021 | By Abby Magoola
Learning From Our Past: The Start of the Task Force on Slavery and Justice
In 2016, Marian Baker ’17 argued why Furman must acknowledge its ties to slavery. Here’s how her opinion changed the University forever.
April 09, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Autism Awareness Day: A Student Perspective
Amanda Cameron ’21 shares her experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome, and ways Furman students could support individuals with ASD.
April 02, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
DREAM Returns to Furman
SOAR is bringing back Disability Rights, Education, Activation, and Mentorship, which welcomes both students with disabilities and allies.
April 01, 2021 | By Reilly Murtaugh
How Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Extends the Lessons of Women’s History Month past March.
Furman’s Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department expands the challenges and triumphs of women beyond Women’s History Month.
March 26, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Furman’s Canceled ESL Program: Why We Should Bring It Back
Last year, Furman discontinued its English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Here’s why we should reinstate it.
March 22, 2021 | By Anna Blackman
Representation in SGA: Challenges, Triumphs, & Progress
This SGA executive election was especially controversial, and resulted in Furman’s first Black SBP and SBVP to serve in the same term.
March 17, 2021 | By Chloe Sanderson
Coming Out: What You May Not Realize
Any queer person will tell you that you never come out just once - in every new environment, you have to come out all over again.
March 11, 2021 | By Reilly Murtaugh
Madam C. J. Walker & Misrepresentation: A Conversation with Furman Justice Forum
Netflix’s ‘Self-Made’ exemplifies how dramatization in media can harm the legacies of historical figures, such as Madam C. J. Walker.
March 09, 2021 | By Kylie Gambrill
COVID-19 & Campus Religious Practices
COVID-19 has caused many religious groups to get creative with their worship, but many Furman organizations have risen to the challenge.
March 05, 2021 | By Anna Blackman
How @BlackatFurmanUni Influenced my College Decision
As a high school senior, @BlackatFurmanUni prompted me to consider whether Furman could provide the safe and inclusive community I sought.
March 03, 2021 | By Chloe Sanderson
The Lasting Legacy of Purim: a Jewish Story That Shapes Generations
A common sentiment of Jewish holidays is “they tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.” Purim is no exception.
Feb. 25, 2021 | By Rachel Moss
Furman Grapples with Historical Role of Slavery
Dr. Brandon Inabinet hopes to emphasize how universities acknowledging their history with racism and slavery can improve inclusion.
Feb. 22, 2021 | By Reilly Murtaugh
President Davis Asserts “Need to Remove Barriers” with Strategic Diversity Plan
President Davis stressed the need for understanding barriers to success for underrepresented members of our community.
Feb. 19, 2021 | By Helena Aarts
Celebrating the Lunar New Year
COVID-19 prevents many of the customary celebrations, but that isn’t stopping some students from having small, safe gatherings.
Feb. 12, 2021 | By Anna Blackman
AEI Invites You to Think About D&I Differently
Furman’s AEI Executive Council is encouraging students to think about D&I in new ways.
Feb. 10, 2021 | By Evan Myers
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