Gender and Sexuality Furman University

Engaging diversity is not limited to our encounters with people from different regional, class, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Meaningful difference comes about as well because people experience their genders and sexualities differently from the ways others do. We recognize and celebrate such differences, and provide a number of support services that foster the well-being and happiness of women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer students.

Encouraging Respect of Sexualities (EROS)

A group for students who do not identify with society’s normative gender or sexual roles and their allies, EROS provides a social space where students can feel free to express their gender and sexual identifications in a non-judgmental environment and receive support from other students. Connect with EROS.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Resource Center

Serving as a resource center for the study and exploration of women’s and gender issues as well as sexuality, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Resource Center provides students guidance as they confront issues related to gender and sexuality and gives them an inviting place to meet for discussion and study.

Safe Zone Project

Furman’s Safe Zone Project helps insure that there will be faculty and staff members across the university trained in providing non-judgmental support and guidance for students who want to explore issues about their sexuality or gender in a one-on-one environment. To identify a safe zone, look for a safe zone sticker or poster prominently displayed in the office of our faculty or staff members.

LGBT Committee

The LGBT Committee is an administrative committee composed of faculty, students, and staff that provides guidance and advocacy within the university on issues related to the well-being of Furman’s LGBTQ communities.

Sexual Harrassment and Rape Prevention Committee

The Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Committee includes faculty, staff, students, and citizens from around Greenville committed to educating the campus community about sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. While always working to prevent such incidents from occurring, the committee also educates the campus about resources and support for survivors of sexual assault. Learn how we can help.

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