Transforming The Student Experience: Educating for Character

Furman has a well-established reputation for engaged learning, an educational model combining challenging academics with practical applications through research, internships, service and study away. As the university seeks to develop both mind and spirit, it will take deliberate steps to help students gain a sense of purpose, deepen their moral and spiritual grounding and direction, and cultivate leadership in their chosen fields and among their families, communities and nation.


This area of priority seeks commitments of $20 million to support:.

  • Renovation of the University Center to establish a more dynamic hub for student activities outside the classroom. COMPLETED
  • Additional funding for the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection to strengthen student discernment of fundamental questions of identity and spirituality that complement intellectual development. 
  • Continued growth of services to support career discernment and placement, the Shucker Leadership Institute, Heller Service Corps, multicultural affairs, club and intramural sports, and other student life activities.