Furman University is an academic community committed to the goal of
educating students to become responsible citizens and leaders in
the human community. The University aims to develop individual
excellence and to prepare students for life after college. Therefore,
Furman is committed to having a campus environment which will neither
tolerate nor condone discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.
Mission & Purpose for SHARP
The first meeting of the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention (SHARP)
committee occurred on January 14, 2005. The charge of this committee was
to examine three specific areas regarding sexual harassment and rape
- Education: How should the University better inform students about issues?
- Programming: What activities and events help engage the campus community in discussions regarding discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct?
- Resources: What resources should the University make available?
Today, this committee is comprised of staff, students, faculty and Greenville community members committed to educating our campus community about discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct and preventing such incidents from
occurring. Whatever our level of experience, we will share in the
satisfaction of planning programs and special events, educating the campus community about
resources, and supporting survivors of sexual misconduct. This committee
has representatives from a diverse segment of student organizations, academic and administrative departments.
2016-17 committee members
|Faculty & Staff
|Connie Carson, VP for Student Life (Co-Chair)
Lynne Shackelford, Faculty - English (Co-Chair)
Erik Anderson, Faculty - Philosophy
Marisa Barthel, Community Member
Jessica Berkey, Student Activities & Trone Center
Stephanie Boyd, Alcohol & Drug Education
Susan Clark, Counseling Center
Kristen Davis, Human Resources
Paula Gabbert, Associate Academic Dean
Mary Haselden, Health Services
Scott Henderson, Faculty - Education
Kristin Irwin, Career Services
Cynthia King, Faculty - Communication Studies
John Milby, Captain - Furman Police
Melissa Nichols, TIXC (Ex-Officio)
LTC Gregory Scrivens, ROTC
Aaron Simmons, Faculty - Philosophy
Rachael Simpson, Athletics
Marian Strobel, Faculty - History
Jenna Vee Toney, Julie Valentine Center
Student Education and Awareness
The purpose of this sub-committee is to implement campus
programs; create and distribute
educational materials to students; develop awareness programs to help
students understand the definitions of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, rape
prevention and student conduct processes; publicize reporting mechanisms and campus support resources; and to develop peer
education programs and awareness campaigns.
Student Support Services
The purpose of this sub-committee is to research and augment campus support services for students.