the passions, strengths, and values that make you unique

personal, professional, and team-based contexts for leadership development

the community through collaborative partnerships and meaningful service


New Fellows (First Year)


Start by finding out about yourself. What motivates you? What are your strengths as an individual and as a leader? What strategies do you rely on to get the job done? What is your role in a group setting? Participate in activities that will build confidence and self-awareness as well help you focus on your passions. These sessions include topics such as: Community Engagement, Expectations of Great Leaders, Professionalism and Etiquette, Strengths Quest, and Finding/Following your passion(s).

Sophomore Fellows (Second YeaR)


Collaborate in teams to integrate your values, skills, and dreams in real-life leadership challenges. Leadership Challenge Project Teams are charged with creating and executing a project that solves a specific problem facing the Furman or Greenville community. You'll work in small teams, guided by a challenge mentor, to raise awareness and develop a solution. To support you in your project experience, you'll participate in workshops about event planning, public speaking, networking, and advocacy. Sophomore Fellows will also learn about leadership strategies, creativity, innovation, and team dynamics through an experiential program held at Walt Disney World.

Developmental outcomes

Student leaders at Furman are expected to:

  • Have integrity
  • Demonstrate care and concern for others
  • Evoke thoughtful self-evaluation
  • Respect differences
  • Make responsible decisions
  • Hold themselves and others accountable
  • Collaborate
  • Communicate effectively
  • Exhibit ethical leadership
  • Develop personal and professional identity


Connect with Admission

Furman is one of the nation's premier liberal arts and sciences universities. We offer our students The Furman Advantage—an over-arching approach to education that promises every student a four-year personalized pathway, a team of advisors and mentors, and the opportunity for an engaged learning experience that is tracked and integrated with the students' academic and professional goals.

Want more information about the admission process at Furman?

Contact us

Once you see our campus, making the right college decision will be so much easier.

Plan a visit

Undergraduate Evening Studies provides adults the opportunity to receive an education from one of the premier liberal arts universities in the nation.

Whether you are starting or continuing your education, or have been away from the classroom for a few months or several years, our program provides many services to assist you with accomplishing your educational and professional goals.

Apply now

Our graduate studies program is designed for the professional educator.

We know the challenges teachers and administrators face every day, and we are committed to helping you become a leader within your school system or district.

Apply now
  • Furman University