Alcohol and drug education
Furman University, a coeducational college committed to the development of the whole person, aspires to be a community of scholars which introduces students to the methods and concepts of liberal learning and prepares them for the lifelong process of becoming educated.
The University is committed to providing a campus environment free of the abuse of alcohol and the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs. The University affirms the abuse and illegal use of alcohol and other drugs are at odds with the mission of the institution.
As such, the University provides substance abuse education programs throughout a student's matriculation at the University via on line resources, workshops, written materials and special programs, events and speakers focused on assisting students in enhancing their personal decision-making skills and assessing their values and actions related to the use of alcohol and illegal drug use.
The University recognizes that too many college students, both legally and underage, drink to excess. Such abuse can lead to serious health risks and behavioral problems, i.e. violence, sexual assault, accidents, vandalism and other dangerous acts. Furman's alcohol policy, therefore, grows out of the commitment to maintain a campus environment that supports the educational program and promotes the general welfare of the University community.
All members of the academic community - students, faculty, staff - share the responsibility for protecting and fostering this environment, and all are expected to exemplify high standards of professional and personal conduct.