Religion has always played a prominent role on Furman's campus. Originally founded by the Baptist church, her Christian roots remained deeply embedded until the late 20th Century. In the 1950's and 1960's, students were involved in religiously-affiliated organizations, such as the Weslyan Foundation for Methodist students and the Westminster Fellowship for Presbyterians. Students regularly volunteered with these groups, aided the needy around the city of Greenville. The Baptist Student Union has been the most predominant religious organization on campus, however, since the early days of Furman. Religious Emphasis Week was held to help the students maintain their values and beliefs.