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Religion

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.

Religious Involvement: 1951 and 1965
1951
Sociology Club
Baptist Student Union
  • Religious Emphasis Week
  • Religious Council
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Canterbury Club (Episcopal)
  • Wesley Foundation (Methodist)
  • Westminster Fellowship (Presbyterian)
  • YWA
  • Ministerial Union
  • YWCA
1965
Art League
YWCA
  • Religious Emphasis Week
  • Religious Council
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Canterbury Club
  • Wesley Foundation
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Westminster Fellowship
  • Ministerial Union
  • YWCA