Written by Evan Myers, News Editor
Furman regularly touts its connection with Greenville, and it should. The community surrounding campus is an enormous asset for students. Greenville offers students the opportunity to work fulfilling internships, eat great food, support worthwhile causes, and meet people that do not resemble the typical Furman student. Furman, on the other hand, brings wealth, reputation, and talent to the Upstate. In short, it’s a mutually beneficial relationship. Furman and Greenville know they are better together, and they support each other.
Although Furman consistently promotes policies that strengthen ties between Greenville and the University, there is one glaring exception: the four year residency requirement. In enforcing this restrictive policy, Furman limits its students’ relationships with the greater Greenville community. Moreover, in light of the recent decision to eliminate the off-campus exemption for senior students living in fraternity houses, the University seems more determined than ever to keep students within the confines of the “Furman bubble.”Continue reading “Housing Hypocrisy: Furman's Policy Falls Short”