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Fraternity & Sorority Life

Furman University is home to one of the largest fraternal communities–14 active fraternities and sororities with more than 1,100 members–in a liberal arts setting. We are founded on the principles of academic and engaged learning, leadership and member development, community service and impact, and life-long friendships, and membership provides multiple opportunities for learning and growth outside the classroom.

Our fraternities and sororities practice deferred recruitment, and first-year students are eligible to join in the spring semester of their first year or thereafter.  This gives students the opportunity to adjust to the academic rigor of the classroom and campus life before making a life-long commitment to an organization.

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Join Our Community

Our fraternal community practices deferred recruitment, and our primary joining and new member education period occurs during the spring semester each academic year.

Learn about fraternity and sorority recruitment

Who We Are

Furman is home to six national fraternities and eight national sororities.

View our list of fraternities and sororities
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Get the Facts

Furman has a dynamic Fraternity and Sorority Life community that attracts 43% of the student population to its 14 active chapters.

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Parents and family play an integral role as students pursue membership in a fraternity or sorority.

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Community Standards

The Division of Student Life has developed a set of well-defined policies, procedures, and regulations that outline our expectations for all students, including members of the Fraternity and Sorority Life community.

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Alumni & Advisors

The Furman alumni network includes thousands with a fraternity or sorority affiliation, and alumni enjoy the benefits of membership beyond their college years.

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