Furman University is home to one of the largest fraternal communities
in a liberal arts setting — 13 active fraternities and sororities with more than 900 members. Our fraternal community was founded on the principles of academic and engaged learning, leadership and member development, community service and impact, and life-long friendships. 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.