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.