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Fraternity & Sorority Life

​Furman is home to one of the largest Fraternal communities in a liberal arts setting. Founded on the principles of academic achievement, leadership, community service and life-long friendships, our community has 14 active fraternities and sororities with more than 1,200 members—just under half of the university’s student population. Our fraternities and sororities practice a deferred recruitment, which takes place in January, to give you a chance to get settled, make new friends and adjust academically before making a life-long commitment to an organization.

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Join Our Community

Unlike other institutions, our fraternal community does not recruit new members until the spring.

Learn about fraternity and sorority recruitment

Who We Are

Furman is home to six national fraternities and eight national sorori​ties.

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 just under half of the student population to its 14 chapters.

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Parents

There’s a lot for you to digest as your student pursues membership in a fraternity or sorority.

Need some advice?
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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

Furman has thousands of alumni who are still benefiting from membership in a fraternity or sorority.

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Contact

Do you have questions about fraternity and sorority life?

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