From understanding the balance between academics and Fraternity and Sorority Life to deciphering the Greek alphabet, there’s a lot for you to digest as your student pursues membership in a fraternity or sorority. Need some advice? We have collected a variety of critical information and tips to help you understand Fraternity and Sorority Life at Furman. If you have any questions about our program, feel free to contact us. Our office works hard to keep you informed and educate you on fraternity and sorority life should your student join an organization.

Supporting Your Student

If your student is thinking about joining a fraternity or sorority and participating in the recruitment process, there are a number of things you can do to support their decision:

  • Remember this is your student’s choice and they should choose the chapter that they feel is right for them. Be supportive regardless of legacies or family history.
  • Know the name and phone number of the chapter president, new member educator, big brother or big sister, chapter advisor, and resident advisor.
  • Ask for details about the financial aspects of membership. Each chapter governs its finances individually.
  • Initiation is an important time for the new members. Be supportive and respectful of this time for your student. Our new member programs are limited to six weeks of activities and learning. Initiation dates should be made public to new members.
  • Attend Family Weekend and visit the fraternity and sorority tailgates on Saturday before the football game.
  • Encourage your student to take advantage of Furman’s numerous resources and opportunities outside of Fraternity and Sorority Life

 

Get the Facts

Get the Facts

What is the Panhellenic Council? What is the average GPA for a student involved in a fraternity or sorority?

Join Our Community

Join Our Community

Our fraternities and sororities begin recruitment in the spring to give new students a chance to get settled, make new friends and adjust academically before making a life-long commitment to an organization.

Community Standards

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.