Why Go Greek?
It means friendship and sisterhood that lasts a lifetime.
At Furman, you don’t feel obligated to be in a sorority, but it is a big part of campus life. There are seven national sororities (Delta Gamma, Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Zeta Tau Alpha) and six national fraternities (Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Alpha Order, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon).
Our formal recruitment takes place in the spring, rather than in the fall. This allows first-year students the chance to adjust to college and get a sense of what it means to be a student at Furman. Before joining a sorority or fraternity, you have your first semester to establish your life at Furman, whether it be your friends, campus involvement, your major, and/or interests.
The stereotypical statement for joining Greek life is, “You’re paying for friends.” I consider that to be fake news.
While there is a social aspect to being in a fraternity or a sorority, it provides much more than friendships such as leadership connections, networking, philanthropic community service, scholarship opportunities, and learning skills to ensure future success.
Personally, my collegiate experience here at Furman has been positively enhanced by participating in a sorority.
Being a part of a Greek life organization means that you have a never ending support system, and network.
As a member of a sorority, being involved in Greek life grants opportunities for campus involvement and a much more rewarding college experience.
To learn more about Greek life on Furman’s campus visit their website.
By participating as a member of Greek life, your overall college experience will be enhanced. I promise.
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