So, basically, everyone you talk to at Furman is involved with some kind of student organization all ranging from a club sport to FUSAB to Greek Life to religious clubs. There really are so many options that it is almost impossible to not want to be involved in many organizations.
Being involved is important because you want to make your school feel like home. You want to be able to go somewhere with fellow students and do something you all have in common. It is also a great way to meet new people. When first semester begins, there is an involvement fair where you can walk around and see all the clubs and sign up for the ones you might be interested in. Coming into freshman year is already nerve-racking for everyone but going out of your comfort zone and trying different things makes it so much better!
I am currently involved in club tennis, Young Life, and I plan to rush in the spring. I enjoy club tennis because it is a stress-free time to just go and hit the tennis ball. It is a well planned time every week to take a step back from the schoolwork and stress and just to chill out for a while and get some exercise in. I also enjoy Young Life because the people there really care about you and want to check up on you to make sure everything is going well. I never did Young Life in high school so I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do it here at Furman, but no worries! Everyone is invited and it’s also a nice stress reliever! –Also, for those of you who do not know, Furman has delayed recruitment so you cannot rush until the beginning of the second semester of your freshman year. I like that we are given this opportunity to get ahold of our school work and really settle in before rushing because it makes me feel more confident that the process will work better since I feel like I am so different from when I started this year.
What I am really trying to tell you is that being involved in different clubs and student organizations is an awesome thing that Furman students take a lot of pride in!! We want everyone to feel welcome and at home on campus which is why I think there are so many clubs, everyone has a place (lots of people have more than one)!!