Social life at Furman can appear in many different fashions. For those in clubs and organizations, social interactions look a lot like spending time creating events for students and staff on campus or developing the craft that organization is founded on. For the athletes, the social life consists of working at one’s sport as well as hanging out with others off the court, course, and field. And for those in Greek organizations, social life occurs through philanthropy events and functions.
Now all of this sounds easy and perfect but it may not necessarily be that way. Social life at any age at any institution may be difficult or not what you thought it would be. But from what I have gathered, the social life at Furman is pretty evenly distributed and welcoming among organizations cross-campus.
Personally, my social life consists of the athletic sphere and the Greek community. I find my social interactions in and out of my sport with my teammates and athletes on other teams. Often, athletes find good friendships in each other based upon similar interests and paralleled busy schedules. The same goes for members of Greek life as they bond over certain ideals and schedules.
Despite the separation of social life to various groups, I can say that I have found friendships and hung out with people who are not involved in anything on campus. You do not have to be in an organization or be on a sports team in order to have a social life. In fact, not being tied to an organization could be liberating as it allows freedom to bond with all students at Furman!