Unlike the majority of universities in the south, Furman waits until spring semester for Greek Life recruitment.  This allows us freshmen to settle into college without the immediate pressure (and time commitment) of Greek Life.  Spring recruitment is often called “deferred recruitment.”

Even though formal recruitment is not until January, at the start of spring semester, Furman’s Panhellenic Council and sororities do a great job with “informal recruitment”.  Informal recruitment is where freshmen (or potential new members, PNMs for short) can meet sorority women at relaxed and friendly events.  Often, these events involved some type of food and take place in the evenings, sometimes its a picnic by the lake or maybe smores at Furman’s new outdoor firepit.  Personally, I’ve really enjoyed meeting the sorority women, and it is nice to know that I will see some familiar faces when formal recruitment arrives!

Sororities also have some philanthropic events throughout the semester, which is another great way to meet the sorority women!

At the ADPi Run for Ronald, which raised money for the Ronald McDonald House

At DHOP (Delta House of Pancakes), which raised money for St. Judes Research Hospital.

Another picture from DHOP

I’m excited for formal recruitment in January!  But for now, I need to get back to studying for my exams.

As always, if you have any questions, please email me at laura.woodside@furman.edu!

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