The Greek scene is a big part of life at Furman whether you are in a Greek organization or not. Most people have been to at least one fraternity party or participated in a Greek-sponsored charity fundraiser. It is difficult to ignore the fraternity and sorority jerseys that students wear to class, and each Greek organization has an unofficially designated table in the Dining Hall. Those who are members are almost always positive about it. People seem to have tons of pride for it,but they don't let it take over their lives. These students are involved in other student organizations, as well. Girls seem more likely than guys to have friends who don't wear the same Greek letters, but there are also a large amount of guys who aren't in a fraternity at all.
The biggest effect of Greek life at Furman is the way it fills your social calendar. Sororities have date parties, and fraternities have house parties every weekend. The frats dominate the party scene; if you are into parties, you are usually Greek. The biggest thing missing from the Greek scene at Furman is sorority houses, but sorority members appreciate not having to pay for housing expenses in their dues. Overall, the most social people at Furman are Greek, but there are still lots of other ways to meet people and make friends if Greek organizations are not your thing.