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Clubs/Associations

At Furman's Old Campus, social clubs were an intricate part of life. Upon movement to the new campus, however, many more opportunities to be involved arose, as the academic arena expanded and the desire for involvement grew. Clubs gave students a chance to excel outside of the classroom and make new acquaintances. These clubs helped the students become more involved. Clubs such as the Traffic Club, which was started in 1965 to help improve mobility on the new campus, allowed the students to be involved in something personally related to them. One social club that took a major hit from the move was fraternities. Forced off campus by the Baptist executive board of Furman, students lost their main social outlet when the fraternities were dissolved. The Baptists even banned social functions such as the fraternity formal (pictured above). Students reacted with anger, as they had no where to gather and hang out. Fraternities were later re-instated on Furman's campus as social clubs but did not gain national affiliation until many years later.

Opportunities for Involvement in Clubs: 1951 and 1965
1951
Furman Engineering Club
Furman Engineering Club
  • International Relations Club
  • Furman Engineering Club
  • Furman Music Club
  • Chapel Choir
  • Furman Band
  • Furman Singers
  • Theatre Guild
  • Sociology Club
  • Art Students League
  • French Club
  • Home Economics Club
  • Block "F" Club
Sociology Club
Sociology Club
  • Psychology Club
  • American Chemistry Society
  • Senior Order
  • Blue Key
  • Hand and Torch
  • Zetosophia
  • Quaternion
  • Chi Beta Phi
  • Theta Chi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Phi
1965
Art League
Art League
  • Pep Club
  • La Tertulia Espanola
  • Le Salon Francais
  • Sociology Club
  • Art League
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans
  • Press Club
  • Gilpatrick Historical Society
  • American Chemistry Society
  • Hand and Torch
  • Quaternion
  • Blue Key
American Chemistry Society
American Chemistry Society
  • Senior Order
  • Phi Sigma Iota
  • Kappa Delta Epsilon
  • Chi Beta Phi
  • Alpha Phi Gamma
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Mu Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Mu Alpha
  • Centaur Club
  • OX Club
  • Star and Lamp Club
  • The Order of REL
  • Knights Eternal