FarmHouse is a fraternity dedicated to the building of Men. It is our belief that a man is built holistically through development in four key areas: Intellectually, Spiritually, Socially/Morally, and Physically. Learn about the four pillars of FarmHouse below!
The Object of our Fraternity is to promote good fellowship, to encourage studiousness, and to inspire its members in seeking the best in their chosen lines of study as well as in life. Progress shall mark our every step; the spirit of congeniality shall reign at all times; and every member shall be honest with himself as with his brothers. Men elected to our membership are considered to be of good moral character, to be high in scholarship, to have the capacity for meeting and making friends, and to give promise of service to their fellow men and to the world. To be and become such may at times require a sacrifice of time, pleasure, and comforts.
The men of FarmHouse are students first. Fraternity should enhance the college experience, and build upon each individual’s academic success. FarmHouse has stressed the need for scholastic excellence because the ability to think critically and creatively is essential for success in life. Today, we are proud of our academic performance.
Lifelong friendships are built on shared values and morals. The relationships a man holds can either build or degrade his character and happiness. FarmHouse strives to develop a pattern of living and working together which exemplifies our motto, Builder of Men. We recognize that true character is the result of self-discipline which is necessary in building men. Exemplary behavior results not from rigid rules, but from an appreciation and understanding of the value of character. The sincere and honest desire to better each other has been basic to the success of our Fraternity.
College is a challenging time for young men. Faith provides a necessary foundation for growth and the development of moral values. In Hebrews 11:1, we learn that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” To encourage faith and spiritual development, our Chapter holds weekly Bible studies and aims to create an atmosphere open to spiritual discussion. Two thousand years ago, a humble carpenter set the pattern for building men. Man’s greatest gift to man is his willingness to give and, if necessary, sacrifice his life for his brothers.
Building healthy routines and maintaining physical health is critical to a successful college experience. When a student decides to attend college, he undertakes a program of self-improvement which extends beyond the quest for knowledge and the pursuit of a career. The Chapter house provides an environment suitable to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and members compete in intramural sports which encourage fitness and build comradery.