Recruitment FAQs

Recruitment is a time-honored and important part of any fraternity’s process. As with everything we do, we strive to make this a transparent and welcoming part of the FarmHouse experience. Read below for some Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.

FarmHouse is a unique values-based fraternity that was founded in 1905 and has 30,000 lifetime members. To learn more about our history, leadership and guiding principles, visit our About Page.

Yes! FarmHouse is a Greek Fraternity, but we are one of the few who don’t have Greek letters in our name. Our beginnings were unique and the name still fits us in that way today. FarmHouse is an acronym of our values: Faith, Ambition, Reverence, Morality, Honesty, Obedience, Unity, Service, and Excellence. Our Experience is different in that we have a completely open ritual. This means no secrets. Family, friends and faculty are often invited to attend meals, events and ceremonies associated with the ritual of our membership. Learn more here.

FarmHouse exists today on 35 college campuses across North America. To see which campuses we are on today, visit our Current Chapters page.

With locations at over 35 colleges, there is likely a  FarmHouse chapter close to you. If you would like to learn more about the Fraternity or get in contact with someone at your local campus chapter, please click here and share your information with us. If FarmHouse doesn’t exist on the campus you attend or plan to attend, no problem. We are always looking for new expansion opportunities and would love to speak with you about starting a chapter at a new campus.

We’re excited and honored that you are interested in starting a FarmHouse chapter on your campus. Find out how to start that process in the Start a Chapter at Your School section.

FarmHouse men are expected to meet their financial obligations until they graduate from their universities. As an undergraduate member, the following obligations are expected to be met:

  • Initiation Fee of $200 includes the cost of the Standard Membership Badge, Membership Plaque, and a lifetime subscription to FarmHouse’s magazine Pearls & Rubies
  • Membership Dues: $145 each semester
  • Insurance Assessment: ~$115 each semester

Chapters are also expected to create their operating budgets and collect semester dues from their members beyond the national fees. These semester dues are invested back into the chapter and its members and are typically used for activities such as leadership and educational programs, social events and philanthropy and service projects.

FarmHouse prides itself on being a leader in academics among its peers. We understand that you cannot be a successful part of our organization unless you are doing well in school, so academics always come first. There is a time commitment expected of you to the Fraternity, but this commitment is shaped to avoid interfering with schoolwork. In fact, graduation rates and academic excellence is greater among members of the Fraternity in comparison to nonmembers. More than 70% of our students have a grade point average above that of their Greek and non-Greek peers.

FarmHouse prides itself in providing a safe, learning environment for its chapters. As part of this commitment, no alcohol or drugs are allowed on property for chapters that own a house. All members are expected to uphold the law and adhere to drinking alcohol safely if they choose to drink at all. Drugs or controlled substances are strictly prohibited. For more information please refer to our Bylaws and Policies.

FarmHouse men tend to be engaged in social activities on campus and at their individual chapter houses. From social functions, to intramural sports, clubs and service activities, our members are engaged and involved with each other and members of their communities.

In terms of specific projects or service initiatives, members make it a priority to be involved in community service and philanthropy opportunities. This includes participating in our two official philanthropies, as well as some local service projects at the choosing of specific chapters.

Recruitment FAQs


Recruitment FAQs

Recruitment is a time-honored and important part of any fraternity’s process. As with everything we do, we strive to make this a transparent and welcoming part of the FarmHouse experience. Read below for some Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.

FarmHouse is a unique values-based fraternity that was founded in 1905 and has 30,000 lifetime members. To learn more about our history, leadership and guiding principles, visit our About Page.

Yes! FarmHouse is a Greek Fraternity, but we are one of the few who don’t have Greek letters in our name. Our beginnings were unique and the name still fits us in that way today. FarmHouse is an acronym of our values: Faith, Ambition, Reverence, Morality, Honesty, Obedience, Unity, Service, and Excellence. Our Experience is different in that we have a completely open ritual. This means no secrets. Family, friends and faculty are often invited to attend meals, events and ceremonies associated with the ritual of our membership. Learn more here.

FarmHouse exists today on 35 college campuses across North America. To see which campuses we are on today, visit our Current Chapters page.

With locations at over 35 colleges, there is likely a  FarmHouse chapter close to you. If you would like to learn more about the Fraternity or get in contact with someone at your local campus chapter, please click here and share your information with us. If FarmHouse doesn’t exist on the campus you attend or plan to attend, no problem. We are always looking for new expansion opportunities and would love to speak with you about starting a chapter at a new campus.

We’re excited and honored that you are interested in starting a FarmHouse chapter on your campus. Find out how to start that process in the Start a Chapter at Your School section.

FarmHouse men are expected to meet their financial obligations until they graduate from their universities. As an undergraduate member, the following obligations are expected to be met:

  • Initiation Fee of $200 includes the cost of the Standard Membership Badge, Membership Plaque, and a lifetime subscription to FarmHouse’s magazine Pearls & Rubies
  • Membership Dues: $145 each semester
  • Insurance Assessment: ~$115 each semester

Chapters are also expected to create their operating budgets and collect semester dues from their members beyond the national fees. These semester dues are invested back into the chapter and its members and are typically used for activities such as leadership and educational programs, social events and philanthropy and service projects.

FarmHouse prides itself on being a leader in academics among its peers. We understand that you cannot be a successful part of our organization unless you are doing well in school, so academics always come first. There is a time commitment expected of you to the Fraternity, but this commitment is shaped to avoid interfering with schoolwork. In fact, graduation rates and academic excellence is greater among members of the Fraternity in comparison to nonmembers. More than 70% of our students have a grade point average above that of their Greek and non-Greek peers.

FarmHouse prides itself in providing a safe, learning environment for its chapters. As part of this commitment, no alcohol or drugs are allowed on property for chapters that own a house. All members are expected to uphold the law and adhere to drinking alcohol safely if they choose to drink at all. Drugs or controlled substances are strictly prohibited. For more information please refer to our Bylaws and Policies.

FarmHouse men tend to be engaged in social activities on campus and at their individual chapter houses. From social functions, to intramural sports, clubs and service activities, our members are engaged and involved with each other and members of their communities.

In terms of specific projects or service initiatives, members make it a priority to be involved in community service and philanthropy opportunities. This includes participating in our two official philanthropies, as well as some local service projects at the choosing of specific chapters.