University of Illinois

A Letter From the Association President

Illinois FarmHouse Brothers,

I’d like to invite you to a new era for FarmHouse Fraternity at the University of Illinois. In December 2016, you likely received a letter saying that the active Chapter was experiencing dire times. At that time, drastic and uncomfortable changes had to made to restore and honor the traditions and legacy that each of you built at Illinois FarmHouse and to ensure our FarmHouse Chapter will flourish in years to come. Since that letter, the active Chapter and association has made a complete 180. Now, the active Chapter has been selected as Chapter of the Year for four consecutive years! They have consistently been in Top 3 in GPA for the last three years and continue to recruit high quality men that will restore and honor those traditions of the past as we move forward into a new era.

All these feats and accomplishments have been driven by the young men of the active Chapter and a small group of alumni. Now comes the point that we need the entire alumni base to support and engage if we want to see FarmHouse Fraternity at the University of Illinois to continue to grow and prosper. We have launched a Two-Phase strategy to bring the physical chapter house back to standards that our FarmHouse Moms would be proud of. We have completed phase one, which was a complete renovation of the front porch and surrounding areas of the Chapter house and property. Phase two is a Master House Plan to determine and develop plans for a house renovation at our 809 address. We need each of you to achieve our next objectives:

  • Hit our recruitment goals. The men have been challenged to hit at least 40 in-house members to start construction on this project. The Chapter currently has 27 in-house and 8 out-of-house members. We need help from all alumni in reaching this goal.
  • Launch Capital Campaign in the next 24 months
  • Continue to focus on Alumni Engagement that brings our brotherhood closer together

Since December 2016, the chapter has made great progress and we are very proud of the men that represent FarmHouse today. We have taken that first step…Now, let’s see what we as lifelong brothers can accomplish NEXT!

Fraternally,
Bruce Frank
President, Illinois FarmHouse Association

OFFICERS


Bruce Frank

President

Clinton Charles

Vice President

Gary Luth

Treasurer

ASSOCIATION NEWS


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EVENTS


Illinois Come Home Weekend

FarmHouse brothers and friends are invited to meet for an open house, meeting and tailgate the Illinois Fighting Illini take on Virginia! Join us for a fun-filled day with your Illinois FarmHouse brothers.

PHOTO GALLERY


Chapter of the Year

May 14, 2021

The Illinois Chapter was awarded IFC Chapter of the Year at the University of Illinois 2022 Greek Oscars. FarmHouse also won awards in Outstanding Member Development, Scholarship Programming, and Commitment to Philanthropy.

Illinois


University of Illinois

A Letter From the Association President

Illinois FarmHouse Brothers,

I’d like to invite you to a new era for FarmHouse Fraternity at the University of Illinois. In December 2016, you likely received a letter saying that the active Chapter was experiencing dire times. At that time, drastic and uncomfortable changes had to made to restore and honor the traditions and legacy that each of you built at Illinois FarmHouse and to ensure our FarmHouse Chapter will flourish in years to come. Since that letter, the active Chapter and association has made a complete 180. Now, the active Chapter has been selected as Chapter of the Year for four consecutive years! They have consistently been in Top 3 in GPA for the last three years and continue to recruit high quality men that will restore and honor those traditions of the past as we move forward into a new era.

All these feats and accomplishments have been driven by the young men of the active Chapter and a small group of alumni. Now comes the point that we need the entire alumni base to support and engage if we want to see FarmHouse Fraternity at the University of Illinois to continue to grow and prosper. We have launched a Two-Phase strategy to bring the physical chapter house back to standards that our FarmHouse Moms would be proud of. We have completed phase one, which was a complete renovation of the front porch and surrounding areas of the Chapter house and property. Phase two is a Master House Plan to determine and develop plans for a house renovation at our 809 address. We need each of you to achieve our next objectives:

  • Hit our recruitment goals. The men have been challenged to hit at least 40 in-house members to start construction on this project. The Chapter currently has 27 in-house and 8 out-of-house members. We need help from all alumni in reaching this goal.
  • Launch Capital Campaign in the next 24 months
  • Continue to focus on Alumni Engagement that brings our brotherhood closer together

Since December 2016, the chapter has made great progress and we are very proud of the men that represent FarmHouse today. We have taken that first step…Now, let’s see what we as lifelong brothers can accomplish NEXT!

Fraternally,
Bruce Frank
President, Illinois FarmHouse Association

OFFICERS


Bruce Frank

President

Clinton Charles

Vice President

Gary Luth

Treasurer

ASSOCIATION NEWS


No posts found!

EVENTS


Illinois Come Home Weekend

FarmHouse brothers and friends are invited to meet for an open house, meeting and tailgate the Illinois Fighting Illini take on Virginia! Join us for a fun-filled day with your Illinois FarmHouse brothers.

PHOTO GALLERY


Chapter of the Year

May 14, 2021

The Illinois Chapter was awarded IFC Chapter of the Year at the University of Illinois 2022 Greek Oscars. FarmHouse also won awards in Outstanding Member Development, Scholarship Programming, and Commitment to Philanthropy.