Fraternity men are engaged on campus, excel academically, and become community leaders upon graduation. Through brotherhood, fraternity men work to bring out the best in one another. In these difficult times, this commitment to values, one another and higher educational institutions may be more important than ever in our history.
Colleges and universities offer, by and large, an environment in which young men and women grow to become responsible citizens who contribute to their communities upon graduation. Fraternal organizations, like colleges and universities, educate men about responsible decision making throughout the college years. In fact, studies demonstrate fraternity men are better educated about health and safety issues than those not affiliated with fraternities and those studies suggest the education works.
Individual adult males attending colleges and universities in this country should be able to join a fraternity when they choose. Freedom of Association is a central tenet of American freedom. Additionally, there is NO evidence that deferred recruitment addresses any of the ills that colleges and universities seek to address when instituted. In fact, studies suggest the opposite.
And, with these fundamental beliefs in mind, we seek to partner with higher education. However, members' constitutional rights to freely associate cannot be hindered nor our belief in due process and fairness in conduct processes. If necessary, our members may choose to affiliate with our national fraternal organizations without university recognition.