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.
We encourage individual adult males attending colleges and universities in this country to join a fraternity of their choosing. Freedom of Association is a central tenet of American freedom. Years of research in higher education indicates that schools without deferred recruitment better service students in their adjustment to college life, both academically and socially.
And, with these fundamental beliefs in mind, we seek to partner with higher education but still maintain that members' constitutional rights to freely associate are important.