To the Class of 2014

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Congratulations to the high school senior class of 2014!  Welcome to a new chapter in your lives.  To get to this point, you’ve done well in school and hopefully have made a few good friends along the way.  You’ve probably also picked a major and signed up for some classes next fall.  But you’ve still got a major decision to make.  Who are you going to surround yourself with for the next four years?  There’s only so much professors and overpriced textbooks can teach you – the rest you’ll learn from the people around you.  This is the one time in your life where you get to live in a place with thousands of people your age.  Are you going to leave your college experience to chance?  Are you going to let someone behind a desk randomly pick your dorm room and roommate?  Choose to live somewhere where you’re more than just another name.  Choose to live beside others who will call you their brother.  Go Greek.

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“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 fellowmen and to the world.”

– From FarmHouse’s “Object”

FarmHouse has been a fraternity at the University of Idaho since 1957.  We look for men with the qualities listed above who are looking for a challenge and are always striving to better themselves and those around them.  We don’t want you to have to go it alone.  Our motto is “Builder of Men,” and we believe that every man who enters FarmHouse leaves a better person.  Although we realize that FarmHouse isn’t the right fit for everyone, we think that almost anyone can call it home.  You don’t have to have an agricultural major to be a member of FarmHouse.  We have members from all walks of life, and in every single college at the U of I.  We’re often asked why we don’t have Greek letters like the other fraternities on campus.  Let me ask you this:  what do the letters beta, phi, or theta mean?  The name FarmHouse has a lot of meaning to us.  Not only does each of the letter represent one of the principles that we believe in…

Faith

Ambition

Reverence

Morality

 

Honesty

Obedience

Unity

Service

Excellence

… but the name as a whole represents something too.  Hard working, persistent, ambitious, welcoming, genuine – these are characteristics of the American farmer.  They’re also the traits that we strive to promote. We welcome any person who exhibits them into our membership.  This leads to diversity in our chapter and an environment that is very authentic.  Our men aren’t trying to fit a mold.  Instead, they’re bringing their strengths and leaving their legacies behind.  As a member of FarmHouse, you can do the same.

Your path to membership in FarmHouse begins here.  Check out the information in the “Recruitment” and “About Us” sections above.  Check out our Facebook page to stay up to date with the activities that we’re doing this summer. If you’re going to join a fraternity this fall, sign up for rush here.  If you’re ready to get in touch with us, contact our Vice President of Recruitment, Matthew Daniel at (208) 546-2783 or dani2918@vandals.uidaho.edu.  We’d be more than happy to have a conversation addressing your future at the University of Idaho.

Go Vandals! Go Greek!