Farmhouse is a fraternity dedicated to the building of men through Four fold development. Farmhouse seeks to build men with intellectual, social/Moral, Spiritual, and physical Development.
The Object - tHE PURPOSE OF OUR fRATERNITY
The object of our fraternity is to promote good fellowship, to encourage studiousness, and to inspire its members in seeking the best in their chosen lines of study as well as in life. Progress shall mark our every step; the spirit of congeniality shall reign at all times; and every member shall be honest with himself as with his brothers. 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. To be and become such may at times require a sacrifice of time, pleasures and comforts.
FarmHouse History and Purpose
FarmHouse Fraternity was founded at the University of Missouri on April 15, 1905. Our founding fathers were D. Howard Doane, Robert F. Howard, Claude B. Hutchison, Henry H. Krusekopf, Earl and Henry Rusk, and Melvin E. Sherwin. These seven men formed the basis of a fraternity that has almost
fifty chapters and thirty thousand total initiated brothers.
In the mid-nineties, the idea of FarmHouse came to Clemson University. We initially chartered in 1995 and later went inactive. Later, an interest group was again founded at Clemson which lead to us being chartered on February 7, 2015. Being a younger fraternity allows our members to have more of an
impact in the day-to-day decisions and operations of the Fraternity and allows for an opportunity for younger members to gain leadership roles. With our New Member Education program, this brotherhood seeks to develop leaders and give young men the skills and resources to help them with all facets of
college life at Clemson University and life after college. In addition to valuable skills, we strive to educate new members about the history and traditions of FarmHouse along with the history of Clemson University.
We strive to create a diverse, well-rounded group of men from all backgrounds in order to create a unique college and fraternal experience for all of our members. Clemson FarmHouse has men from a variety of majors, locations, and walks of life. Brothers in FarmHouse can expect to be held to a high
academic and moral standard. They can also expect to have the social aspect many desire from a fraternity experience.
We hope the best for you in your journey of IFC recruitment and we look forward to meeting you at any of our recruitment events.
fREQUENTLY aSKED qUESTIONS
Q: Is FarmHouse a "real" fraternity?
A: Yes, FarmHouse is every bit a "real" fraternity. We are a member of, and recognized by the Interfraternal Council at Clemson. we hold social and philanthropic events as well as participating in the philanthropies of other Greek organizations. we also partner and mix with other fraternities and sororities around campus. The only major difference is that we do not use Greek letters.
Q: If it's a real fraternity, then why doesn't FarmHouse use Greek letters?
A: Our Founders believed that brotherhood was something special which was often ignored by some fraternities, who focused solely on their letters as a Greek organization and lacked emphasis on improving the brothers themselves. Like the letters of any Greek-lettered social fraternity, the letters of FarmHouse hold special ideals which our brothers strive to uphold each day:
Q: I've heard FarmHouse is a dry fraternity. Is this true?
A: No, FarmHouse is not a dry fraternity. As with any other fraternity, members of age may consume alcohol in accordance with IFC regulations.
Q: Do I have to major in agriculture to become a member?
A: No. at one time the fraternity only allowed students in agriculture school. Now, students from any discipline may rush Farmhouse, and our chapter has members in engineering, business, as well as agriculture.
Q: Seeing as many fraternities at Clemson appear to have experienced sanctions
due to IFC violations, is FarmHouse in good standing with the University?
A: Yes. We are in excellent standing with IFC and the University. We hold our brothers to a high standard to insure we remain as such.
Q:Do I need to be religious to rush Farmhouse?
AA: NO, while faith and spirituality are an important aspect of farmhouse ideals, you do not need to hold specific beliefs to join.
Fall Rush 2018 Calendar
August 21, 2018 @ Death Valley
2PM to 5PM
August 23rd@ Y-Beach
August 25th @ The Cabin
4PM - 7PM
1241 Davis Mill Road, Seneca
August 29th @ Bowman Field
6PM - sundown
A link to our Rush Calendar can be found here:
If you are interested in rushing the Clemson University FarmHouse chapter, or have any questions, please submit your name and contact information below, and we will get back to you, eventually.
Our Director of Recruitment, Campbell Paine, can be reached directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org