Q: How do I join FarmHouse?
A: You can be recruited to join FarmHouse during anytime during the year. Maybe a friend or the guy you study with thinks that you would be a great addition to our house. Also, FarmHouse participates in the Intra Fraternity Council's Rush Week. During this week (usually held at the beginning of every semester) we have exciting events such as golf and go-carts at Thunder Road, swing dancing lessons, bonfires, ect where potential new members are welcome to come over and get aquainted with our members.
If the members feel that you have the qualities of a FarmHouse man and that you would be a good fit, you will receive a bid. A bid is a formal invitation to join FarmHouse. We don't allow just anyone into our fraternity, so to receive a bid is an honor.
Q: What can I do if my parents have concerns about fraternities?
A: If possible, we'd like to meet or talk with them and explain about how FarmHouse is a different kind of fraternity than you see in movies and read in the news. Being part of a fraternity can offer you real world experience and opportunities not enjoyed by people in the dorms or off campus. If your parents still aren't convinced, they are more than welcome to talk to any of our parents, who are all aware of the change FarmHouse has had on our lives. Of course, the decision is one that you and your parents have to make and we respect that.
Q: So do you have a "hell week" with hazing and stuff?
A: One of our mottos is: "you can't build men by tearing down boys" and we take it very seriously. None of us joined FarmHouse to be humiliated and mistreated, and we don't expect anyone else to have to endure such things either. We abide by FarmHouse International's anti-hazing policy as well as NDSU Greek Life's anti-hazing policy.
Q: Do I have to be in an Ag major to join FarmHouse?
A: FarmHouse membership is open to men studying any major. While agriculture is in our roots and guides our morals, you will find men of all backgrounds among our members.
Q: Why do you have a pledge period?
A: Quite simply, your pledge semester is an introductory time. Becoming a member of FarmHouse is a big decision. We want to make sure that FarmHouse is the right organization for you, and that you are the right person for FarmHouse.
During your first semester with FarmHouse, you will spend time getting to know your fellow new members, pick a member to be your 'big brother' who will guide you through your FarmHouse experience, learn about the history of the house and meet many alumni members. Again, you will not be treated like a lesser person or hazed; our goal is to make this one of the most exciting experiences in FarmHouse.