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- High School GPA
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- Extra Curricular Activities
- Address City, State Zip
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- High School Have you decided on Greek life?
A Note to Parents from our Recruitment Director
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is your pledge program? It is a 12 week program designed to acclimate
pledges to college-level studying, fraternity history and brotherhood.
It emphasizes academics, intramural's, fraternity history, community service,
and campus involvement.
What rules does FarmHouse have for new members? Traditional fraternity history tests, intramural participation, and
campus involvement and completion through the pledge process through initiation
week. Is there a grade requirement I must meet? FarmHouse requires
a 2.5 GPA to become an initiated member. Pledges who fail to meet the 2.5
minimum will not be initiated, and are allowed a second semester to meet
the requirement. Active members who fail to meet the 2.5 minimum GPA are
put on study table according to our scholarship chair to help them get their
grades back up.
How many pledges will be taken next fall? We have on average
pledge classes of around 15 guys. How active is FarmHouse in intramural's?
At FarmHouse there are teams for nearly every intramural sport offered
ranging from basketball, indoor/outdoor soccer, football, and kickball. We
have very active members and usually make it to playoffs for each sport.
How much will my house bill be each month? Surprisingly,
it is less expensive to live at FarmHouse than in the residence halls.
Also, FarmHouse is well below the means for fraternities in house bills.
The house bill for 2009-2010 school year will be around $2,550 a semester
which includes room and board, cable (internet and TV), and 14 meals a week,
prepared by our cook, Jill.
How many social functions do you have during the
year? We try to have at least one social event per month ranging from
dinners, Set up your roommate, and Date Dash. We have a fall cruise
at lake Coeur D'Alene during early October. We also have parties such as
our Graffiti bash, Greek Wedding, Polyester Wedding, and our yearly 70s
Does FarmHouse offer any scholarships? Our chapter offers incentives
to the pledge program with all freshman who gain over a 3.0 get a $500
scholarship. The voted Pledge of the Year gets another $500. There
are various other scholarships that FarmHouse Alumni present to the
members based on grades, extracurricular activities, and year in house.
What are some advantages of membership in FarmHouse
as compared to other fraternities? Here at FarmHouse we strive to build brotherhood
among the members which is our biggest advantage. With our given house
size being roughly 35 through the years, it is easy to know everyone
in the house as if they were your brother and that’s
how you build real friendships.
Do you have a cook? Yes, Jill has been
our house cook for a number of years, and we have no plans of ever
getting rid of her. She cooks Monday though Friday providing us with
lunch and dinner and a hot breakfast for the mornings.
Are there a
lot of guys in the chapter with my major? We have brothers in every
academic college at Idaho. Ranging from Biology to Business to Engineering
to Agriculture to even Art and Journalism, chances are there is a member
with the same major that can give you guidance.
How involved is your
fraternity in student government and other campus activities? FarmHouse
members can be found in everything, from ASUI to honoraries to campus-wide
groups and even ROTC. Every member of our house is part of one if not
multiple student organizations.
What is the living situation in your
chapter? At FarmHouse we have individual rooms that are completely
customizable as can be seen from the photo section. New people to the
house are usually paired up with a roommate for a semester so they
can get help “learning
What kind of time commitment is the fraternity? As a pledge, the required
time commitment is more than that for an average active member. Still, this
commitment does not, and should not, interfere with school or other activities.
Any pledge obligation, such as study hours or intramural's, is designed to
assist our potential members in making the most of their first semester.