A call for the students of Brooks College House to pursue excellence and to constantly strive to put forth their best efforts while respecting the qualities of those around them.
During orientation, first-year Brooksians are asked to write down 1) something about themselves that they would like to remain a part of their past as they move on to college and and are incorporated into the Brooks House community, and 2) a goal that they would like to achieve or a part of themselves that they would like to develop during their time in Brooks and at F&M. The first items are placed into the ceremonial Phoenix Sculpture, which is placed into a bonfire on Hartman Green. This "rebirth" through fire epitomizes the symbolism of the phoenix and is an integral part of orientation for new Brooks House members. The second items are returned as students leave F&M at the end of their senior year and allow for important self-reflection on their personal and academic growth.