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Values & Purpose

  • ritual & Values
  • Transforming Values into Action

    Fraternities and Sororities are VALUES-BASED Organizations. Each group was founded with purpose, values, principles, and a missions in context of their time and experience in American history. These values are relevant to the 21st century college experience.

    The espoused creeds and mission statements, the values of fraternities and sororities align with the intended outcomes for Franklin & Marshall students.

     “Live Your Values and Live Your Ritual"

Each Fraternity and Sorority has their own ceremonies, rituals, and traditions that reflect, support, and reinforce the missions, purpose, principles, and values. We apply these components in our personal values, organizations values. They manifest in our actions, behaviors, and attitudes. Our challenge is to develop a congruency in personal, group, and community values. Each individual and group has varying levels of congruency. Each person and each fraternal group has opportunities to grow. They are supported by their peers, advisory teams, programming, programs, and college support systems.

Personal Values Group Values Community Values

Our success begins with an emphasis on each individual fraternity and sorority member knowing their values on all three levels. We can then move towards putting our organizational creeds into an action-based approach. We focus on  programs, activities, and behaviors that connect enacted and espoused values. 

Focus on Fraternity History CAll For Values Congruence
National Ritual Awareness Week  
  • Live Your Ritual
    • fraternalvalues: FVS Chapters - the Chapter Update Form is due TOMORROW, 10/1. Complete it here:
    • fraternalvalues: FVS chapters - what are you doing to recruit new members? Send photos or fun ideas to
    • fraternalvalues: “It’s not hazing, it’s brotherhood!” “You have to earn it!” Would our founders have said the same things? Think values. #NHPW14
    • fraternalvalues: In honor of #NHPW14, what is your FVS chapter doing to help your campus see the bigger picture and take values-based action?
    • fraternalvalues: @fraternalthghts great post & we might also ask, "are you able to identify the educational purpose AND how it aligns with the org's VALUES?"
    • actualsorormove: RT @ZTAFraternity: #NHPW14 has come to a close, but we won't stop standing up to hazing. Catch up on the ZTAFeed posts here:…
    • actualsorormove: RT @whatsarah_said: Love seeing NPHC and PHC doing service together for Habitat for Humanity! @Mandyy_Mayy1 @racklemyers @BallStateGreeks h…
    • actualsorormove: RT @ZTAFraternity: Babies can't open a bid card, but new members can. #newmembersarenotbabies #NHPW14…
    • actualsorormove: RT @Confidence_Co: The #WorldsBF contest ends at tonight at midnight! Nominate your friend before it's too late: ht…
    • actualsorormove: RT @AlphaChiOmegaHQ: Empower each other to act with dignity. Encourage members to embrace leadership & sisterhood in Alpha Chi Omega. #hono…