The 4-Fold Building Process
The university environment is one that promotes growth - through academic study and through personal development. Enhancing and supporting this growth, is the FarmHouse chapter member experience, which is grounded in the Fraternity’s commitment to helping young men develop through a four-fold focus of intellectual, social/moral, spiritual and physical growth.
Intellectual growth is promoted as the prime objective of the college student. So too is it the belief that it becomes a primary responsibility of the Fraternity. It is the aim of FarmHouse to amplify the cultural and intellectual atmosphere of the university, by providing surroundings conducive to study, by offering counseling to students who require assistance, by helping a man to plan his time, by encouraging each man to apply himself to his primary goal with diligence.
When a young man goes to college he is often taking a first step toward independence. At this time religious convictions and feelings toward morals and customs he has previously shared with family or friends often undergo personal reflection. He may build on these foundations, or he may, consciously or unconsciously, drift away from his previously held convictions. FarmHouse encourages their members to grow in the exploration of their faith.
To be mentally alert, productive, and a contributing member to the Fraternity and society, a man needs to be in good health, in mind, body and spirit. It is essential to a student’s well-being that he learn the healthy habits of balanced meals, receive adequate rest, be active and be supported in his emotional health by his brothers.