The vision of the Fraternal Values Society is to create, develop, and support the most trusted values congruent fraternal organizations. The mission of The Society is to illuminate the central values that guided the historical founding of general fraternities and sororities, and to incorporate these values into the contemporary fraternity and sorority experience.
Benefits to your fraternal and campus communities
The existence of the Fraternal Values Society on your campus will benefit the community in the following ways:
- Provide a home and constant force for the advancement of values congruence, alignment, and the continued relevance of fraternities and sororities;
- Stimulate substantial intellectual development and superior intellectual achievement;
- Empower individuals who live their lives according to the fraternal rituals;
- Opportunities for ongoing values-based dialogue and discourse, for outreach, and re-education of others;
- Assert and promote ethical decision-making skills of all members of fraternal organizations;
- Influence the structures, programs, and traditions in existence not congruent with our shared fraternal values;
- Sponsorship of various educational programs throughout the year;
- Promote conduct consistent with good morals and taste, modeling values congruence;
- Assistance for individuals and organizations who struggle to reach these standards, and confrontation of individuals and organizations who fail to uphold these values; and,
- Public recognition of individuals and organizations who exemplify their organizational and ethical values.
Benefits to Fraternity/Sorority Professionals
We know and understand that Campus Advisors already have a lot on their plates. Between putting out fires and keeping up with the myriad of activities that already exist within the typical fraternal community, it can be a challenging and daunting task to identify and begin a relevant values based conversation that has both impact and permanence within the community.
It is the philosophy of AFLV and the Fraternal Values Society to provide a plug-and-play model for programming including curriculum, sample agendas, discussion guides, conversations guides and overall support so that campus advisors can easily infuse the values conversation into the campus fraternal community without having to build and develop their own programming and curriculum. The existence of the Fraternal Values Society on your campus will benefit the campus fraternity/sorority advisor in the following ways:
- Provide another supporting voice in the advancement of values congruence, alignment, and the continued relevance of fraternities and sororities;
- Add relevance to the community in a manner that supports both the mission of the university and the work of the advisor without creating undue burden;
- Provides a powerful influence on the structures, programs, and traditions in existence not congruent with our shared fraternal values;
- Provide quality, leading edge programmatic resource and values based curriculum to forward the fraternal and campus community; and,
- Provides a shared network with other Fraternal Values Society Advisors in a conversation specifically targeted at the promotion of Fraternal/ethical values within campus communities.
Benefits to Individuals
The Society asks members to personalize fraternal ideals in their daily lifelong membership experience. The existence of the Fraternal Values Society on your campus will benefit individual community members in the following ways:
- Increased awareness and personal reflection about fraternal values through program, resources and support materials;
- Ability to advance the role of values congruence in fraternal organizations on campus;
- Opportunity to address and change behaviors that may be incongruent with organizational values;
- Experience with ethical decision making skills and the opportunity to put those skills to the test;
- Public recognition of individuals who exemplify organizational values;
- Gain support for change initiatives;
- The opportunity to work with like-minded fraternity and sorority members for the benefit of the community;
- Be part of a leading-edge movement that has national implications; and
- Gain the respect of faculty and administration for ethical, intellectual, and values-based development.