Promise, Values, and Covenant

  • A successful journey requires a roadmap, providing a clear sense of direction for the travelers.  Likewise, the Alpha Gamma Rho Promise and Values provide our fraternity with a clear sense of direction as we go about making better men.


    Living the Promise:

    Alpha Gamma Rho is the fraternity sharing a common bond within a dynamic, global agriculture committed to fostering the highest values and providing each and every brother with superior lifelong personal development and professional success.



    1. Consistently perform as a professional, integrity-driven, world class organization committed to the highest of standards and driven to recruit men of the highest potential

    2. Always present a positive image of Alpha Gamma Rho in everything we say or do

    3. Inspire a pursuit of academic excellence among all our members

    4. Encourage lifelong involvement in the colleges and universities we call home

    5. Foster lifelong personal development through innovative educational, leadership, and social opportunities

    6. Engage all brothers in professional development, promoting lifelong career success

    7. Attract members representing the breadth, sophistication, scope, and relevance of agriculture

    8. Reflect, value, and advocate diversity in our membership and professional lives

    9. Ensure sound financial management and responsibility individually and at all levels of the Fraternity

    10. Enthusiastically recognize and reward accomplishments consistent with our Promise and Values


    National Covenant

    Alpha Gamma Rho and Alpha Zeta abide by a national covenant. The covenant is as follows.


    I _________ hereby accept membership in Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and commit myself to:

    (1) Know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity Ritual and will strive to incorporate them in my daily life.

    (2) Participate regularly in all Chapter activities and programs until I graduate.

    (3) Develop an understanding of Alpha Gamma Rho history and Chapter operations.

    (4) Strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity.

    (5) Respect the dignity of all persons; therefore I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or haze any human being.

    (6) Protect the health and safety of all human beings.

    (7) Respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property.

    (8) Live in the Chapter house unless a special expemption is granted by the Chaper.

    (9) Meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.

    (10) Neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither misuse nor support the misuse of alcohol.

    (11) Acknowledge that a clean and attractive environment is essential to both physical and mental health; therefore I will do all in my power to see that the Chapter property is properly cleaned and maintained.

    (12) Abide by the Articles of Incorporation, Constitution, Bylaws, rules and obligations to the Fraternity.

    (13) Challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternal expectations and will confront those who violate them.


    We, the Brothers of Alpha Zeta Chapter, commit ourselves to:


    • Help provide meaningful programs and activities to help you learn about the history and Chapter operations of the Fraternity.
    • Provide you with a "Big Brother" who will assist you and help you get to know all members.
    • Act as your Brothers and true friends.
    • Give you the benefit of our support and experience so that you may obtain a high level of scholarship, maturity, and awareness of Fraternity ideals which, when united with genuine compassion and concern for your fellow man, will help make you a well-rounded individual and true Brother in Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.