Consent is So Frat

Making consent and healthy relationships part of what it means to be a fraternity brother or sorority sister.

Fraternal Value of The Week – Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Creed of “The True Gentleman”

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Each week, we plan to feature a fraternal value which we believe represents why consent is already part of what it means to be a fraternity brother. For our first week, we’re highlighting the creed of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, “The True Gentleman”:

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.
– John Walter Wayland

The creed talks about being the best a man can be. A True Gentleman asks for consent, drawing from the creed, because his “conduct proceeds from good will” and beacuse he “thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own”. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Creed speaks to consent because it speaks to being a man of principle who does act in ways that harms. By valuing and asking for consent, a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon upholds their code in their relationships with other members of their campus community.

“The True Gentlemen” of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, your fraternal values show that Consent is So Frat.

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This entry was posted on September 16, 2014 by .
Consent is So Frat

Making consent and healthy relationships part of what it means to be a fraternity brother or sorority sister.

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