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 – Delta Sigma Phi’s “The Better Man”

Delta Sigma Phi

Delta Sigma Phi models their mission of Building Better Men under the three qualities of The Better Man: Men of Courage, Men of Action, and Men of Excellence. These three qualities are intended to be what pushes each member of Delta Sigma Phi “to be better versions of themselves and positively impact the world through their actions and influence”. The values instilled in each of the three qualities are intended to be used to improve the lives of both the members and the broader campus community. They do call on the brothers of Delta Sigma Phi to promote consent and become leaders in ending sexual assault on campus.


Men of Courage

A Delta Sigma Phi Man of Courage “is not afraid to challenge the status quo.” While many see the status quo within fraternities to be the existence of a culture which encourages sexual assault, the Delta Sigs are expected to challenge this, to make their communities ones which take a stand to promote consent courageously. Fraternities across the country are beginning to recognize the need to make changes to be leaders in ending sexual assault; a Man of Courage is defined by “embracing innovative change and advancement.” To be a Man of Courage, a Delta Sig makes his chapter one which is a leader on this issue.

Men of Action

“The Better Man is committed to improving the human condition with principle and sincerity”. This is the first sentence describing a man of action. It is not a physical or violent action, but rather steps to making the lives of everyone around a brother better. To promote consent and become a leader in ending sexual assault on campus, a Delta Sig commits to doing just that. When he sees “an injustice at hand or an opportunity to improve the world around him, he stands up and lends a hand”. Fraternity men have seen that sexual violence is an issue not only within their own community, but within the larger campus community. They are called to stand up, and lend a hand in the large efforts already being made to make our campuses safer.

Men of Excellence

Men of Excellence are “committed to a lifelong experience of improving society”, striving to better themselves while bettering their community.Each Delta Sig can work to better society by being a part of efforts to make campuses safer. His “dedication to high standards of moral conduct” and commitment to “living with decency and integrity in every aspect of his life” draws him to be a leader in ending sexual assault and promoting consent both in his chapter and in his community.


The Better Man is a code which holds members of Delta Sigma Phi to be the best they can be, and for them to join with other campus leaders in ending sexual assault. Fraternity men, to live up to their values, must create a space in which consent is respected and expected. The Better Men of Delta Sigma Phi hold that value and promote within their brotherhood that Consent is So Frat.

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This entry was posted on October 6, 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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