Our brotherhood serves as a form of social support, a factor that has long been proven to support mental health in individuals. Fraternities provide the opportunity to choose this new family: something that many people do not experience until they step onto a college campus on the first day of freshman year. The connection between joining our fraternal family and hazing can truly become problematic, especially in the context of asking someone to trust us to help them become a fraternal man. Regardless of someone’s mental health, hazing is a process that not only tears down an individual’s ability to function successfully in our fraternal family, but also weakens it in the long run. Becoming the greatest version of ourselves involves adding those who can support us during times of high stress. We cannot claim to build each other up and become the greatest versions of ourselves if we haze the very people who will soon become our brothers. That is why we focus on the importance of brotherhood. We aim to bring people together from all different backgrounds, not just to be friends in college, but to be family for life.