"builders of men"




The object of our fraternity is to promote good fellowship, to encourage studiousness, and to inspire its members in seeking the best in their chosen lines of study as well as in life. Progress shall mark our every step; the spirit of congeniality shall reign at all times; and every member shall be honest with himself as with his brothers. Men elected to our membership are considered to be of good moral character, to be high in scholarship, to have the capacity for meeting and making friends, and to give promise of service to their fellowmen and to the world. To be and become such may at times require a sacrifice of time, pleasures and comforts.



Thomas Schaffeld

Vestavia Hills, AL

            Welcome to the Alpha Zeta chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity at Auburn University. Since our founding in 1971, we have been one of the top fraternities on campus each year. We pride ourselves in excellence in everything we do ranging from academics, sports, community service, philanthropy and campus involvement. As a brother of FarmHouse Fraternity, you are constantly surrounded by strong, motivated young men who will hold you accountable and challenge you to become a better man. Brothers are constantly looking out for one another and are willing to lend a helping hand at any time. As a fraternity, we serve one another and the Auburn community with our time and giftedness.

Personally, I have enjoyed giving back to the fraternity because it has already given so much to me. Although we call Auburn home for 4-5 years, FarmHouse formulates friendships and memories for life. If you are interested in rushing FarmHouse, please contact our Recruitment Chairmen and see our calendar for upcoming recruitment events. If you are an alumni wanting to contact or reconnect with FarmHouse, please email our Vice President of Alumni Relations. Finally, if you are just wanting to learn more about FarmHouse, I hope you find this website useful. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thomas Schaffeld



campus involvement

FarmHouse is a fraternity committed to excellence and progress in all aspects of life. One of the ways this manifests itself is in campus involvement and academic achievement.

FarmHouse has finished 1st or 2nd place in grades for the past 41 years with a host of brothers in the Honors College as well as many being named to the Dean's list, the College of Science and Mathematics list of Outstanding Students, and more. 

FarmHouse has won the All Sports trophy 10 out of the last 13 years, including the 2013-2014 trophy.

FarmHouse has been awarded by the North American Interfraternity Conference as one of the top five fraternities in the nation.

FarmHouse also won the Chapter Award of Excellence and Most Outstanding Chapter in 2015. The Auburn Chapter placed first in new member recruitment, intellectual development and spiritual development. 

This year alone, FarmHouse men serve across Auburn's campus through War Eagle Girls and Plainsmen, SGA Cabinet, SGA Senate, Camp War Eagle Counselors, NCAA Football, NCAA Track and Field, NCAA Cross-Country, Tiger Hosts, Friends of Aubie, Cheerleaders, Student Recruiters, Freshman Forum, IMPACT Exec, Big Event Project Coordinators, IFC Cabinet, Ambassadors for the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, and the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, and various Honor societies such as Omicron Delta Kappa, Lamda Sigma, and Cardinal Key.


We are glad that you have shown interest in joining our brotherhood and we look forward to meeting you at one of our upcoming summer recruitment events or later on this fall. As an incoming freshman, the decision whether or not to pledge a fraternity, and which one, is a difficult one to make; however, looking back it is hard to imagine what our time in college would have looked like without the men standing beside us now. During your time on this campus, you will find there is no one mold for the "Auburn Man" and likewise there is no single definition for what this chapter values in a member. Rather, we are a group dedicated to the betterment of our members, "As iron sharpens iron," and through this both the betterment of this campus and the communities in which we will go on to work and start a family. 

For more information regarding recruitment, Josh Horton (205.532.9602) and Nolen Langford (205.603.5582) are serving as this year's Recruitment Chairmen and would be glad to answer any questions you might have. If you would like to receive updates on upcoming rush events, please fill out the Contact form.The 2018 summer recruitment schedule is as follows: 

May 19th - Barons Game (Birmingham, AL)

May 26th - Skeet Shoot (Selwood Farms, Sylacauga, AL)

June 9th - Lake Event (Lake Martin, AL)

June 23rd - Cookout (Birmingham, AL)

July 14th - Lake Event (Lake Martin, AL) 

July 28th - Braves vs. Dodgers Game (Atlanta, GA)

     *We will be taking busses from FarmHouse in Auburn to and from this game in Atlanta. 

August 25th - Back to School Lake Event (Lake Martin, AL)




Thomas Schaffeld
Vestavia Hills, AL


Jack Fulkerson
VP of Risk Management
Huntsville, AL


Josh Horton
Rush Chairman
Birmingham, AL


Spencer Kortum
Executive Vice President
Destin, FL

Reed Adams
VP of Brotherhood
Birmingham, AL


Johnson Dooley
Social Chairman
Birmingham, AL


Allan Gulley
VP of Finance
Montgomery, AL


Charlie Barber
VP of Alumni Relations
Baton Rouge, LA


Hunter Short
House Manager
Columbus, MS


Nate Lewis
VP of New Member Education
Vestavia Hills, AL


Nolen Langford
Rush Chairman
Homewood, AL


Calvin Pearson
Kitchen Manager
Gurley, AL

Chapter advisor

Lee Murphy
(334) 703 0455

Dear Parents,

Few times in life are we able to give back to individuals or groups that have helped us along our life journey. As an Auburn FarmHouse alumni, I have had the privilege of giving back to the fraternity by serving as Chapter Advisor for 15 years. FarmHouse strives to provide the tools for its members to reach one's fullest potential by building the whole man spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and morally. The greatest reward I experience as a fraternity advisor is to see young men enter college with a sense of uncertainty, and then a few years later have become productive individuals with a desire for the betterment of all individuals.

We at the Auburn University Chapter of FarmHouse Fraternity strive each day to live by our motto; "Builders of Men."

Please feel free to contact me by phone or emails at any time with questions or concerns you may have of the fraternity or your son's involvement with FarmHouse. War Eagle.