Excerpt from A Course in Freshman Training: An Official and Confidential Publication Brothers in Phi Gamma Delta: It has long been the hope of the fraternity that that most important phase of undergraduate development - freshman training - be standardized. We have long since concluded that a Fiji's usefulness and growth will be in proportion to the intensity, thoroughness, and sincerity of his training as an impressionable freshman. Field Secretaries have ticed that in many chapters the statistical and ethical training has been regarded as a sacred prerequisite to initiation. In others it has been sadly neglected and incidental. The former group is thorough, generally, because a tradition calling for thoroughness has been handed down from generation to generation. The latter group is the victim of preceding carelessness and has led to an invation, of which this booklet - a Course of Instruction or New Members' Catechism - is a substantial means of operation. As a guide and source of information and as a method for universality and errorless teaching of Fiji doctrines, this Catechism has been prepared. It was compiled from chapter data, experiences and observations of alumni, reactions of past and present national officers and recommendations of college and inter-fraternity authorities concerning ideal ethical practices. By action of the 73rd Ekklesia, this course of study will be required in each chapter. Thus we shall have the satisfaction of kwing that simultaneously, and from coast to coast, new Fiji's will be getting a thorough and universalized training. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.