A note to freshmen:


Welcome to your first weekend on fraternity property. We're excited that you will get to share stomping ground with the upperclassmen, and we're looking forward to seeing you in social settings more often.
Here's some advice from some seasoned veterans: play smart. We know you're all smart. Remember, you wouldn't be admitted to DePauw if you weren't. We trust you to balance having fun with being safe for your own health and the health of others.
Remember that "buddy system" we learned in elementary school when going to the bathroom with a friend? It still applies - and is even more prevalent - today. Incorporate an adult version of the buddy system into this weekend and every other one from now on.
But the ultimate key to having a successful party weekend: make wise decisions. You know the difference between a good one and a bad one. And don't put yourself in a situation in which you don't.
Last, but not least, remember what fraternities are: homes to many of the men on this campus. Be respectful of the students who live there and treat their property accordingly. Likewise, treat yourself with respect and be accountable for your decisions.