Who can become a Freemason?
Our fraternity has a wonderful history, which dates back more than three centuries. It is one of the world's oldest secular fraternities, a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it aims to bring together men of goodwill, regardless of background and differences.
People might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It's actually straightforward.
Freemasons do not solicit membership into our Fraternity.
Therefore, a man must come "of his own freewill and accord."
If you are interested in becoming a Freemason you must ask a Mason for a petition.
If you do not know a Mason you can visit us at any stated meeting.
See the Home Page for time and location.
You must believe in God and the immortality of the soul.
Freemasonry accepts good men of all faiths, but you cannot be an atheist.
Masonry requires that a man be "sound in mind and members."
A man must be in relatively good health and able to walk and kneel and have a clear mind.
Masonry makes good men better.
While Masonry is a system of self improvement, we do not propose to make bad men good.
By associating ourselves with men of high character we in turn become better men.
If you are a felon you cannot be a Mason.
If none of the above statements disqualify you from membership and you have a favorable opinion
of our ancient and honorable fraternity, locate a Lodge in your area and introduce yourself at a
stated meeting or call the Lodge Secretary (see contact page).