Becoming a Freemason can be one of the most significant events of your life. From the moment you become a Brother, you will discover immediate acceptance and Brotherly love.
Membership in a Masonic Lodge is open to all men 18 years of age or older — regardless of race, color, or religion. Our membership requirements are very clear:
- You must be of good character and reputation. You’ll have to provide evidence of living a positive life through references from at least one Mason and three other people.
- You must believe in a Supreme Being and the immortality of the soul. This belief is not prescribed — rather, we encourage you to be steadfast in the faith of your choice.
The First Steps
If you know a Mason, you can of course ask them how to become part of the fraternity. If you don’t know a Mason, just find a lodge near you — the Brothers will be happy to meet with you for an informational session, and at some point you may be granted the right to petition for membership. Petitions are read in a Lodge meeting and referred to a committee, which may interview you further. Your family is also encouraged to ask any questions that they may have. (You can download the “Brochure for Families” HERE.)
After a committee reports its findings to the Lodge, a secret ballot is taken. If the vote is favorable, you’ll be notified and be given a date to receive your first degree.
You can also get started right now by filling out the form on this page.
We will send you some preliminary information and someone will contact you shortly to put you in touch with a lodge local to you.
Upon entering the Fraternity — and especially completing the Third Degree — you’ll become a Master Mason, and be eligible for all that Masonry has to offer you, which includes:
Worldwide Brotherhood / Fellowship / Meaningful community service
Camaraderie with other moral men / Much more
It’s our sincere hope that you’ll consider becoming a Free and Accepted Mason, and sharing the feeling of friendship and Brotherly love that Freemasons have enjoyed from time immemorial.