Who We Are.

    Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) is the fraternity sharing a common bond within a dynamic, global agriculture committed to fostering the highest values and providing each and every brother with superior lifelong personal development and professional success.


    Over A Century Of Success.

    AGR was founded in 1904 at Ohio State University and has since expanded to almost 70 campuses nationwide. AGR has historically been strictly an agricultural fraternity, but we have since expanded our membership to those people pursuing careers in agriculture, food and fiber, natural resources, life sciences and related fields.


    In 1916, AGR expanded to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With its large agricultural campus and being the heart of the "Dairy State," Madison was an obvious place for a chapter. The Iota Chapter, as it was named, has been an influential organization on the Greek campus and the university since then. More than 1,600 men have made the Iota Chapter their college home.


    AGR Iota Founding Class, 1916


    In 2016, the Iota Chapter had its largest celebration with more than 400 brothers and guests gathering for the 100th anniversary of its founding.






  • Alpha Gamma Rho Values.

    Our values guide our daily lives. These values are our expectations, and we hold each other accountable to them.

    1. Consistently perform as a professional, integrity-driven, world class organization committed to the highest of standards and driven to recruit men of the highest potential.
    2. Always present a positive image of Alpha Gamma Rho in everything we say and do.
    3. Inspire a pursuit of academic excellence among our members.
    4. Encourage lifelong involvement in the colleges and universities we call home.
    5. Foster lifelong personal development through innovative educational, leadership and social opportunities.
    6. Engage all brothers in professional development, promoting lifelong career success.
    7. Attract members representing the breadth, sophistication, scope and relevance of agriculture.
    8. Reflect, value and advocate for diversity in our membership and professional lives.
    9. Ensure sound financial management and responsibility individually and at all levels of the fraternity.
    10. Enthusiastically recognize and reward accomplishments consistent with our promise and values.


    Common Questions.

    What kind of fraternity is AGR?

    It’s both a social and a professional fraternity. All members of AGR focus on their academic goals while still enjoying all aspects of student life on campus.


    How do you become a member?

    If you and the fraternity have a mutual interest, you immediately become a member. We have developed the Brotherhood Program to eliminate the possibility of hazing in order to focus on our tradition of leadership. We have a zero-tolerance policy. 


    Do all members come from agricultural backgrounds?

    No. AGR is for any young man preparing for any agriculture or food-related career, including food science, biotechnology, agricultural business and marketing, environmental science and many others.


    What can you expect?

    We pride ourselves on being campus leaders and having fun together. We support each other on campus and throughout life. Being a part of AGR is choosing to be connected with a network of well-rounded men across the world for your entire life.