Honor is personal integrity and excellence of character. It is an enduring quality found in all persons who deserve to lead others.
All honorable persons conscientiously seek to recognize, to uphold, and to encourage that which is ethical and that which is just. With humility, they acknowledge human failings which tend to induce the sacrifice of lofty ideas for base gains. They are aware of the difficulty of distinguishing right from wrong when confronted by a variety of alternative goals and a multitude of pressures and means to achieve those goals. But their honor is coupled with resolute courage. They may falter and they may fail. Yet they rise with renewed determination to do what is right. Their reputations are their most priceless possessions.
All honorable persons recognize their duties before they demand their rights. They respect law and promote order not because of negative fear of sanctions but because of an affirmative conviction that a good society requires the stability which order provides.
Worthy members of Beta Gamma Sigma consciously seek to act honorably at all times. Thus they confidently pursue peace of mind and happiness for themselves even as they serve as an exemplar for others.
Honor is a guiding star which encourages altruism, enlightened social responsibility, and service rather than selfishness.
I ask you to accept Honor as an ideal to be translated into reality in your conduct every day of your life.