Universities SchemeThe Lodge of Fraternity welcomes students. For many years lodges associated with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have been highly successful. Consequently, a few years ago the Grand Lodge of England introduced the Universities Scheme nationally.
The scheme offers undergraduates and postgraduates the opportunity to join Freemasonry. The aim is to open up wider opportunities for undergraduates and other university members to join and enjoy Freemasonry. While the normal age limit for joining Freemasonry is 21, in the case of students, this limit is reduced to 18. In addition, reduced fees are charged to those aged under 25. The scheme enables specific lodges to be particularly open to undergraduates. The Lodge of Fraternity is one of these and has enthusiastically joined the Universities Scheme, welcoming undergraduates and postgraduates in general, especially those studying in the Stockton & Middlesbrough area.