Freemasonry accepts all men of good character. There are very few limitations, but there are some important exceptions.
Freemasonry requires a belief in a deity, for no atheist may become a Mason. It also requires a clean moral life, for a Mason must also be a good citizen. Freemasonry strives to teach a man the duty he owes to God, his country, his neighbor, and himself. It inculcates the practice of every virtue and makes extensive use of symbolism in its teachings. It does not interfere with religion or politics and will not countenance any argument or contention within the Lodge in connection with an attempt to influence the religious or political beliefs of any person.
In Rhode Island, a man must be 18 years old to join. There is no upper limit on age.
We have 23 Lodges in Rhode Island, and they meet monthly. There are meetings taking place every day of the week and many areas of the State have more than one lodge you could join.
Once we receive a petition request a Lodge will contact you, and send you an application. You must fill out the online application. A committee from the Lodge will meet with you. Your application will be voted upon. If you receive a favorable ballot, you will be notified when the degrees will begin. You and other candidates must learn a portion of what will be taking place during your degrees.