Existence was given us for action. Our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than the fine emotions we feel. The York Rite Sovereign College of North America encourages subordinate York Rite Colleges:
To foster a spirit of cooperation and coordination among all the bodies of York Rite Masonry;
To assist in worthy efforts to improve the ritualistic and dramatic presentation of York Rite work;
To conduct an educational program in order to inculcate a greater appreciation of the principles, ideals and programs of York Rite Masonry;
To strengthen York Rite Masonry in every proper manner;
To build a love of country and to aid and support genuine patriotism;
To reward outstanding service to York Rite Masonry by awards, honors and other methods of proper recognition;
To support Charitable and Benevolent endeavors of Freemasonry.