About Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization. With more than 400,000 members on over 375 campuses, Alpha Phi Omega continues to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.
Our chapter is a microcosm of our republic form of democracy, with leadership selected by the majority of the membership. We allow every member the opportunity to lead and allow for increasing responsibilities as experience and performance merit. Brothers are responsible for organizing, leading, and ensuring the success of events in either service or fellowship as part of their leadership requirement.
With its history deeply rooted in the Boy Scouts of America, Alpha Phi Omega allows people to help others while making friendships that will last well beyond college. As such, the brotherhood seeks highly dedicated, compassionate, and enthusiastic pledges each semester.
Anyone is welcome to join Alpha Phi Omega. As a service fraternity, APO welcomes all students who believe in the spirit of service — regardless of sex, color, religion, course of study, or other fraternal affiliation. In this manner, the members of Alpha Phi Omega seek to broaden their scope of service and friendship. Find out more about Alpha Phi Omega at our national website.
Vision, Mission and Values
Be recognized as the premier service-based leadership development organization
Prepare campus and community leaders through service
Develop leadership, promote friendship, and provide service
Alpha Phi Omega is a fraternal organization. We believe participating in a wide variety of social programs helps build a strong feeling of fellowship. Our social activities, which range from local chapter parties to weekend gatherings involving members from many chapters, provide opportunities to make lasting friendships.
In Alpha Phi Omega, you will be a member of the nation’s largest and most respected service fraternity. Our projects serve young and old, campus and opportunity, the nation and our own members. Each chapter decides its own service program, so members have the opportunity to offer ideas for projects and to see them implemented.
Alpha Phi Omega develops the leadership skills of its members. You will have the opportunity to serve as a chapter officer to plan and execute any number of service and social programs, as well as the chance to participate in a variety of leadership development programs sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega.
Our color of blue is a royal blue color. It is elegant, a sign of pure deed and thought. A color in our Nation's flag.
The Torch logo features a torch, the symbol of higher education, with a bowl in the shape of one of the Fraternity pin's triangular sides. The single flame rising from the bowl has three parts, representing the Fraternity's unified expression of the three Cardinal Principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. The torch logo is the primary graphic representation of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.
The ideals of Alpha Phi Omega are embodied in our coat of arms. As everyone who has passed through the ritual knows, the symbolism of the coat of arms stands for the very purpose of brotherhood.
Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service.
With more than 400,000 members on over 375 campuses, it provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization.