Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the pledge process?
It is usually about 6 weeks long.
What does pledging involve?
The main goal for a pledge of Alpha Phi Omega is to get to know the chapter. Each week, the pledges meet with the Pledge Master to learn about our chapter's history, as well as the its current operations. Pledges are assigned a Big Brother who will meet with them weekly and guide them through the pledge process. Pledges will also spend time with the brotherhood, and get to know them through interviews. With the assistance of the brotherhood, the pledge class will plan a service event and a fellowship event.
Is there a service requirement?
Pledges must complete 17 hours of service during the semester, while brothers must complete 20.
Is there any hazing involved in joining APO?
There is no hazing in APO. It is forbidden by our National Bylaws
Are there dues associated with this fraternity?
Yes, pledges pay $70 during their pledge semester, and active brothers pay $60.
What service projects does your fraternity do?
Our brothers can be found doing service around campus, whether it be tabling for our charity of the semester, organizing campus clean-ups, or participating in campus events like Relay-for-Life, or St Jude's 'Up Til Dawn.' Off campus, our brothers like to volunteer at the local humane society, and help with Habitat for Humanity.
Here's why some of our brothers joined APO!
"I joined APO because I wanted to do community service during college but wasn't sure how to on my own. I heard about the fun traditions and activities APO does and wanted to be part of it. I also wanted to make new friends." - Anonymous Brother
"...because everyone is so nice and actually cares about others, and to have a group of people to do service with." - Khadeeja Ferguson
"To fulfill my desire to help others and to have an undying connection with people who have morals that align with my own." - Cheyne Voss
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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.