About Alpha Phi Omega
lpha Phi Omega is an international fraternity/sorority, with chapters in universities, colleges and campuses all over the Philippines and in the United States of America. You’re joining more than just a campus club. You’re joining a family, a brotherhood of young men and women committed to doing their part to help others and living lives guided by the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service. Originally founded to be a way for all scouts to continue their service in college, APO has grown to accommodate students from every background who are interested in service.
Alpha Phi Omega is the single most representative undergraduate intercollegiate organization in the United States of America and in the Republic of the Philippines. We take pride in this and want to be even larger. We determine to be larger only because, if what we are and what we represent are important and useful to students, then we should share what we have in order to further our common goals more effectively. We want to share with colleges and universities all across this great land the benefits that Alpha Phi Omega gives to students, their campuses and their communities.
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The Three Cardinal Principles
LEADERSHIP IN ALPHA PHI OMEGA
If society were composed simply of things—books, machines, and gadgets, then a college experience consisting solely of academics would adequately prepare you for life. But, society is people, and whenever people interact with each other, the need for leadership arises. So, Alpha Phi Omega offers a college student the opportunity to practice and develop leadership.
Each chapter is a microcosm of our republican form of democracy, with leadership selected by the majority of the membership. Advisors are just that, people who stand ready to assist your officers. Every chapter organization has many positions of differing responsibilities, allowing every member the opportunity to lead and allowing for increasing responsibilities as experience and performance merit.
As a "stakeholder" in the National Fraternity, your chapter will select two members to serve as Voting Delegates to the National Convention, the highest governing body of the Fraternity. These delegates have the unique opportunity to resolve the issues that affect our entire Fraternity.
Leadership in Alpha Phi Omega goes beyond your graduation. Opportunities for service in the Sectional, Regional, National, and Alumni spheres are possible and are a fine way to make and continue friendships with Brothers across the nation.
Thus. Alpha Phi Omega offers you a great opportunity to grow in leadership as you give service to others.
With so many campus groups from which to choose, students carefully examine organizations on their local campuses. Since 1925, more than 350,000 students have chosen Alpha Phi Omega. Other organizations do service, and other organizations are inexpensive, but no one and no organization does these things the way Alpha Phi Omega does. That is why Alpha Phi Omega is now and continues to be the nation's largest Greek letter Fraternity.
The relationships found and developed in the activities of Alpha Phi Omega are indescribably lasting and indeed something to treasure. They endure long after college, long after friends move apart, and long after your career develops. The fellowship In Alpha Phi Omega is, plainly and simply, the quality which has made us the biggest and, we believe, the best collegiate organization in the world.
SERVICE: OUR MIDDLE NAME
As a National Service Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega is the only national Fraternity with service as its primary mission. While there is a great diversity in the types of service programs conducted from chapter to chapter, they all serve to make up a great national ministry to human need, conducted exclusively by college students.
Each Alpha Phi Omega National Convention adopts a "Program of Emphasis" for the next two years. All chapters are encouraged to develop service projects, which will be beneficial to these groups.
The first full week in November is designated as National Service Week, when all chapters are encouraged to conduct service projects involving other service groups on the campus and in the community.
Alpha Phi Omega's program is directed to four areas: campus, community, nation, and members.