The purpose of Alpha Phi Omega shall be to assemble college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop leadership, to promote friendship and to provide service to humanity; and to further the freedom that is our national educational and intellectual heritage.
Our Cardinal Principles
Leadership is the first of our 3 Cardinal Principles. There are many different ways within APO to develop leadership skills. Each semester every brother is placed on a committee to work on a specific area of need within the fraternity. Another great why to to get involved is by becoming a "big brother" to a new member. All brothers also have the opportunity to run for an officer or executive position which are elected each semester. Whether you like designing t-shirts or planning service events, there is a place in APO to develop leadership skills while utilizing your talents.
Our second principle is friendship. APO is not just another service organization on campus but a brotherhood. When you become a brother of APO, you begin to form lifelong friendships. From movie nights in the lounge to formal, we enjoy hanging out with each other. We host a variety of different social events each semester to help get to know each other. It is also through the unplanned pit sits or Cook Out runs that we are able to make lasting memories.
The last principle is service. Service is the core of our organization and what unites us together. We strive to promote service in four areas: to our fraternity, to our college campus, to our community, and to our nation. This is done through events that we coordinate and other organizations that we partner with. Each brother is required to complete 25 hours of service each semester, but many choose to do more hours. APO is a great way to get plugged into a variety of different service opportunities both on and off campus.