About Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega, or APO, is a national community service fraternity, derived from the Boy scouts of America and reflects its goals in its official purpose:
The purpose of the fraternity is to assemble college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop leadership, to promote friendship, and to provide service to humanity; and to further freedom that is our national, educational, and intellectual heritage.
Frank Reed Horton at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania founded Alpha Phi Omega on December 16th, 1925.
There are many opportunities in APO that members can take advantage of in order to further develop their leadership skills. Alpha Phi Omega offers a nationally renowned leadership program known as the LEADS program. Members can also practice their leadership skills through the many leadership activities (LDCs) offered through our chapter. Some of our popular activities include the high ropes course, yoga, and rock climbing. Aside from weekly leadership activities, any APO member can run for executive board, appointed officer, or even exhibit leadership by acting as a pledge parent to incoming pledges.
Although we do many service projects, we seek to develop friendships as well. We have many different fellowship activities, such as intramural sports (flag football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, etc.), dinners on Green St., and game nights. With brothers ranging from freshman to graduate students, everyone can find someone with similar interests! The great people that you can befriend through your service with APO is the difference between doing service independently and doing service as a member of APO. You will be surprised at how quickly you will grow to love your brothers in Alpha Phi Omega!
Leadership and Fellowship are great facets of APO; however, our primary aim is service. Every member in APO is dedicated to and desires to do service in a great variety of ways. Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed service fraternity that strives to provide service in the 4 Cs: Chapter, Campus, Community, and Country. There are a variety of service projects to choose from weekly such as tutoring at local middle schools, volunteering at nursing homes, cleaning up local parks, working football games, helping with MDA, and collecting food for the Houston Food Bank…just to name a few. Volunteering with your APO brothers will make any type of service more exciting!