Who we are:
Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service based fraternity founded on the principles of leadership, friendship and service. More commonly known as APO, it is the largest collegiate fraternity in the United States, with chapters at over 375 campuses and an expansive alumni network of over 400,000. Alpha Phi Omega even has chapters internationally in countries like Australia, Canada and many chapters in the Philippines. 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. Alpha Phi Omega continues to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.
So what exactly is APO all about? Yes, technically, Alpha Phi Omega is a fraternity, but there are a few things that set us apart from the rest:
First and foremost, it’s a service fraternity. When most people think of fraternities, they think of social fraternities, in which the greatest emphasis is placed upon a sense of belonging to a group. But Alpha Phi Omega has a greater cause: that of service. Under the guiding principles of leadership, friendship, and service, Alpha Phi Omega provides service to the community by donating time and effort to various organizations and causes.
It’s open to anyone. Even though we are technically a fraternity, membership in Alpha Phi Omega is not open only to men. Anyone and everyone can join. You can even be in another social fraternity or sorority. The only criterion is that you have an earnest desire to help out those in need.
It’s an international organization. It’s not only here that students have the opportunity to join this great organization. In fact, Alpha Phi Omega is the largest co-ed service fraternity in the world, with more than 256,000 members on 687 campuses across the nation.