Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity
What is Alpha Phi Omega?
Alpha Phi Omega is a National Coed Service Fraternity--college students gathered together in an organization based on fraternalism and founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts of America. Its purpose is to develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service to humanity.
Who can join?
Any student duly enrolled on the campus where a charter exists, who joins with the chapter members in their service projects, accepts the principles of Scouting on which the Fraternity's ideals are based, and meets the standards of the chapter.
Why should you join?
College should be more than just the acquisition of facts and figures; it also should broaden your experiences, expand and test your inherent abilities, and sharpen your social skills. Alpha Phi Omega, through its unique program of leadership, friendship, and service, can add this necessary but often lacking aspect of college life, and at the same time enable you to help others while helping yourself.
The Official Relationship between Alpha Phi Omega and Scouting
Alpha Phi Omega was founded on the principles of scouting. The Boy Scouts of America, however, does not govern, control, or finance Alpha Phi Omega in any way, and previous membership in Scouting is not required to join our Fraternity.
Why Doesn't Alpha Phi Omega have a Fraternity House?
Alpha Phi Omega is unique; it is a "service" fraternity. We use the concepts of fraternalism as a means of providing service to our community, campus, the nation, and our Fraternity. The fact that our meetings are held in campus meeting rooms does not decrease our sense of brotherhood. In addition, since we are unique, we have no conflict with social fraternities or any other student organization--all are welcome as members of Alpha Phi Omega.