Yes, Alpha Phi Omega is a fraternity, but let’s not jump to conclusions just yet. There are a few things that set us apart from the rest:
We are a service fraternity. But… What does that even mean? Let’s be honest, when you think of greek life, you think social. If you don’t think social, you think academic. But Alpha Phi Omega is unique. We believe that we have a greater cause: that of service. While being silly and having fun is a must, we base our approach to our guiding principles: leadership, friendship, and service. APO provides service to the campus, service to the community, service to the fraternity, and service to the nation by donating time and effort to various organizations and causes.
It’s open to anyone. So… if this is a fraternity, why are there girls? Membership to Alpha Phi Omega is open to everyone and just to give you an idea, there are far more women in the Zeta Upsilon chapter than men. Since we aren’t a social fraternity, we have no exclusive tendencies. We encompass all types of individuals from scholars and professionals to socialites and dreamers. You can even be apart of other fraternities and sororities as well. The only criteria is you must have genuine desire to help out those who need it.
It is a national organization. The Zeta Upsilon chapter of BU is just one of the many parts that make up the fraternity. Alpha Phi Omega is the largest service fraternity in the world, with more than 400,000 brothers and over 350 chapters. We even have chapters and brothers all the way in the Philippines! With more and more chapters popping up each year, who knows how far APO can expand sharing the cardinal principles of leadership, friendship and service?
Interested in joining? E-mail the pledgemasters at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!