Facts

  • Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity has more than 25,000 male and female active members at 360 college campuses nationwide. More than 400,000 members have joined APO since its founding.
  • 375,000th brother initiated on November 17, 2009—Brother Joshua Foust of Delta Delta Chapter at Saint Louis University in Missouri.
  • Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity was founded at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, December 16, 1925 by Frank R. Horton.
  • The purpose of Alpha Phi Omega is to “assemble college men in the fellowship of the scout oath and law, to develop friendship and to promote service to humanity.”
  • The Central or National Office of Alpha Phi Omega has had the following locations: Easton, Pennsylvania, 1925-1926; Munhall, Pennsylvania, 1926-1928, Winchester, Virginia, 1928-1931; Kansas City (Independence), Missouri, 1931-date, permanently.
  • Alpha Phi Omega can help bring about, through the future statesmen of the world, that standard of manhood and international understanding and friendship that will lead to a better, more peaceful world in which to live and in which to make a living and a life.
  • In developing and executing a chapter service program, both the Brothers and those being served should benefit. Brothers should feel good about the quality of volunteer work they have done. They should feel challenged and have had the opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen friendships.
  • Alpha Phi Omega is the single most represented intercollegiate service organization in the United States.
  • In 1976, the National Convention of Alpha Phi Omega—USA voted to allow women to join as full members.
  • Former Presidents George W. Bush, Sr. and William “Bill” Clinton are a few of our distinguished alumni.
  • The deep sense of commitment to a cause of knowing that volunteering for service to others helps to make a difference in people's lives, remains embedded in the hearts of APO members everywhere.
  • The Fraternity has several programs to help brothers become better leaders by developing their own personal skills, such as APO LEADS and APO Impact.
  • Membership in APO is a great honor earned through hard work, diligent effort, and dedication to our principles. It is not based merely on a popularity vote of the other brothers. Any other reason is betrayal of our high principles of brotherhood.
  • Alpha Phi Omega’s Spring Youth Service Day is a fraternity event in partnership with Youth Service American’s Global Youth Service Day, the largest service event in the world in the month of April
  • After college, you will have opportunities throughout the rest of your life to demonstrate our principles to benefit your community, your profession and the Fraternity. The brotherhood of APO knows no bounds in space or time. When you pledge yourself to our Cardinal Principles, you are making a commitment that will last a lifetime.
  • In August 2010, members and non-members, integrated the APO, USA Facebook page with almost 10,000 followers making an impression on thousands of friends of brothers who might not have heard of APO prior to reading Facebook.