Membership University

Membership University is a weekend long retreat featuring a curriculum focused on assisting members of larger chapters in developing chapter programs that can be utilized to improve chapter operations. 

Membership University 2017
June 2-4 Philadelphia, PA

Registration now open. Click here!


Membership University is a pilot program from Alpha Phi Omega geared toward chapters who have 75+ members.  The goal of this pilot program is to help chapters improve their existing programs by incorporating new techniques. Attendees will be challenged to evaluate their programs and gather ideas from fellow fraternity officers. 

Membership University Outcomes:

  • Knowledge on how to identify sources of motivation for non performing officers and chapter members
  • Effective recruitment plans to target quality members
  • Strategies for working with social Greeks in the benefit of your chapter
  • Tips on how to accept culture changes in the chapter
  • Understanding technology in the Fraternity and how to use it to your chapter's advantage
  • Ability to conduct effective officer transition workshops
  • Rituals:  what they mean to your chapter and how to use them to help you
  • New friends!!

Who can attend?

Membership University curriculum is designed for chapter presidents, vice presidents of membership, pledge trainers, vice president of fellowship, and any members who are dedicated to the betterment of their chapter.  The intent of the course format is for chapter leaders to gain knowledge on strong chapter operations, and bring this knowledge back to their chapters to teach their fellow members.  

Due to space and limited resources, each chapter is only able to send three members to the Membership University.  

Cost to attend this weekend event is  $40 per member/guest and will be charged at the time of registration. This cost will cover food, lodging  and supplies for the entire weekend. 

ATTENTION: Scholarship Recipients & Extension Group Attendees
If you are receiving a Region or Section scholarship and/or you are an extension group member who would like to attend you must first register & pay online.  After registering you must contact your Region Chair/Regional Extension Coordinator or Sectional Chair to have them email the National Office at  The email should include attendee name, date of course and how much the scholarship is for.  Course completion & attendance is mandatory prior to issuing credit!

CANCELLATION POLICY: To cancel your registration, please email   All refund requests must be submitted in writing/email 30 days prior to the event date. 

Registration now open for 2017 courses! Register HERE!

For questions or concerns please email our Coordinator at