About Service

video courtesy of Alpha Beta Chapter at Pennsylvania State University.

"Alpha Phi Omega is destined to be one of the greatest college fraternities in the world because it has as its foundation the highest ideals of the ages, the most perfect standard the generations have been able to produce, a standard accepted by all nations, all religions and all people, one where the motivating idea is to look for the good..." Founder Frank Reed Horton     

Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity provides a foundation of leadership skills to its members that are developed through service to others. The service our members provide set the Fraternity apart from other Greek organizations. There are few, if any, that provide the amount of service to young and old, campus and community, the nation and our members. Each year, APO records more than 750,000 hours of service, and this number continues to grow.    
Although chapters organize their own campus and community events throughout the year, there are two annual Fraternity-sponsored service events in which chapters nationwide participate: National Service Week and Spring Youth Service Day.   
National Service Week (NSW) is a week-long event that takes place the first week of November each year. At each biennial National Convention, a theme is decided for the next two years and then each chapter creates a service project that corresponds with the given theme. Click here for more information about NSW!
Spring Youth Service Day (SYSD) is a weekend-long service event focused on providing service for and with the young of the world. SYSD takes place in mid-April each year. This event corresponds with Youth Service America's Global Youth Service Day, the largest service event in the world. more....