Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, and social opportunities for college students. The purpose of the fraternity is "to assemble college students in a National Service Fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop Leadership, to promote Friendship, and to provide Service to humanity; and to further the freedom that is our national, educational, and intellectual heritage." Unlike many other fraternities, APO's primary focus is to provide volunteer service within four areas: service to the community, service to the campus, service to the fraternity, and service to the nation.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
To develop leadership, promote friendship, and provide service.
As a professional fraternity at a top educational institution, we want our members to develop as young professionals. Whether it be serving as a board member for our executive committee, or attending nationalAlpha Phi Omega conferences, we encourage and support the professional growth of our fellow brothers.
Fellowship within our extensive brotherhood is what defines as a fraternity. Our aim is to welcome a diverse group of brothers and give them a place to call home during their time here at UC Riverside. The bonds we create on this campus are everlasting and are carried out onto life beyond the campus.
Our members dedicate their time and effort into bettering our campus, community, nation, and fraternity. We consistently provide service opportunities for our members to participate in. We continuously strive to contribute towards UC Riverside’s focus on public service that exceeds that of almost every other national university.
- Winston Churchill
Interested in rushing?
Any current undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside is welcome to join us during our Rush Week events.
Alpha Phi Omega is the only internationally recognized professional co-ed service community fraternity. We hold ourselves to three cardinal principals (leadership, friendship, and service) and create opportunities for our members to grow as professional leaders.The bonds formulated initially during the pledging process are intended to foster a sense of brotherhood that members can carry on with them for life.
At the beginning of Fall and Spring quarter, the chapter opens its doors to initiate new pledge classes into the chapter. Our rush week is typically held during Week 2 of the quarter. The events that occur during this week include activities to get a sense of our brotherhood as well as an in-depth discussion about the pledging process. Afterwards, individuals go through a pledging process that spans throughout the remainder quarter. It is during this time where pledges are prepared for the active life within our brotherhood. Pledges are able to learn about the fraternity as a whole and as a chapter and participate in fellowships and service projects with the brothers.