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Leadership - Friendship - Service

The Story of Alpha Phi Omega

Preparing Leaders through Service

Alpha Phi Omega was founded by Frank Reed Horton after he served World War I and met men from various backgrounds that were united by one goal: service to others. They set the foundation for one the nation’s most premier service-based organizations on college campuses today.


The purpose of Alpha Phi Omega is to assemble college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and the Law of the Boy Scouts, setting high standards for all members to follow. Members of Alpha Phi Omega are dedicated to developing friendship, promoting friendship, and providing service to humanity.


Today, Alpha Phi Omega is the largest national, co-educational service fraternity. More than 500,000 students on 375 college campuses have chosen Alpha Phi Omega and dedicated their lives to leadership through service.


In Leadership, Friendship, & Service

Alpha Phi Omega teaches its members to improve ourselves in the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service.


The Fraternity has several professional development programs to help brothers cultivate leadership skills and learn more about chapter operations.



Alpha Phi Omega seeks to develop friendship and promote a sense of brotherhood by encouraging an understanding of the fraternity's history and a sense of national community.



The chapter service program provides opportunities to develop social awareness, friendships and leadership skills. The Fraternity has established four fields of service in which chapters are involved in: service to the campus, the community, the nation, and the fraternity.

Community - Grow - Develop

     Alpha Phi Omega is the single most represented co-educational intercollegiate service organization in the United States. Since 1925, more than 500,000 members on over 375 campuses continue to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.


     It is the vision of Alpha Phi Omega to be the premier, inclusive, campus-based, leadership development organization through the provision of service to others and the creation of community.


     Founded on the Cardinal Principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization.

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