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Alphi Phi Omega at the University of Michigan
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What is APO at U of M like?

We are a co-educational, community service fraternity with approximately 300 members. The three pillars of our fraternity are leadership, friendship and service (you can find detailed examples of the opportunities offered underneath each pillar below!) and we strive to have diversity amongst our members in terms of majors, professional interests and social identities. Involvement varies among our members; for many members APO becomes their largest focus outside of academics as they take on various leadership roles in our chapter. For many others, APO is one of several organizations they belong to. Both “types” of members are appreciated assets to APO; we allow and encourage you to tailor the level and nature of your involvement to your interests!


Leadership

APO provides abundant possibilities to develop leadership skills and experience that serves our members during their college and professional careers.

Friendship

In order to foster a friendly and fun atmosphere in our chapter, we host approximately 5 fellowships, per week, in order to offer a wide variety of events so everyone can find something they truly enjoy!

Service

As a community service organization, we offer a wide array of opportunities to participate in types of service you are passionate about. Our chapter has in fact had several semesters in which we have all together completed over 10,000 hours of service!

Leadership

APO provides abundant possibilities to develop leadership skills and experience that serves our members during their college and professional careers. Some examples are listed below:

Chair positions

Our chapter has approximately 100 different chair positions; these positions range from running specific service projects and fellowships, or various aspects of our chapter like Public Relations, Pledge Planning, Risk Management, Design (for our apparel), or Fundraising.

Conferences

As part of a national organization, our chapter attends regional, sectional, and national conferences that offer our members chances to network with members of other chapters and attend expert-led workshops.

Retreat

Each semester about 50 members attend a retreat at a campground in Michigan to bond, participate in group development activities, and complete a service project for the camp.

Workshops

We collaborate with other campus organizations to offer workshops on various topics such as conflict resolution, CPR/first aid training, and social identity sensitivity training.


Fellowship

In order to foster a friendly and fun atmosphere in our chapter, we host approximately 5 fellowships, per week, in order to offer a wide variety of events so everyone can find something they truly enjoy! It is not mandatory to go to all, or even most of these; in fact, for active members there is a minimum requirement of 4 per semester (although many end up attending more because there are so many awesome opportunities to hang out with your APBros!)

Overnight Banquet in Windsor, Canada

Various arts and craft activities

IM Sports Teams

Weekly Happy Hours

Fall Barn Dance

Game and movie nights


Service

As a community service organization, we offer a wide array of opportunities to participate in types of service you are passionate about. Our chapter has in fact had several semesters in which we have all together completed over 10,000 hours of service! A few examples of great projects and committees are:

Blood Battle

A competition between The University of Michigan and Ohio State University to see which school can donate more pints of blood in the month of November. Our volunteers organize and staff dozens of drives.

Alpha House project

APO does multiple service projects with Alpha House. It is a homeless shelter for families with children. APO volunteers cook breakfasts, dinners, and babysit the kids for an hour.

KnitWits

APO volunteers knit scarves, hats and gloves that are donated to a homeless shelter! The group meets weekly and provides a great bonding activity as well.

Adaptive Gymnastics

This project is an opportunity for children with physical, cognitive, communication and/or behavioral impairments to participate in modified gymnastic activities and enhance socialization skills! Each volunteer is paired with one of the kids for the night.

Teams for campus wide events,

like Dance Marathon and Relay For Life, that raise money for great causes.

Night Ride

Brothers provide a safe ride home on the weekends that runs from 11PM to 2:30AM. APO volunteers pick up and drop off other brothers at their desired locations.

Tutoring at 826 Michigan

A semester long commitment to tutor local children in academic areas they need additional help with.

World Medical Relief Volunteering

APO helps organize medical supplies at a warehouse and package them up to be sent abroad to areas in need of medical assistance.


How Do I Get Involved?

APO has a non-competitive rush process: this means that as long as you complete our requirements, everyone is accepted into our fraternity. Early in the semester we will have several non-mandatory rush events to help you see if APO is a good fit for you; after rush week you will be able to choose whether you’d like to sign up to become a pledge. In addition to Rush events, we will be present at Festifall and Northfest and also have a Mass Meeting open to anyone who’d like to attend. If you have questions about what the pledge semester will entail you can email Midori Gonzalez, our Vice President of New Members, at mcelinag@umich.edu.

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