To Join APO
for Alpha Phi Omega is held at the beginning
of the fall and winter semesters, and at these
times the chapter will hold mass meetings to
help inform students about the organization.
While this phase of joining the organization
is called "rush", it is not very similar to
the rush you would participate in for Greek
houses in that it is extremely easy and non-competitive.
During the week
of our mass meeting, we hold a series of rush
events, which are open to anyone interested
in joining APO (these often include service
projects, happy hours, and fellowship
events). These give you a
chance to get to know members of APO and see
if it's something you'd like to be a part of.
There is no "bid" selection - anyone who wants
to be a member of APO can join. Rush attendance
is not mandatory to join APO.
in APO may attend a Pledge Initiation Ceremony
to become an APO Pledge Member. The Pledge Initiation
Ceremony is run at the beginning of each semester,
after rush has ended. To obtain specific dates for Mass Meeting, rush events or
Initiation, please contact our VP of Membership.
Your first semester
in APO will be full of opportunities to learn
about the organization and find your place in
it. That is the essence of the pledge process.
You will undergo an initiation ritual, and be
assigned to a "big" - an older APO member who
will answer any questions you have and help
you figure out the ins and outs of APO. You
will attend all the same meetings as the Active
Brothers do, and you will also attend pledge
meetings, which help you get to know other people
as well as the history and purpose of APO.
allow pledges to learn about the history of
APO, our mission, and our members. During the
course of the term, pledges are required to
complete 20 service hours as well as other requirements, detailed in full on our pledge requirements page.