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How To Join APO

Rush 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.

Anyone interested 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.

Weekly meetings 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.