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Service Projects of APO

Service projects are organized by the Vice Presidents of External and Internal Projects, who have chairs to coordinate specific events. Active members are required to complete 25 hours of service, while pledges are required to complete 18 hours.

Alpha Phi Omega's service program is four-fold: our projects provide service to the campus, service to the community, service to the chapter (and APO as an organization), and service to the nation. We acheive this goal by providing a wide variety of projects. Some of our most popular projects are:

  • UM vs. OSU Blood Battle - A competition between the chapters of APO at Ohio State and University of Michigan. Each chapter tries to collect the most blood in the two weeks before the UM-OSU football game. This drive, as well as many other drives APO sponsors throughout the year, collects desperately needed blood for the American Red Cross.
  • Knitwits - Hand sewing mittens, hats and more for those who would otherwise go without.
  • Global Change Committee - Raise funds for various projects that extend Gamma Pi's reach outside of the United States.
  • Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts - Help out local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, in the spirit of APO's scouting roots.
  • Relay For Life - Raise money for the American Cancer Society in a 24 hour event.
  • Passing Notes - Write pen pal letters to local elementary schoolers and visit the classrooms.
  • Servicepalooza - An entire day of service projects held once each semester.
  • Ozone House - Work to fundraise for and help the Ozone House, a center for runaway, homeless and high risk youth.
  • Coaching - Help out coaching for youth sports leagues.
  • MathCounts - Assist local middle schoolers in their preparation for the regional MathCounts competition.
  • United to Heal - Sort medical supplies to be sent free of charge to third world countries.
  • - And more!