Alpha Phi Omega
sets the standard for campus-based volunteerism and its goal is to further the freedom that is our national, educational, and intellectual heritage. For three-quarters of a century, Alpha Phi Omega
has made a positive difference in the lives of college students while helping to improve the quality of life for individuals in need. More than 300,000 students have been initiated into Alpha Phi Omega
since its founding on December 16, 1925. Currently our membership exceeds 17,000 students at approximately 350 colleges and universities. Alpha Phi Omega
is based on three Cardinal Principles -- Leadership, Friendship and Service -- and is meant to aid each Member in discovering and developing leadership abilities, making and securing lasting friendships,and planning and providing useful services for others. Alpha Phi Omega
is much more than an extracurricular activity. It is believed that within each of us there lies the potential to make our campuses, our communities, and our world better places in which to live. Alpha Phi Omega
begins as a college experience, but it becomes a lifetime commitment to turning that noble ideal into a practical reality.