What is APO?

Alpha Phi Omega is a fraternity.

Here are a few things that set us apart from the rest:

It’s a service fraternity. When most people think of fraternities, the think of social fraternities, in which the greatest emphasis is placed upon a sense of belonging to a group. Wild parties, sports, pranks, and other nonsense. But Alpha Phi Omega has a greater cause: to serve the community. Under the guiding principles of leadership, friendship, and service, Alpha Phi Omega provides service to the community by donating time and effort to various organizations and causes.

It’s open to anyone. Alpha Phi Omega is, first of all, even though it is a fraternity, membership in APO is not open to only men. Anyone can join! You can also already be in another social fraternity or sorority.

It’s a national organization. Alpha Phi Omega is the largest co-ed service fraternity in the world, with more than 256,000 members on 687 campuses across the nation.  Also, including an active membership of over 350,000 alumni members and growing.

Why Join?

  • Volunteer in service projects that take pace all around the city, campus, and even across the country!
  • Some of the projects we do include: Bears games, Bulls games, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Dream Halloween, Chicago Marathons, and Walks, Battle of the Bands, Relay for Life, blood drives, soup kitchens, and New Orleans relief work.
  • Co-ed! You get the chance to meet more than just your own gender.
  • Become the next leader.You learn to lead and you learn to take charge. We’re always 100% on your side!
  • FUN! Join us at one of our many fellowships (which is basically an organized hang out). They can be anything! From dinners to running around the quad playing capture the flag.


A Pledge Program is conducted for new Pledges.

[Read below for details.]

  • To serve as an introduction for Alpha Phi Omega
  • To inform you about our fraternity, both past and present
  • To allow you to qualify in Leadership, Friendship, and Service
  • To give you the opportunity to meet the current members
  • To give you, as a pledge, a trial period during which you can decide to stay or leave

You can join in both Fall and Spring semester.

Visit our information booths during RUSH week.

Attend an informational meeting to learn more about Alpha Phi Omega and meet some of the members. 

(More information for when and where will be handed out at our information booth)

Check the Calendar for Upcoming Rush Dates and Events.

Pledge Program Requirements
[Sigma Sigma Pledge Requirements]


  • Attend weekly pledge meetings
  • Elect a pledge class executive board
  • Attend at least FOUR active meetings


  • Create and Attend Pledge Class Fellowship
  • Attend chapter-wide fellowship
  • Attend at least EIGHT fellowships


  • Complete 25 hours of service
  • Create and Attend Pledge Class Service Project


Feel free to email us at [email protected].

or talk to our Pledge Masters:  Alan Yung & Ricky Hem

NOTE:  Alpha Phi Omega and Sigma Sigma DO NOT tolerate hazing of ANY kind. The pledge period is designed to allow the pledge to demonstrate their interest in the ideals of APO, but in no way will it demean the pledge as an individual, or require the pledge to perform personal service for the Brothers.