About APO

Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed service fraternity established on December 16th, 1925 at Lafayette College dedicated to the principles of leadership, friendship, and service. It is the single most represented intercollegiate service organization in the United States. 

 

 

Derived from the principles of the Scout Oath and Law of the Boy Scouts of America, the national fraternity aims to provide opportunities for college students to develop leadership, friendship, and provide service to humanity.

The Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega is located at New York University. It was founded in 1938 and rechartered in 1992.

BE A LEADER.  BE A FRIEND.  BE OF SERVICE.

Vision

Be recognized as the premier service-based leadership development organization.

Mission

Prepare campus and community leaders through service.

Values

Develop leadership, promote friendship, and provide service.

Our Cardinal Principles

LEADERSHIP

To transform followers into leaders, and equip them with the knowledge and skills that are applicable to the work world and to other organizational leadership.

FRIENDSHIP

To promote friendship by building a sense of brotherhood through shared experiences and understanding of the fraternity's history. 

SERVICE

To promote and build a program of service for the fraternity, the campus, the community, and the nation. 

Our Founders

FRANK REED HORTON

Founder

H. ROE BARTLE

The Chief

HERBERT G. HORTON

Scout Executive

Distinguished Alumni

WILLIAM J. CLINTON

Mu Alpha '67

Former President of the United States

GEORGE H.W. BUSH

Alpha Phi '89

Honorary Member

Former President of the United States

MICHELLE OBAMA

Gamma Sigma Advisor

Former First Lady of the United States

Symbols

THE TORCH LOGO

Alpha Phi Omega's graphic identity used for external and internal audiences.

JEWEL

Diamond

TREE

Oak Tree

THE COAT OF ARMS

The ideals of Alpha Phi Omega are embodied in our coat of arms. As everyone who has passed through the ritual knowns, the symbolism of the coat of arms stands for the very purpose of our brotherhood.

BIRD

Golden Eagle

COLOR

Royal Blue

THE PIN

This badge, worn by thousands of brothers of Alpha Phi Omega, is the "Emblem of Campus Service." Students and faculty alike recognize and respect the activities for what it stands.

FLOWER

Forget-Me-Not

COLOR

Old Glory Gold

Page last updated on Nov 29th, 2019