Pillars & Principles

Learn more about what we do at the Beta Iota Chapter of APO

LEADERSHIP

Leadership is not only one of the core values of Alpha Phi Omega, but also a major facet of the Beta Iota Chapter mission to produce a generation of capable leaders. Beyond electing E-Board Officers and encouraging Committee involvement, our leadership program teaches crucial leadership qualities that connect different people together and assist us in connecting ourselves closer to who we are. Leadership at Beta Iota is a resource for brothers and pledges alike, for both personal and professional development.

Professional Development

One aspect of our leadership program is professional development. In this regard, our VPs of Leadership plan events that further brothers in their professional endeavors; whether it be interview skills, resume building, alumni panels, or effectively advocating for your own individual needs within the workspace.

Personal Development

Another aspect of our leadership program is fostering personal development. To foster a more cohesive and effective community, our leadership program aims to help brothers and pledges develop individually so that we're a stronger community together.

Community Awareness

For our chapter, being a leader also means giving back the community by advocating for societal problems that are important to it and raising awareness on the issues that matter to our members.

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Fall'19 Beta Theta Pledge Class participating in the A21 Freedom Walk to raise awareness on the issue of human trafficking.

FELLOWSHIP

In attunement with Alpha Phi Omega's core value of friendship and in hopes to foster brotherhood, every semester brothers participate in a variety of fellowship planned by our lovely VP of Fellowship and committee

Past Fellowship Events

Interchapter

The Beta Iota regularly coordinates events with other chapters as close as the Greater New York City Area and as far as the West Coast! Our mission to foster fellowship goes beyond our chapter as we aim to develop close relations with chapters across the nation.

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Brothers from NYU and Baruch met up at Hotel Pennsylvania to volunteer for Project Cicero's Annual Book Drive. All books go towards helping under-resourced NYC public schools. 

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Brothers from NYU and Baruch met up at Seaport Plaza to walk in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk to raise awareness for those battling cancer and honor those who've passed.

SERVICE

As a service fraternity, Beta Iota regularly works with various non-profits in the Greater New York City area to serve our campus, community, and nation.

Partner Organizations

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The Bowery Mission is a results-orientated organization focused on helping men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness, and dependencies of many kinds in the New York metro area. Learn more about The Bowery Mission here.

As a chapter, our brothers and pledges volunteer every semester at the Bowery Mission to help with meal prep and food service during the weekdays and weekends. This past semester we started a donation drive to help people get access to supplies needed during the Pandemic and winter clothing.

Fundraising

Every semester our chapter dedicates its time and resources to fundraise for an organization of our choice. This semester our fundraising chairs have chosen to participate in the New York Dance Marathon (NYDM).

 

NYDM is a year-long effort by its participants to raise greater awareness and funds for childhood cancer. All funds go towards The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides both emotional and financial support to children and their respective families in battling childhood cancer. 

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Past Service Opportunities & Events