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National History

Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service fraternity founded on the cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they provide service to their campus, to youth and the community, to the nation and to members of the Fraternity.

The basis of the Fraternity’s brotherhood comes from a foundation of shared beliefs, experiences and an understanding of our fraternal history and goals.

Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity has more than 17,000 male and female student members at 360 college campuses nationwide. Its mission is to prepare campus and community leaders through service. Its purpose is to develop leadership, to promote friendship and to provide service to humanity. Founded at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa in 1925, it is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization headquartered in Independence, Mo. More than 350,000 members have joined Alpha Phi Omega since its founding.

Vision and Mission Statement

To be recognized as the premier service based leadership development organization.


Prepare campus and community leaders through service.


Develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service.


Develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service.



Alpha Phi Omega develops the leadership skills of its members. You will have the opportunity to serve as a chapter officer or to plan and execute any number of service and social programs, as well as have the chance to participate in a variety of leadership development programs sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega.


Alpha Phi Omega is a fraternal organization. We believe participating in a wide variety of social programs helps build a strong feeling of fellowship. Our social activities, which range from local chapter parties to weekend gatherings involving members from many chapters, provide opportunities to make lasting friendships.


In Alpha Phi Omega, you will be a member of the nation’s largest and most respected service fraternity. Our projects serve young and old, campus and community, the nation and our own members. Each chapter decides its own service program, so members have the opportunity to offer ideas for projects and to see them implemented.

Chapter History

Originally, we were called the Tarleton Service Club, formed by Terry Pribble as an attempt to bring Alpha Phi Omega to the Tarleton campus. The members of this club became the very first members of Xi Omicron, installed October 20, 1963. 

Xi Omicron Chapter has a sister sorority known as Gamma Sigma Sigma. They are no longer on campus, but their memory remains with a bench in front of the dining hall that APO maintains along with two APO benches, also in front of the dining hall.

Distinguished Chapter Brothers

Stan Carpenter (National Alpha Phi Omega President 1986-1990)

Boy Scouts

Alpha Phi Omega is nationally affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.

A Boy Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.