Vision & Mission

Community – Grow – Develop


Alpha Phi Omega is the single most represented co-educational intercollegiate service organization in the United States.  Since 1925, more than 500,000 members on over 375 campuses, continue to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.


It is the vision of Alpha Phi Omega to be the premier, inclusive, campus-based, leadership development organization through the provision of service to others and the creation of community.


Through its mission of preparing campus and community leaders through service, Alpha Phi Omega is committed to bringing together college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and of the Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop Leadership, to promote Friendship and to provide Service to humanity; and further the freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage. Founded on the Cardinal Principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization.


Alpha Phi Omega’s National Board of Directors adopted a strategic plan that will create community, develop more leaders for our communities, and grow the number of members providing service to our campuses.

Click here for the Alpha Phi Omega Strategic Plan.


Alpha Phi Omega teaches through the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service that we are architects of our own ambitions and that each of us has the opportunity to develop ourselves to be whatever we seek to be.


The Fraternity has several leadership programs to help brothers become better leaders by developing their own personal skills as well as learning more about chapter operations.



Alpha Phi Omega seeks to develop friendship and all members to develop a sense of brotherhood by shared experiences through understanding the fraternal history and goals of creating community.



The chapter service program provides opportunities to develop social awareness, friendships and leadership skills. The Fraternity has established four fields of service in which chapters are involved in.

  • Service to the Campus
  • Service to the Community
  • Service to the Nation
  • Service to the Fraternity


Alpha Phi Omega extended the hand of service beyond the United States through the separate entity of Alpha Phi Omega – Philippines. APO-Phil is a self-governing organization based on the same Scouting principles of APO-USA. The two organizations formally discuss issues of mutual interest through the International Council of Alpha Phi Omega. The International Council of Alpha Phi Omega continues to lead expansion efforts. For example, APO-Philippines has now expanded into Australia and APO-USA has expanded into  Canada. Canada Alpha Chapter was charted in December of 2015.