Thank you for dedicating your time, energy and skills towards supporting chapters of Alpha Phi Omega. Your leadership and service will be a driving force as the Fraternity envisions being the premier inclusive, campus-based leadership development organization through the provision of service to others and the creation of community.
The leaders of tomorrow are today’s college students. For students to be successful leaders, they need more than strong academic programs. They must acquire the ability to effectively work with and motivate others through the use of organization, communication and other leadership skills. To fully prepare for participating citizenship, it is critical that students learn the importance of and experience the benefits of volunteerism.
As students strive toward excellence and developing their skillset through service, advisors help the chapter sustain and grow. Your role is especially important because you are a mentor, motivator, coach, trainer and a stable source of resources for a chapter. Advisors supply stability to a chapter. Advisors encourage and confirm chapter officers, as well as offer support and guidance when asked. Advisors provide resources and connections to the university, to the community and to the Fraternity as a whole.
This resource center is intended to provide you with an understanding of the basics of being an advisor. The details of each advisor position and how to best support the chapter you advise will need to be worked out with the chapter itself. Collaborate with the members of the chapter to determine their needs and how the advisor role can best support those needs while positively impacting the future of APO on your campus. Chapters are more successful when they have a strong relationship with their advisors.