National Convention
2018 National Convention

december, 2018

27dec(dec 27)8:00 am30(dec 30)10:00 pm2018 National Convention

The supreme authority of Alpha Phi Omega is the National Convention, held in even-numbered years. Nowhere, in Alpha Phi Omega, is the sense of brotherhood as great or the fellowship as rich than at the National Convention.


We look forward to seeing all of the brothers who will join us for the 2018 National Convention, December 27-30, 2018,  in Austin, Texas. Check back for more information to come. Registration will begin this spring!

Duties of the National Convention

  • To enact legislation for the development and expansion of the Fraternity.
  • To create fellowship, promote exchange of ideas for service projects, and discuss chapter operations among brothers from across the nation.
  • To develop the leadership ability of the brothers in attendance, through service on committees and participation in seminars and workshops.

Fast Facts

  • At the 1931 National Convention delegates elected Dr. H Roe Bartle to succeed our Founder as Supreme Grand Master (National President).
  • During the 1998 National Convention in Minneapolis, the region boundaries were reviewed and an eleventh was formed.
  • At the 2002 National Convention, held in New Orleans, a total of 2,316 members attended – the largest group in Fraternity history.
  • At the 2014 National Convention in Chicago, it was voted and approved to restructure the Board of directors and to add the National Operations Council.

Voting Delegates

Each chapter that is verified to be in good standing may send two voting delegates to participate in the legislative portion of National Convention.  Serving as a voting delegate is a very important task within the Fraternity as it is the job of voting delegates to represent their chapter at the national level. Voting delegates will consider and vote on proposed changes to the Fraternity’s Bylaws, Rituals, Emblems, and policies. It is encouraged that each chapter choose their voting delegates by this spring so it is never too late to start thinking about who will represent your chapter!


Attendance at the National Convention is an exciting opportunity as they only happen once every two years. Start saving and fundraising early to ensure that your chapter is able to send all members that are interested in attending. Here is a document with some advice on how you can fundraise and ensure that you don’t miss out on the 2018 National Convention in Austin, TX.