Pledging Alpha Phi Omega:

Alpha Phi Omega was begun as a fraternity in 1925 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Although APO was associated with the Boy Scouts of America (and still is today), the brotherhood welcomes and encourages both men and women to pledge our organization. Alpha Phi Omega is a dry fraternity, and we do not engage in any form of hazing. Every semester, the fraternity accepts potential new members into the pledge process. Mentored by big brothers and the V.P. of Membership in Charge of Pledging, rushees begin the period of becoming an active brother in the fraternity with leadership, friendship, and service.

Rush Fall 2015 Info:

Rush Fall 2015 is about to start! Check out our informational meetings and LFS events!

General Interest Meetings

  • Wednesday, September 16th @ 7:00PM
    Hall of Languages - Room 107
  • Thursday, September 16th @ 7:00 PM
    Hall of Languages - Room 107
  • Sunday, September 20th @ 7:00 PM
    Hall of Languages - Room 107

Rush Events

  • Week One
    • Fellowship Event on Monday, September 21st @ 8:00 PM
    • Fellowship Event on Tuesday, September 22nd @ 8:00 PM
    • Leadership Event on Wednesday, September 23rd @ 8:00 PM
    • Leadership Event on Thursday, September 24th @ 8:00 PM
    • Fellowship Event on Friday, September 25th @ 8:00 PM
    • Service Event on Saturday, September 26th @ 12:00 PM
  • Week Two
    • Service Event on Sunday, September 27th @ 12:00 PM
    • Leadership Event on Monday, September 28th @ 8:00 PM
    • Service Event on Tuesday, September 29th @ 8:00 PM
    • Leadership Event on Wednesday, September 30th @ 8:00 PM
    • Fellowship Event on Thursday, October 1st @ 8:00 PM
    • Service Event on Friday, October 2nd @ 8:00 PM

    Requirements

    • Attend 1 Info Session
    • Attend 2 Leadership Events
    • Attend 2 Fellowship Events
    • Attend 2 Service Events
    • Submit a New Member Questionnaire
    • Complete an interview with the Rush Committee

    *Keep in mind that potential new members (as well as potential bigs) must attend at least one interest meeting and three interest events each week.*

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the VP of Rush, Eugene Law. His email address is: eplaw@syr.edu


    Pledging Requirements

    • 17 Hours of Community Service (at least 9 Brotherhood hours and 3 Brotherhood projects)
    • Attendance of all Pledge Class meetings
    • Payment of all pledging fees ($35 Pledge Fee, $45 Initiate Fee);
    • Pass all quizzes with score of 80% or better;
    • Interview 60 brothers, all pledges, all e-board, 2 advisor, 2 other;
    • Completion of Final Pledge Project;
    • Participation in at least 1 Pledge Class service project;
    • Participation in at least 1 Pledge Class fellowship;
    • Participation in at least 2 Brotherhood fellowship;
    • Participation in at least 1 Pledge Class fundraiser;
    • Participation in 1 Pledge Phishbowls, Participation in 2 Brother Phisbowls and 1 Phishtank
    • And in order to save some trees, check out our history page to read the Bylaws and Standing Rules pertaining to Pledging

    Interviews!

    Each pledge is required to interview all of e-board, all pledges, and 40 active brothers (a pledge can only interview a maximum of 10 brothers from their own family). Each pledge must complete 2 additional interviews. These may include interviews with Inactive and Associate Brothers, Brothers away from campus (via mail or email), Alumni, Advisors and Brothers from other Chapters.

    Each Brother interview should include at least:

    • Full Name (middle name as well)
    • Home Town
    • Year and Major
    • Pledge Class
    • Any Offices Held
    • Family
    • Big and Little Brothers
    • Why APO
    • Most memorable APO moment
    • Unique Fact
    • Two additional questions

    Each Pledge Interview should include at least:

    • Full Name
    • Home Town
    • Year and Major
    • Family
    • Big Brother and Twin (if applicable)
    • Why APO
    • Unique Fact
    • Two additional questions

    Each pledge must obtain the signature of each Brother or pledge at the completion of each interview. Interviews missed by Brothers and/or pledges must also be recorded.