Why AΦΩ?

So what exactly are we all about? Yes, Alpha Phi Omega is a fraternity, but let's not jump to conclusions just yet. There are a few things that set us apart from the rest:

It's a leadership fraternity. When most people think of fraternities, they think of social fraternities, in which the greatest emphasis is placed upon a sense of belonging to a group. Wild Parties, flag football, pranks... all fine in their own right. But Alpha Phi Omega has a greater cause: that of leadership. Under the guiding principles of leadership, friendship, and service, Alpha Phi Omega provides leadership to the community by donating time and effort to various organizations and causes.

It's open to anyone. First of all, even though we are technically a fraternity, membership in Alpha Phi Omega is not open only to men. Anyone, from the brainiest bookworm to the wildest wild-child can join. You can even be in another social fraternity or sorority. The only criterion is that you have an earnest desire to help out those that need it.

It's a national organization. It's not only here that students have the opportunity to join this great organization. In fact, Alpha Phi Omega is the largest co-ed leadership fraternity in the world, with more than 400,000 members on over 375 campuses across the nation.

Pledging

Every semester we pledge new members, both men and women, to join our fraternity. The entire pledge process is approximately 8 weeks of the semester. Pledge Meetings are 2 PM and General Meetings are 4:00 PM, every Sunday; pledges are required to attend all meetings. In addition to meetings, pledges will have to complete certain requirements such as quizzes, service hours, and interviews, to name a few.

Full details of all pledge requirements will be given by our Pledge Educator who will also guide pledges through the process. All pledges will be paired with an active member called a "Big" to guide them as well. Pledges will also be placed into 4 different clans, similar to the house system in the Harry Potter novels. Once pledges complete all pledge requirements, they will be given the opportunity to initiate into our fraternity by the initiation ceremony and truly become newly active members.

How To Join

If you are interested in joining our organization, we will be holding events, at the beginning of the semester, that introduce APO. This is known as Rush Week which begins Monday, January 22, 2018 and lasts until Sunday, February 4, 2018 with a rush events throughout the week. On the last weekend will be our Pledge Ceremonies, in the TI Auditorium, 5 PM on 2/3 and 11 AM on 2/4, which is required to pledge our fraternity. Sunday, February 4, 2018 is the first required pledge meeting in the Libra Room at 2 PM; attendance is mandatory for pledges. At the end of your pledge semester, if you have completed all the pledge requirements we will invite you to initiate into our chapter of APO. All of our rush week information will be updated as the semester draws closer. If you are interested in joining/rushing/pledging then please contact us, follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, or better yet just show up to our rush events! 

Facebook: Apo at UTD

Twitter: UTD_APO

Instagram: utd_apo

Spring 2018 Rush Events

Monday, Jan 22 
Cookout of Champions
Phase 8 Pool 
6 - 8 pm
Enjoy food by the pool!

Tuesday, Jan 23
Minute-to-Win-It
Pegasus Room (SU) 
2 - 4pm
Fast-paced games and fun!

Wednesday, Jan 24
Smores and Bonfire
Phase 4 Firepit
7 - 9 pm
Make smores over the firepit!

 

Thursday, Jan 25
Mug Decorating
Pegasus Room (SU)
2 - 4 pm
Awaken your inner artist!

Executive Meeting
Location TBA on the FB event page
8:30 - 9:30 pm
See our officer team at work

Friday, Jan 26
Children's Hospital Letters
Gemini Room (SU)
10 - 12 pm
Send some love to children.

Sunday, Jan 28
Open Meeting
Green 2.302
4 - 6 pm
Come join us at one of our general meetings!

Monday, Jan 29
Go Bowling Like a Pro!
Meet up @ Res Hall South Lobby 
7:30 pm
Come have fun with the team! Event will last until 10pm

Wednesday, Jan 31 
Hot Chocolate Bar
Phoenix Room (SU) 
1 - 3 pm

Come join us for some free hot coco while you learn more about joining APO.

Thursday, Feb 1
Return of the Cookout
Phase 8 Clubhouse
6 - 8 pm
Roast some patties on the fire. Vegetarian friendly.

Friday, Jan 2
Blossom Party
Phoenix Room (SU)
1 - 3 pm
Help make headbands for kids with cancer.

Saturday, Feb 3
Induction
Hoblitzelle Hall Auditorium
5 - 7 pm
Mandatory in order to join. Dress business casual.

Sunday, Feb 4
Backup Induction
Hoblitzelle Hall Auditorium 
11 am - 1 pm

 


 

Events in blue are service events.

Link to Facebook event page: https://tinyurl.com/ycoslahn