March 16, 2019

Alpha Phi Omega History

ALPHA PHI OMEGA is a national coeducational service fraternity founded on the cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service.  It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they provide service to their campus, to youth and the community, to the nation, and to members of the Fraternity.

The basis of the Fraternity’s brotherhood comes from a foundation of shared beliefs, experiences, and an understanding of our fraternal history and goals.

Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity has more than 21,000 male and female student members on over 375 college campuses nationwide.  Its mission is to prepare campus and community leaders through service. Its purpose is to develop leadership, to promote friendship, and to provide service to humanity.

Founded at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania in 1925, it is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization headquartered in Independence, Missouri.  More than 375,000 members have joined Alpha Phi Omega since its founding, making it the largest Greek letter fraternity in the nation.

The official purpose of the Fraternity is:

“to assemble college students in a National Service Fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop Leadership, to promote Friendship, and to provide Service to humanity; and to further the freedom that is our national, educational, and intellectual heritage.”

For more information about Alpha Phi Omega, please visit the national fraternity’s website at