Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a National Co-ed Community Service Fraternity. It was established in 1925 and the Kappa Omicron chapter at UMass Amherst was established in 1952. APO's motto is, "Be a leader, be a friend, be of service". Today Kappa Omicron has about 50 active members. Each member is required to complete 20 hours of community service per semester and attend regular meetings and fellowships to bond with the brotherhood. We are a family; a home away from home. APO will accept any student into the brotherhood that has completed the pledging requirements. We keep our semester dues very low so anyone can join. Because of this, brothers must pay out of pocket for gas money to and from projects, for the banquet at the end of each semester, and for any event that costs money. The chapter needs money to pay for supplies for our office, for service projects like Jared's Box, Relay for Life, and Merit Badge University, for fellowship events and supplies, and for attending sectional, regional, and national conventions, service opportunities, and leadership workshops.