Welcome to APO!
Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed fraternity, not associated with Greek life on campus. With more than 500,000 members on over 375 campuses across the United States, APO continues to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization. Founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts of America, we focus on three cardinal principles: to develop Leadership, to promote Friendship, and to provide Service to humanity. We provide our members the opportunity to develop leadership skills and volunteer on and off-campus, all while having fun and making life-long friendships.
As a national organization, APO strives to develop our members as leaders through service to others. This approach builds the leadership skills of our members while fulfilling a need on campuses and in communities, therefore leaving a lasting impact on our nation. Our members have the opportunity to serve as a member of the executive board, plan and host any number of volunteer and social events, and participate in a variety of developmental programs. We also encourage leadership outside of APO, whether that be in another club or any other area of your life!
Friendship is extremely important to us here at Iowa State, as many see our chapter as a second family. College can be stressful; that's why we are here for you! Our club is open to everybody, no matter your major, classification, or experience with volunteering. We host a wide variety of fellowship events, from outdoor hikes and Bob Ross nights, to video games and holiday parties. You will be sure to find something you enjoy!
Service is the main goal of APO, and we look to impact the community in the most positive ways possible. With our foundation in Scouts, we are proud to host our annual Merit Badge University every spring, an opportunity for scouts across the United States to visit Iowa State University and earn merit badges. Although this is a very important part of what we do, there are hundreds of service opportunities available that can fit in with your busy schedule!