Alpha Phi Omega was founded on December 16, 1925 at Lafayette college. We are a national, co-ed service fraternity that aims to uphold the values of leadership, friendship, and service. Alpha Phi Omega has become the single most represented undergraduate intercollegiate organization in the United States, with chapters at 366 (and counting) colleges across the country. Over 350,000 members have joined Alpha Phi Omega since its founding.
Alpha Phi Omega supports gender inclusivity. The use of the word "brother," then is understood to include people of all genders.
The Kappa Mu Chapter at Johns Hopkins University has been striving for excellent service since our 1998 rechartering. Today, we are one of the largest chapters in the country.
Kappa Mu’s impact in Baltimore is astounding; collectively, we perform over 5,000 hours of community service per semester. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we even adapted this program to serve nearly 1,000 hours last semester in a virtual setting. Our service program has multiple focuses including health, environment, food insecurity, and community building, among others. Projects include working with Baltimore community partners to tutor in local educational enrichment programs, assist at nursing facilities, serve at soup kitchens, restore community parks, repair homes, teach English to the Spanish-speaking community, and much more.
While service is an integral part of Alpha Phi Omega, we also encourage friendship among our brothers through internal and external fellowship events, and we have over 30 leadership positions, giving many opportunities to develop and sharpen brothers' leadership skills.
Lock-in, March 2020
Chapter President, Spring 2021
Message from our Chapter President
Hi everyone, I’m Vikas and I’ll be your president for this semester! I’ve been in APO for 3 years now and I can say without a doubt that this organization has made me a more conscious citizen, better friend, and a strong leader. I am extremely gracious for all of the people I have met in Baltimore and our own brotherhood, and my experiences in APO have left a lasting impact on my character.
If there’s one thing I wish everyone knew about me, it’s that I love to answer questions and learn from others. With my love for APO, I promise I’ll work my hardest to promote compassion and understanding in everything that we do. I’m grateful and excited to be here serving the Baltimore community and leading APO, and I’m excited to see you soon!
"Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service."
Alpha Phi Omega 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 campus and in the community, therefore leaving a lasting impact on our nation.
One of the best parts about being a brother of Alpha Phi Omega is all the friends you will make through fellowship events, family bonding, and other activities.
Past events have included trips to the Inner Harbor, Sunday brunches at Paper Moon and Miss Shirley’s, movie nights, karaoke nights, game shows, and hundreds more.
Our service program offers an extraordinary number and variety of opportunities for brothers to give back to the Baltimore community. They range from weekly tutoring opportunities, community cleanups, gardening, running carnivals, and more!
Learn more about our projects and get involved!