Alpha Phi Omega
Kappa Mu Chapter, Johns Hopkins University
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, Fall 2021
Message from our Chapter President
My name is Carlos, and I'll be your president for the fall 2021 semester! I joined APO my freshman fall, and it has been one of my most valuable experiences in college. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in various service projects (Keswick being one of my favorites) while building meaningful relationships with brothers, APO's community partners, and the Baltimore community. APO has made a long-lasting impact on me as my interests have evolved in civic engagement efforts to advocate with the community.
This semester, I hope to see the chapter grow together as a community. With more opportunities for programming, I will support brothers' ideas and goals and bring as much enthusiasm to all events. I am very excited to start the semester as strong as possible and getting to welcome all of you back to the brotherhood!
"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!