Founded on December 16, 1925 at Lafayette College, Alpha Phi Omega is 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 of America, 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 is a co-ed service fraternity, and it has been so since the 1970’s. The use of words such as "brother", then, is understood to include both men and women.
About Our Chapter, Kappa Mu
The Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Mu Chapter has been striving for excellent service since its 1998 rechartering at Johns Hopkins University. Kappa Mu’s impact in Baltimore is astounding; collectively, we perform over 5000 hours of community service per semester. Our service is spread out over various types of projects including helping out at soup kitchens, repairing homes, and teaching English to the Spanish-speaking community.
While service is an integral part of Alpha Phi Omega, we also encourage friendship among the chapter and leadership attained through internal and external activities. As such, in addition to performing community service, our Brothers attend many fellowship events and seek leadership both on campus and in the greater community.
"Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service."
These are the building blocks of Alpha Phi Omega and the Cardinal Principles that guide our members in college and in life.
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.
Hang out with the Brotherhood!
One of the best parts about being a brother of Alpha Phi Omega is all the friends you will make through attending as many fellowships as you can!
Past events have included trips to the Inner Harbor, Sunday brunches at Paper Moon and Miss Shirley’s, movie nights, karaoke nights, and so much more!
Service is one of the cornerstones of Alpha Phi Omega's mission.
VP Service offer an extraordinary number and variety of opportunities for brothers to give back. They range from weekly tutoring opportunities, community cleanups, gardening, running carnivals, volunteering at the Baltimore Running Festival, and more!
Learn more about our projects and get involved!
A Message from Kappa Mu's President
APO, as an organization, is really what you make of it. The reason why our organization is so large and diverse is because everyone can believe in our core principles: Leadership, Friendship, and Service. While our members may join for one of these principles, we hope that upon graduation they carry all three principles of LFS forward to find success and happiness for the rest of their lives.
My job as President is to make sure that everyone successfully embarks on this path towards success in Alpha Phi Omega. While much of my core responsibilities lie in logistics and supporting the executive board, I wish to serve as a resource to everyone wishes to embark on the APO journey. In joining Alpha Phi Omega, I hope that everyone here feels that they have become part of a family, one that cares about every single member.
I'm really excited for this upcoming semester and what the future has in store for APO.