Kappa Mu Chapter,

Johns Hopkins University


Pledging FAQs

  • What are the requirements for someone interested in rushing Alpha Phi Omega?
Those who would like to be invited to apply to be a part of Alpha Phi Omega must fill out an online application, complete the CSC requirements, and attend at least 1 information session, 2 fellowship events, and 1 service event during Rush Week--but they are welcome to attend as many activities as they would like! The more activities someone attends, the more opportunities they have to bond with their future Brotherhood!
  • What is the selection process for Alpha Phi Omega?

Anyone who completes the minimum requirements is welcome to pledge Alpha Phi Omega.

  • What is the pledging process like?
Pledging is a 9 week process in which you learn about APO and gain skills that will help you become a valuable member of our brotherhood.
  • What is the commitment level of a Pledge?
Each Pledge is expected to attend weekly Pledge Meetings as well as complete 20 service hours, 6 fellowships, and 3 leadership credits.
  • What kind of mentorship program is available?
APO currently consists of 7 families. During the pledging process, you are matched with a family and a brother that will help you through your time in APO.
  • APO is a fraternity, are there only males?
No! Alpha Phi Omega is a gender-inclusive fraternity. It originally started as a male-only organization, but membership was opened to female members in 1976. The use of words such as "brother" is understood to include all genders.
  • Is APO is considered Greek Life?
No. Although we carry Greek Letters, APO is under the Center for Social Concern. While we are not a social fraternity, our three pillars are leadership, friendship, and service; we hope to not only cultivate helping others, but also cultivate a feeling of brotherhood.
  • Does APO haze?

Absolutely not! Hazing is in direct contradiction with everything that Alpha Phi Omega stands for.


To cite the national bylaws:


"An appropriate period of pledging has no place for hazing practices. These include the degradation of individuals, personal service demands, and any other practices inconsistent with the spirit and principles of Alpha Phi Omega... Alpha Phi Omega Members respect the worth of human dignity and, in firm support of our heritage of intellectual freedom, do not tolerate unequal or abusive treatment of any person."

  • Who can I contact if I have more questions about pledging?

The Pledgemasters for the Spring 2019 semester are Keyi Yin and Morgan Griffin. They can be contacted via this gmail account:


A Message from Our Pledgemasters
Our names are Hao Da and Matt Lee, and we are your Pledgemasters for Fall 2019!
APO has one of the best service programs you can find at Hopkins! We work with over 35 organizations in the Baltimore community and complete over 5,000 service hours every semester. We offer service projects in every category including community building, education, environmental, and lots more! APO even has the resources to make any service project you dream of happen by working with the Center for Social Concern and adding new Community Partners.
APO also develops you as a leader. As one of the largest organizations on campus, you can be part of committees or even serve on the executive board and make important decisions that directly affect the Brotherhood and the chapter! Our committees are essential to the running of our 250+ person student organization. Some projects that committees accomplish every semester include planning an incredible formal, helping raise funds during National Service Week, and recognizing our dedicated Seniors during Senior Night.
Most importantly, you will meet lots of new friends in APO. With so many active members and a new Pledge Class almost every semester, you will never run out of new people to meet. Our Brothers enjoy time together at APO Fellowships such as game nights and dinner dates, and outside in classes and other clubs. Friendship is truly a unique aspect to our service club. We love making a meaningful contribution to the community and kicking back and relaxing with our Brothers! 
Take it from us. We’ve been in APO since Freshman year!

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