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Under the guiding principles of leadership, friendship, and service, Alpha Phi Omega provides service to the community by donating time and effort to various organizations and causes. 

It's open to anyone. Welcoming all, Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization. With more than 400,000 members on over 375 campuses, Alpha Phi Omega continues to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.

Setting the standard for college campus-based volunteerism since 1925. Alpha Phi Omega strives to help each member develop leadership skills, experience friendship, and provide service to others. The Alpha Gamma Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega at the University of Dayton has around 100 members today, providing opportunities of service almost each and everyday. We do not haze prospective members and open all events to all members.

Check out our university group page to learn more about us or email our Membership Vice President at udapomembershipvp@gmail.com or our President at udapopresident@gmail.com.


Chapter Blog

Catching a Spark
It happened again.

Last night I caught another spark. For those who may not be familiar with it, a spark is that a-ha moment where you realize why you're in Alpha Phi Omega. For many brothers, this moment comes doing service, for others when they hang with brothers. Sparks can happen during the pledge process, or the day before graduation. But most importantly, sparks can come and go. And for me, I was lucky enough to catch one last night.

Last night AGX welcomed 20 pledges (rumored to have 5 more at least at the make-up ritual). The ceremony went well and almost all actives were able to make it. What a great start of the night! But then it got better at chapter, which followed the ceremony.

Planning the chapter, I had no idea how brothers would take it. I planned to use Kahoot!, a survey/quiz program to talk about ideas that brothers in our chapter have been talking about for years and years. The stem of the conversation was rooted in leadership positions in our chapter. Brothers were able to choose from Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree or Strongly Disagree. These were options given after being presented a statement. Some of these statements included "AGX could benefit from electing more officers in the fall" as well as "15 brothers on EC is too many." The conversation that arose was spectacular. I have never seen AGX be so willing to take time out of chapter to talk about a real and substantial change. I was so proud of my brothers (which may sound nerdy, but it was so cool). But then it kept getting better.

I planned some fellowship-like practices throughout chapter. From high-fiving other brothers to sitting with someone new, the interaction from our brothers and pledges brought me pure joy. Everyone was so willing to interact with new people. Every time we did a fellowshippy thing, the room lit up with brotherhood. Something very special to see.

Also, we had no brothers leave chapter early. We had 95+ brothers engaged in a longer chapter where we discussed some pretty cool topics. We met new people all the while we enjoyed our time together.

Although we can always use improvement, I was such a proud, humbled and gracious president last night. As I fist-bumped our brothers and pledges as they walked out, a few caught the fact that I was getting emotional. They asked why. I said, "because I think new brothers are realizing that APO can be more than just Sunday night meetings to them. We are undoubtedly the friendliest group on campus and our willingness to be there together is translating into chapter meetings. I'm happy the organization that means so much to me and my collegiate career is finally touching other brothers in chapter."

So to my active and associate brothers, to the pledges and to the advisors, to the UC brothers that visited, I wanted to say thank you. You all are awesome and I am so happy APO is starting to touch the lives of so many of you. As always, let me know if there is anything I can do for you (APO related or not).

See you at retreat this Friday at 5pm!

Nate Borries

Posted by Nate Borries on February 11, 2019 at 11:15am