Alpha Phi Omega is a great organization. APO has given be many great things. I have loved every single minute that of being involved in APO. I am extremely happy that I have the opportunity to give back to my community. APO makes caring and loving others and my community all worthwhile!
It’s very hard to narrow the top five reasons why APO rocks, but here it goes!
5) Being a Big/ Taking a little
Taking a little is one of the best experiences of joining any fraternal organization. The fact that someone can be a role model and serve as an important factor in the development and growth of a future brother is very rewarding. From experience, I could say that I am very happy to have the littles that I was assigned. I become a grand big this semester, and my grand little was just elected as fellowship chair. Taking littles has been one of the best things that I have done in my time in APO. I advise any brother to consider taking a little!
4) Taking a position
One of the major endeavors that is expressed in APO is the idea of taking a position. Becoming a leader in APO is a very rewarding experience. Knowing that you have the ability to better the fraternity with your actions and your position must have a great effect on people. From experience, it always pleased me when people showed interest in my history lessons as historian, and when supported my events as fundraising chair. I have grown as a leader in the past three years, and as I get ready to accept the position of Sergeant at arms, I will work my hardest to push APO even further.
3) Bonding with Brothers
Friends, Friends, Friends! Friendships will definitely make the experience of being an APO brother worthwhile. APO is a large organization, and it may be hard to find some people that you feel very close to. When you find those people, it makes the experiences 100x better. Knowing that you have a group of people that will always be there for you regardless of any troubles you might face or any obstacles that stand in your way. Your friends will be there till the end!
1) Service Events!
Obviously this is #1!!! You cannot mention APO without mentioning the service events!!! Service events such as making cards for the elderly on Valentine’s Day, and the state day of service as an alternative to state patty’s day. Service events always gave me a warm feeling in my heart. I always have prided myself on lending a helping hand to those who may need it, and I am glad that APO has become a way for me to give all that I can give to helping others.