About Us

The premier, inclusive service-based leadership development organization.

The Alpha Kappa chapter of APO was founded in 1934 at the University of Southern California. Our brothers are some of the most diverse and involved student leaders on campus: men and women; undergrad and graduate students; business, pre-med, engineering, and many other majors.

Our purpose is to provide growth and understanding of the three cardinal principles: to develop leadership, to promote friendship, and to provide service to humanity. While all of us come from different backgrounds, we are united by our genuine love for community service and for each other.

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Rushing and Pledging

The pledging process of Alpha Phi Omega works to create an environment that fosters a passion for service, creates cohesiveness within the pledge class, and encourages the pledges to take on various leadership roles. By providing ample opportunities that center around Leadership, Friendship, and Service, pledges can continually develop in these three principles not just into activehood, but also beyond their time at USC.

The process of pledging is not an individual experience; rather, it is a collective experience in which every pledge plays a role. Throughout pledging, they are taught to help and support each other when in need, and to create a safe environment where everyone feels welcomed and accepted. Pledging Alpha Phi Omega offers students a one-of-a-kind college experience they will never forget.

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