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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I join?
    Alpha Phi Omega organizes exciting rush weeks at the start of the Fall and Spring quarters, so mark your calendars! For further details, head to our dedicated "Rush" page and discover everything you need to know.
  • How much does it cost to be a Brother of APO?
    Active members of APO maintain their status by paying $100 per semester (we offer early bird discounts!), while new members contribute $146 at inductions (can be in small increments). Additional fees may apply for retreat attendance. Rest assured, we provide reimbursements for gas and other necessities to support our members.
  • What is your new member process?
    At Alpha Phi Omega, our new member process involves participating in service hours and fellowships, leadership activities, and fundraisers to attain active membership. These requirements serve as a platform for new members to embrace the values of Leadership, Friendship, and Service while fostering their integration into the strong bonds of our Brotherhood.
  • Why should I join APO?
    When you become a member of Alpha Phi Omega, you embrace a lifelong dedication to service and leadership. You'll become part of a distinguished community of over 400,000 leaders, counting esteemed alums such as Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton. Together, we pave the way for positive change and leave a lasting impact on the world.
  • Is APO a big time commitment?
    Alpha Phi Omega members meet weekly for 1-2 hours. We organize optional social events, leadership workshops, and other activities intermittently. Active members complete 30 hours of service each semester and participate in various events at different times to accommodate individual schedules. Pledges complete 25 hours of service before qualifying for active membership status.
  • Who can join APO?
    Alpha Phi Omega welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, regardless of major, gender, age, ethnicity, or community service experience. However, one must be enrolled at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, to join our chapter.
  • Does APO haze?
    Absolutely not! Alpha Phi Omega does not tolerate hazing or any form of informal initiation. Any behavior that puts our brothers or potential members at risk, physically or mentally, is unacceptable in our chapter. We prioritize the values of human dignity, self-worth, and a safe and inclusive environment for all members.
  • Can I be a member of both APO and a social fraternity?
    Absolutely! Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a professional Greek organization that offers the unique opportunity to be a member of APO while also joining any social organization. However, please note that you cannot simultaneously be a member of two social fraternities.
  • Is there a fraternity house available for members to reside in?
    No, the chapter does not have an APO house at TTU. Alpha Phi Omega does not have houses on any campus across the nation.
  • What differentiates Alpha Phi Omega from being a club?
    Alpha Phi Omega stands apart from a typical club due to its distinct characteristics. While clubs often focus on specific interests or hobbies, Alpha Phi Omega is a nationally recognized co-ed service fraternity. We uphold the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service, aiming to develop well-rounded individuals who actively contribute to their communities. Unlike clubs, our organization offers structured programs, leadership opportunities, and a nationwide network of over 400,000 members. Through our commitment to service, personal growth, and fostering lifelong connections, Alpha Phi Omega provides a unique and transformative experience beyond what a traditional club can offer.
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