Alpha Phi Omega was founded in 1925 by Frank Reed Horton at Lafayette college. We are a community service organization whose purpose is to be recognized as the world's premiere service-based leadership development organization. We are one of the largest university fraternities in the world, and we are devoted to bettering the nation, campus, and the community through our services.
Vision: Be recognized as the premier service-based leadership development organization.
Mission: Prepare campus and community leaders through service.
Values: Develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service.
Objectives: Share, Grow, Improve, Invest
The first informational meeting for forming a chapter of Alpha Phi Omega at George Mason University (GMU) was held on January, 26th 1991. The petitioning group was recognized by GMU on February 17th, 1991 and formally recognized by the Alpha Phi Omega National Office on February 28th, 1991. The first petitioning ceremony was held at Georgetown University at the Section 84 Conference on March 19th, 1991. The first time the charter kit was sent to the National Office was June 1st, 1992 and it was rejected. While still a petitioning group, Alpha Delta Delta chapter had two pledge classes in order to educate the new petitioning members about Alpha Phi Omega and to ensure that a good pledging program was established to maintain the membership of the new chapter as it grew. The first pledge class was named in honor of Papa Joe Scanlon by the National Office in the fall of 1992. Our second pledge class was named in honor of Lee Correll by the chapter for his outstanding assistance during our petitioning process. The second charter kit was sent in on March 20th, 1993. We were chartered as Alpha Delta Delta on May 8th, 1993.
Alpha Phi Omega - ADD Chapter holds a large on-campus presence, which is evident in the following articles. Take a look at some of the amazing work our brothers are involved in!
On behalf of the Recycling Extravaganza Service event:
"Volunteers, The George Mason University Alpha Phi Omega’s are superb volunteers! Thank you for your help on September 6th. I truly appreciate the time each of you took out of your schedule to help the Extravaganza run smoothly. I have heard from multiple people how hard each one of you worked, and I know you would have stayed past 2:30 pm if you could! Thank you for working so hard during one of the hottest days of the summer. Due to your efforts, the following items were kept out of the waste stream and will be recycled or reused: 300 pairs of eyeglasses 60 pounds of batteries 65 bikes A full truckload of shredding! The following link shows what will happen to the shredded paper: http://bcove.me/ahgjy1ie 4 crutches, 5 walkers, 5 canes, 3 walking boots, and miscellaneous medical supplies Over 2 tons of electronics ranging from home rotary phones to plasma TVs. Thank you again for your service to the community! ~Allison"