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Alpha Phi Omega History

Preparing Leaders Through Service

Alpha Phi Omega was founded by Frank Reed Horton after he served World War I and met men from various backgrounds that were united by one goal: service to others. They set the foundation for one the nation’s most premier service-based organizations on college campuses today.


The purpose of Alpha Phi Omega is to assemble college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and the Law of the Boy Scouts, setting high standards for all members to follow. Members of Alpha Phi Omega are dedicated to developing leadership, promoting friendship, and providing service to humanity.


Today, Alpha Phi Omega is the largest national, co-educational service fraternity. More than 500,000 students on 375 college campuses have chosen Alpha Phi Omega and dedicated their lives to leadership through service.

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