Alpha Phi Omega

Gamma Chapter at Cornell University

Families

To promote closer ties and a stronger sense of community in a brotherhood of over 400 members, lineages are divided into families, each with their own unique traditions and quirks. For many pledges, finding out their big’s identity and learning which family they belong to is a highlight of the pledging period.

Superheroes

The Supers welcome you to the biography of the reigning Family Wars Champions. You may not know our super alter egos, but we have a weakness: chocolate covered pretzels. If you ever need a hug, our mascot Baemax is here for you.

Mascot: Baemax
Family Heads: Catherine Sadoff and Diana Park

Royals

Ring pops on fingers, and smiles on faces; see us at all of your favorite places; happiness and friendship, Queens and Kings; these are a few of our favorite things! Being part of the Royals Family will be your crowning achievement. #crownsnotfrowns

Mascot: Obi the Dragon
Family Heads: Reith Mantena

Incredibles

While the Incredibles Family may not wear super suits on campus, we can always be seen kicking butt in our natural habitat, whether we’re excelling in class, chilling at CTB or just being all around awesome.

Mascot: Jack-Jack the Panda
Family Heads:  Hanora Chapman and Olivia Xiang

Legends

Legends are the newest kids on the block but some of the coolest members of APO. Descendants of the Olympian gods of years past, we excel at leading, serving, and all around have a good time with others!

Mascot: Phern the Phoenix
Family Heads: Allison MacDonald and Chelsea Frisch

Jenkins

We are one of AΦΩ’s smallest families, but don’t let our size fool you. We’ve got personalities so blinding we have to wear sunglasses at all times. Bound by secrecy, the Jenkins clan can say no more. #RollJenkins

Mascot: Manny the Jaguar
Family Heads: Antonio Saporito and Ellen Park

Guardians

Guardians love to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. Although few in number, we have the strongest presence and we literally hold the keys to success.

Mascot: Groot
Family Heads:  Alexis Fintland and Dean Pucciarelli

Marvels

Marvels is a tight-knit, social family with a special love for pizza bagels, banana pudding, and food fellowships. We like to consider ourselves the most attractive family. Our family service cause is prison reform, and our mascot is Lucille the Seal.

Mascot: Lucille the Seal
Family Heads: Noor Qureshi, Catherine Cai