Rush

Alpha Phi Omega is your place for leadership, friendship, and service on campus and beyond! Here at Cornell, we are lucky to have the longest continually running chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity. While we are an organization which stresses community service, our commitment to serve is matched by our bonds with each other.

We welcome all who wish to serve (guys and gals!) to join our organization! We do not haze. In order to successfully rush, you must attend ONE Information Session, ONE Leadership event, ONE Fellowship event, and TWO Service events (for a total of FIVE events). You are welcome to attend more if you so please!! Additionally, you must submit a brief letter of intent and $45 dues.

Letter of Intent:
All Rushes must complete a brief letter of intent, roughly one page, double-spaced (300-400 words). We ask you to take this opportunity to reflect and self-evaluate. In this letter, we ask you to answer the following questions:

-How did you hear about APO?
-Why are you interested in joining?
-What do you hope to gain from this experience?
-What will you bring to the Brotherhood?

These letters will not be subjectively evaluated. Please send the letters of intent to pledgemaster@apogamma.org with the subject line “APO Rush Letter – Fall ‘17” by Thursday, Sept. 14th, 11:59 PM EST. Late letters will not be accepted!

RUSH SCHEDULE:
Please fill out this form to sign up for rush events:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhPIho_i1Ppyz9IVD3C0fv3o_WRcBbA9dBAKGSS6Fqcv_U5Q/viewform

 

Also, like our facebook event page to learn more and receive any updates or important information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/112139396159965/?ref=br_rs&acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D


Information Session [You need to attend 1 Info Session during RUSH]

  • Information Session #1 9/2 @ 3-4pm, McGraw 165
  • Information Session #2 9/6 @ 5-6pm, McGraw 165
  • Information Session #3 9/10 @ 5-6pm, McGraw 165

 

Service Events [Remember you need to complete 2 service events during RUSH!]

  • Root For Your Cause (Playing) 9/2 @ 4-6pm, Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room
    • Root For Your Cause is an APO Philanthropy Event that is a Root beer Pong Tournament. Find a teammate and prepare to face down some fierce pong competitors! NOTE: It costs $14 a team to enter and the winning team gets to decide to which charity the money goes. [This counts for 2 service credits]
  • Dog Treat Making 9/4 @ 6-7pm, Malott 228
    • Love dogs? Come make delicious dog treats which will be donated to Guiding Eyes on campus!
  • Chop-and-Chat 9/5 @ 5-6pm, Malott 228
    • Come make sandwiches for local food pantries!
  • Nate’s Run Smile Campaign 9/6 @ 6-7pm, Malott 228
    • Nate’s Run is an annual philanthropy event put on by APO – Gamma in remembrance of a brother who passed away tragically in a gorge accident some years ago. This event will be used to promote the race and the important message behind it.
  • Fabulous Finger Knitting 9/8 @ 6:15-7:15pm, McGraw 165
    • Come knit with your fingers for a good cause–no experience necessary!
  • Collegetown Cleanup  9/10 @ 10:30-11:30am, Collegetown Schwartz Center
    • Make some new friends while sprucing up our home away from home!
  • ClubFest Set-Up 9/10 @ 12-1pm, Barton Hall
    • Help set up for one of the biggest events of the year: Welcome Weekend’s Fall ClubFest!
  • Environmental Awareness Chalking 9/11 @ 4-5pm, Ho Plaza in front of WSH
    • Come express your enthusiasm about the environment all across campus! We will all gather at Ho Plaza although we will spread out to other places around campus.
  • Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Giveaway 9/13 @ 11am-12pm, Ho Plaza in front of WSH
    • Come spread kindness and meet new friends! We will be handing out chocolates packaged in origami boxes at a previously held outstanding origami rush event. We will all gather at Ho Plaza although we will probably spread out to other places around campus.
  • Hospital Bookmarks for CHAM 9/14 @ 6-7pm, Malott 228
    • The money raised from our annual Nate’s Run philanthropy event is donated to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). For this event we will be making adorable origami bookmarks to donate to the hospital as well.


Fellowship Events [You only need to attend 1 fellowship]

  • Root For Your Cause (Spectating Shift 1) 9/2 @ 4-5pm, Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room
    • Root For Your Cause is an APO Philanthropy Event that is a Root beer Pong Tournament. Watch as APO brothers face some fierce pong competitors (all in good fun of course!). The winning team gets to decide to which charity the money goes.
  • Root For Your Cause (Spectating Shift 2) 9/2 @ 5-6pm, Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room
    • Root For Your Cause is an APO Philanthropy Event that is a Root beer Pong Tournament. Watch as APO brothers face some fierce pong competitors (all in good fun of course!). The winning team gets to decide to which charity the money goes.
  • Ice Cream Social 9/4 @ 7-8pm, Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room
    • Ice cream and new friends…need I say more?
  • Field Day 9/5 @ 6-7pm, Arts Quad (Weather Location: RPCC 218)
    • Come participate in a variety of activities including frisbee, capture the flag, and more!
  • Outstanding Origami 9/7 @ 5-6pm,  Malott 251
    • Ever want to master the art of origami? Come learn some new skills while meeting new friends! No experience necessary!!
  • Sports Hour 9/9 @ 4-5pm, Helen Newman Court #2
    • Love sports? Want to play some basketball and badminton? Come for some quality good times and friendly competition!
  • Lake Hike 9/11 @ 4:30-5:30pm, Beebe Lake by the canoes (Weather Location: McGraw 165)
    • Come take a peaceful stroll around Beebe Lake while also meeting some awesome new friends!
  • Art Hour 9/13 @ 8:15-9:15pm, Goldwin Smith 142
    • Always wanted to discover the artist in yourself? Come bond over creativity and create some awesome art projects.
  • Music Hour 9/14 @ 7-8pm, Goldwin Smith G76
    • Musically talented? Appreciate music? Come to a fun night of “name that tune,” and good music!

 

Leadership Workshop [You only need to attend 1 leadership event]

  • Personal Leadership Path Seminar 9/5 @ 7:30-8:30pm, McGraw 165
    • This leadership workshop will focus on personal attributes you have as a leader and how you can apply them in APO.
  • Guide Seminar 9/8 @ 5-6pm, Appel Multi-Purpose Room
    • This leadership workshop will focus on how to be an inclusive leader.
  • Empowerment Seminar 9/11 @ 6-7pm, Malott 251
    • This leadership workshop will focus on how a leader can empower oneself and others. As the saying goes, empowered people empower people.
  • Teamwork Seminar 9/13 @ 7-8pm, Goldwin Smith G64
    • This leadership workshop will focus team-building skills and why these are important for a leader in APO.

Thank you all for your interest! If you have any questions, email me at pledgemaster@apogamma.org