Alpha Phi Omega

Gamma Chapter at Cornell University

FAQs

Rushing

Founded in 1925, we are a national co-ed community service organization. We have over 25,000 active members and over 400,000 alumni. With over 375 chapters across the United States, APO is the largest collegiate fraternity in the nation. Internationally, we have 250 chapters in Philippines, 1 chapter in Australia and 1 chapter in Canada. The 3 cardinals principles we honor are leadership, friendship and service.

Founded in 1927, the Gamma Chapter is the longest running chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. We currently have over 500 active members!

In order to become a pledge, you need to attend 1 Information Session, 2 Service Events, 1 Fellowship Events, 1 Leadership Workshop, and 1 Inductions Ceremony (Friday 02/15, 5-6:30 PM OR Saturday 02/16, 12:30-2 PM). You need to email a Letter of Intent to pledgemaster@apogamma.org. There are also $40 in Dues to be paid at Inductions.

Of course! Financial circumstance should not bar you from joining our chapter. Please email the pledgemaster at pledgemaster@apogamma.org for ANY related questions and concerns.

On average, you will spend 4-5 hours per week at events during your pledging semester!

Your letter of intent should be about 1 page (300-400 words), 12pt font, double spaced. When writing, think about the following: How did you hear about us? Why are you interested in joining? What will you bring to the brotherhood? What do you hope to gain from this experience? This is NOT a subjective evaluation, just be yourself! 🙂

All who successfully complete the Rush requirements before February 14th at 11:59pm will be inducted into our chapter! You will receive an email with Inductions information from the pledgemaster.

Yes!

Email the pledgemaster at pledgemaster@apogamma.org for more information. Or, explore this website! You will find plenty of details about our brothers and events.

 

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Pledging

After rushing, you need to complete the pledging process to be initiated as a brother of the chapter. This entails:

  • 18 Service hours
  • 8  Fellowships
  • 7  Speed Meetings
  • 7  Weekly Pledge Meetings
  • 3  General Meetings
  • 3  Gammas
  • 1  Pledge Quiz
  • 1  Pledge Service Project
  • another $35 of dues ($40 if you lose your Pledge Pin, which you will receive at Inductions) at Initiations

Make sure to pace yourself and complete the requirements before Docubro closes!

Sign up and log into Docubro. Go to Events > View Event Calendar, you will then be able to see all of the events available this semester, color coded according to their categories.

Two out of the following three:

  • 30 service hours
  • 15 fellowships
  • 2 leadership credits*

*Changes to 4 leadership credits for brothers

Inductions is when rushees become pledges. Initiations is when pledges become brothers.

  • LFS: Leadership Friendship Service
  • SSE: Spontaneous Social Event
  • AWL: All Who Look/Listen
  • NIB: Newly Initiated Brother
  • GM: General Meeting
  • CAPS: Chapter Assessment Planning Session

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DocuBro

DocuBro is a system the chapter uses to keep track of events and membership information. Every member and platform owns an account on this platform.

Locked event: you cannot unsign up for the event (service events usually lock 3 days before the start of the event while fellowships lock at the start of the event).

Closed event: you cannot sign up for the event (usually close at start of event).

Contact the event coordinator, which can be seen on Docubro.

Please do not go to the service event! Your personal health is way more important. Make sure to fill out the sick form in Vice President of Service email signature. If possible, try to find a substitute because organizations do count on us!

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