APO is open to anyone. Even though we are technically a fraternity, membership in Alpha Phi Omega is not open only to men. Anyone can join! You can even be in a social fraternity or sorority. The only criterion is that you have an earnest desire to help those that need it.
APO also emphasizes brotherhood. Most service organizations focus solely on service. While service is certainly Alpha Phi Omega’s purpose, it also emphasizes brotherhood through completing both service and fellowship events.
APO is a national organization. It’s not only here that students have the opportunity to join this great organization. In fact, Alpha Phi Omega is the largest co-ed service fraternity in the world, with more than 400,000 members on 360 campuses across the nation.
Our local chapter at the University of Kentucky, Alpha Zeta, was founded on March 13th, 1933, and has served our Campus, Community, and Nation for many years since. Today, Alpha Zeta stands strong at 300 active members and continues to grow with each passing semester! We include everyone from every background and all work towards the same common goals of promoting friendships, developing leaders, and giving back through service.
We partner with 40 service organizations on campus and in Lexington! Check out information on our partners here.