Alpha Phi Omega is the largest Greek letter fraternity in the United States with more than 400,000 alumni and 25,000 active members on over 375 campuses.
Alpha Phi Omega is a national service organization that develops leaders through service and brotherhood. We are a group of fantastic individuals working to improve ourselves while making the world a better place, and having a great time while doing so!
Be a leader. Be a friend. Be of service.
These are the building blocks of Alpha Phi Omega and the Cardinal Principles that guide our members in college and in life.
Alpha Phi Omega exemplifies volunteerism like no other student organization. It is the only national fraternity with service as its primary mission. Through our program of service, we strive to make a better, safer world while also preparing our members to be strong, servant-minded leaders and offering them the chance to commune with like-minded individuals.
Mu Pi Chapter is located at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. We are part of Section 30 in Region VIII (soon to be Region XV, Section D1) along with Gamma Theta (CU Boulder), Epsilon Xi (CSU), Alpha Eta Iota (DU), and Alpha Theta Gamma (UCCS). Our chapter was chartered on October 12, 1958, and was re-chartered on December 8, 1979 and October 3, 2009.
Mu Pi Chapter's service program varies every semester, but some of the standard service we do includes: the Golden Backpack Program, Red Rocks cleanup, Project Angel Heart, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, Denver Rescue Mission, participating in Nightmare on Greek Street, judging science fairs, and assisting with Gamma Theta Chapter's Boy Scout Merit Badge University and Klondike Derby.
Our largest service events are National Service Week (NSW) in the fall and Jamboree for Outstanding Youngsters (JOY) in the spring. National Service Week is a national program of Alpha Phi Omega that unites APO chapters in a week of service around a common theme which changes every year. JOY is a chapter organized free, fun, and educational event for local elementary school students that has booths run by the chapter as well as numerous other campus and community organizations.
Alpha Phi Omega nationally partners with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Relay for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Special Olympics, 4H, and others. For more information about our national partners or Alpha Phi Omega please visit www.apo.org.
Alpha Phi Omega develops leadership skills through shared leadership. Members have the opportunity to serve as a chapter officer or to plan and execute any number of volunteer projects and social programs, as well as have the chance to participate in a variety of leadership development programs sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega.
Alpha Phi Omega is a fraternal organization that introduces members to a diverse population of campus peers and helps them develop friendships that last well beyond college. Our social activities, which range from local chapter events to weekend gatherings involving members from many chapters, provide opportunities to make lasting friendships.
In Alpha Phi Omega, members are part of the nation’s largest and most respected service fraternity. Our projects help young and old, campus and community, the nation and our own members. Each chapter decides its own volunteer work, so members have the opportunity to offer ideas for projects and to see them implemented.