Sound like something you're interested in?
We're Alpha Phi Omega, a national co-ed service fraternity here at Parkland. Leadership, Friendship, and Service is what we do. We are now seeking new members for the Spring 2016 semester, and want to invite you to come make us part of your Parkland College experience!
We are hosting several open informational sessions that you are invited to attend. At these, we'll introduce you to some of our members, tell you about how our chapter works, and give you the chance to sign up for some of our upcoming service projects and fellowship events. These meetings will take about a half hour, and you are welcome to bring your lunch (and a friend!)
Informational Sessions are open to everybody on campus, and they will be in Room U-143 (U-Wing Stage Area) at noon on Sept 6 - Sept 9. You only need to attend one because each one is the same, so pick the day that best fits your schedule and come learn about Alpha Phi Omega!
Open Event Schedule
Want to see what APO is all about for yourself? There will be several activities we are hosting on and off campus for prospective members to try our programs and get to know our members. Most events are drop-in/drop-out, so just let us know by email at ParklandAPO@gmail.com
when you will be there.
Can't make one of our events, but want to hear about us? Stop by either of these campus-wide activities to meet our members and get some information.
New Student Convocation on Thurs, Aug 25 from 12pm to 2pm
Campus Volunteer Fair on Wed, Aug 31 from 10am to 1pm
We have several of our favorite projects and some one-time events scheduled for you to get a taste of what our service program is all about. These projects and events are open to everybody, but we do ask that you RSVP with us in advance so we can tell our service partners how many to expect.
NOTE: WE ARE STILL FINALIZING OUR SCHEDULE AND THIS WILL BE UPDATED BY JANUARY 20th. BELOW ARE LAST SEMESTER'S EVENTS
Wed, Sept 9 @ 3:30pm to 6:00pm - Wesley Food Pantry Re-stocking
Come help re-stock the shelves at the food pantry on campus. We will meet at the entrance to the S Building on campus, and have a quick 15-minute orientation. Closed-toe shoes required.
Sat, Sept 12 @ 9:00am to 11:00am - Busey Woods Restoration
We will be removing invasive plant species and doing maintenance on this beautiful wooded area. This is a perfect project for anybody who wants to really get some hands-on service. Meet at the Anita Purvis Nature Center at 2001 E. Main St in Urbana by 9:00am for orientation. Dress to get dirty.
Mon, Sept 14 @ 2:00pm to 4:00pm - Plarn Making for Homeless Mats
Get a little hands on and crafty in the Flag Lounge with us as we make “plarn” (plastic yarn) that will be turned into sleeping mats for the homeless.
Tue, Sept 15 @ 4:00pm to 6:00pm - Campus Cleanup at Parkland
Help make Parkland a more beautiful place to get an education. We will provide all of the materials and equipment. Meet in front of the Library Stairs. Afterwards, join us for our weekly chapter meeting.
Sat, Sept 19 @ 10:00am to 5:00pm - Car X Crazy K Event Staffing
Help us run parts of this large event. We are helping staff obstacles on a 5K obstacle course for charity. Shifts are available if you can't volunteer the whole time.
Service is a big part of what we do, but it's not everything! We also have some of our favorite get-together activities scheduled for you to get to know our members. Best of all, as a prospective member, these are all at either no-cost or very low cost to you! Please RSVP by email
Fri, Sept 11 @ 3:00pm to 5:00pm - Friday Afternoon Social Hour
Free food, games, and meeting our members
Sat, Sept 12 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Summer Movie Night in Downtown Urbana
We're watching Ghostbusters. Come have a free movie night with us
Wed, Sept 16 @ 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Unlimited Laser Tag at Skateland in Savoy
Enjoy half-priced Laser Tag ($6 for you, we cover the rest) at Skateland in Savoy
Fri, Sept 18 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Free Mini-Golf at Putt-Zone in Champaign
Play a round or two of mini golf courtesy of APO. You bring yourself and your best game, we'll provide the rest!
Special New Member Activities
New Member Meetings will begin on Mon, Sept 12 and Thurs, Sept 15 at noon in U-114. You only need to pick one of these days to attend, so choose the day of the week that best fits your schedule and commit to that day.
Our New Member Ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept 25th at 6:45pm in D-244 at Parkland College. In this ceremony, we share our history and heritage, and officially welcome you as a new member of Alpha Phi Omega. Attendance is mandatory unless you have a work conflict. Please clear your schedule now.
***We are very flexible and are able to work around most people's schedules and lives. If you have a conflict with our events, we can set up alternative activities for you!***
Questions? Send us an email at ParklandAPO@gmail.com
or stop by our desk in the Student Organization Office (Room U115 in the Student Life area), and talk to an APO officer during our open office hours.You can also talk to our either of our Advisors, (Dr. Brian Nudelman in C220 or Sue Schreiber in D120). Our recruitment period beings August 25th, and we're looking forward to meeting you!
ALL STUDENTS WELCOME!