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"Alpha Phi Omega is destined to be one of the greatest college fraternities because it has as its foundations the highest ideals of the ages, the most perfect standard the generations have been able to produce, a standard accepted by all nations, all religions and all people, one whose motivating idea is looking for the good, and try to do good regardless of who or what belief and furthermore has the practical application in most commendable education social services" - Frank Reed Horton


Welcome our Committees of the Xi Phi Chapter:

Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on October 8, 2019 at 8:04pm
Leadership Committee

In Alpha Phi Omega, Leadership is one of our cardinal principals.  Leadership events are a combination of service events throughout the campus and the community as well as events only for Brothers to attend to further develop their Leadership skills.  The “Brother Only” events are usually small workshops that focus on one aspect of life and tries to bring awareness to that topic especially.  Also, it is the responsibility of the Leadership Development Chair to track progress and provide information for the APO LEADS and IMPACT  webinar opportunities.  The goal of having these leadership events is to help Brothers further develop leadership capabilities in a way that promotes friendship and service, as well.

-Leadership Chair,  Cassandra Murphy '22

Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on October 8, 2019 at 8:03pm
Fellowship Committee

One of our three cardinal principles is friendship, and as brothers of Alpha Phi Omega, we are always loyal and supportive of each other. Fellowship is just one of the ways that we connect with the brothers, and we believe that socializing brings us closer as a chapter and helps us understand one another. Under the Fellowship Vice President, four chair positions are overseen, which include: Inter-Chapter Relations, Rec Sports, Alumni Relations, and Sunshine. Each of these positions helps us to create bonds, not only with other chapters but to boost morale in the spirit of brotherhood. There are many other fellowship events that we host, including Game nights, Trivia nights, movie nights, and more. We try to create closer bonds with other brothers in our chapter by attending events that help us get to know each other better.

- Fellowship Vice President, Richard Concepcion '20

Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on October 8, 2019 at 8:02pm
Service Committee

One of the cardinal principles of Alpha Phi Omega is Service, whether it be for the chapter, college, community, or our country. As brothers, we strive to give our service to whoever may need it. In "Service Committee," we have events that are done every year, such as beach clean-ups, making dog toys for local shelters, visiting local shelters to help out, and writing notes for the elderly, veterans, and more. This year the Service Committee offers the opportunity to go to the local food kitchen, Master Manna, to give service or donations. As a chapter, we work closely with the Boy Scouts as well. We help with their popcorn distribution and one of our favorite events, Brothers For Badges. Brothers volunteer to teach badges to Boy Scouts to help further their skills. Alpha Phi Omega works hard to provide service to everyone, and we love the work that we do as a brotherhood and as a family. #Dontbenervousofservice!

-Service Chair, Phillip Newton '21

Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on October 8, 2019 at 8:00pm
Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion chair's main mission is to promote, protect and expand the diversity that lives within the Brothers of the Xi Phi chapter. Through our events, we want to give brothers a safe platform where they can share their pieces of self-identity with other brothers. Ultimately we hope that our events allow everyone in our chapter to learn and understand each other on a much deeper level.

-Diversity and Inclusion Chair, Luis Castillo '22 & Erin Berger '20


Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on October 8, 2019 at 7:59pm
Sunshine Committee

Sunshine committee works together to figure out ways to spread happiness and love to the whole Xi Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. Sunshine committee works to create a sense of belonging and community through gifts and activities that bring brothers closer to each other. The committee as a whole strives to create a more positive brotherhood through brother to brother encouragement. Sunshine committee also works very closely with the APO Diamond and Eagle to create events with them and the chapter. 

-Sunshine Chair, Gabriella Granados '21

Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on October 8, 2019 at 7:58pm
Fundraising Committee

Fundraising Committee plans various events to raise money for our chapter and outside organizations. Each semester, the committee expects the chapter's signature waffle delivery night for the whole campus. Previous fundraising events include Chipotle give back nights, a dinner delivery night, and nacho delivery night. The committee also works closely with the B+ Committee to promote and fundraise for our philanthropy, the B+ Foundation. Fundraising is one of the many opportunities for brothers to provide service primarily for our chapter as well for our community and nation.

-Fundraising Chair, Rachael Brown '22

Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on October 8, 2019 at 7:57pm
Retreat Committee

In Alpha Phi Omega retreats are a combination of fellowship, service, and a discussion all in one event. The goal is to promote friendship with a fun activity, complete a service project as one of our cardinal principals. Followed by a discussion, as a brotherhood, to get to know each other on a different level. In the past, we’ve had both light-hearted discussions where we learned fun facts about brothers and others when we learned more meaningful details about each other. Similarly, the Fall semester of 2019 the Retreat and Sunshine committee is working to complete a mini-retreat known as Brother Books. They will be children’s books filled with anonymous kind comments brothers have thought about each other, but never got a chance to say. Consequently, these significant discussions and Brother Books will help the chapter bond and gain more respect for each member. Finally, it is the responsibility of the retreat chair and committee to plan and coordinate these events. 

-Retreat Chair, Kelsey Novak '20

Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on October 8, 2019 at 7:54pm
Inter Chapter Relations Committee

Inter Chapter Relations is a chair position dedicated to creating bonds with other chapters in the area or even in another state such as the chapter at Sacred Heart, Quinnipiac or a school as far away as Farmington in Maine. They try to keep up the communication between the chapters in hopes of creating brotherhood events or completing community service projects with another chapter. It is important to the chapter because there are over 375 chapters in APO and while it is extremely difficult to get to know every single chapter; it is important to branch out and get to know the brothers in another chapter. APO is a brotherhood across the country not just at the University of New Haven or in the state of Connecticut so to try to get to know your brothers, even if it's through a simple pen pal system, helps create and strengthen the bond of brotherhood for every chapter.

-Inter-Chapter Relations Chair, Tim Lord '20

Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on October 8, 2019 at 7:53pm
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

The B+ Foundation seeks to provide financial and emotional assistance to families of children with cancer. This foundation also works to fund cancer research and increase awareness of childhood cancer.  Last year, Alpha Phi Omega held our first annual B+ Talent Show on our campus in an effort to raise money to donate to the B+ Foundation. Leading up to the Talent show we held several engaging events aimed toward increasing awareness of childhood cancer, like playing childhood games and recalling the names and lyrics of songs from our childhood. On multiple occasions, including world cancer day, Alpha Phi Omega raised awareness by setting up tables with information and donation opportunities. Our goal was to raise $5,000, however, with the overwhelming support from friends, family, Alpha Phi Omega alumni, and members of our campus, we were able to raise over $7,000! Now that we have some experience with planning and executing a large scale event such as this, we have increased our fundraising goal to $10,500 dollars. As an organization dedicated to servicing our community and our country, we decided to contact the B+ Foundation to learn more about how to get involved and to bring events to our campus in support of this remarkable foundation.

-B+ Foundation Chair, Jordan Bernard '21


Xi Phi Chapter Blog - Posted by Richard Concepcion on September 17, 2019 at 11:10pm
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