Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service 

fraternity that was nationally founded on December 

16, 1925 at Lafayette College in Easton PA by Frank Reed 

Horton. The organization is the largest collegiate fraternity 

in the United States with over 25,000 active student members

in over 350 campuses, as well as over 400,000 alumni members. 

The fraternity was all male, but was opened up to women in 1967. 

All of our members are called “Brothers,” regardless of their gender 

or sexual orientation. Alpha Phi Omega is an organization built off 

of service to our chapter, campus, community and country.

 Today, there are more than 367 chapters of Alpha Phi 

Omega. In our fraternity our motto is “ Be a leader. Be a friend. 

Be of service” and our three cardinal principles are “Leadership, 

Friendship, Service.” Our colors are royal blue and old glory gold. 

Our bird, which is also our fraternity symbol, is the golden eagle 

and our flower is the forget-me-not, which represents its 

everlastingness. Our jewel is the diamond, which represents 

our brilliance.

“The purpose of Alpha Phi Omega shall be to assemble

 college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship 

of principles derived from the Scout Oath and law of the Boy Scouts 

of America; to develop leadership, to promote friendship and to 

provide service to humanity and to further the freedom that is our 

national, educational, intellectual heritage.”

Alpha Phi Omega, Xi Phi Chapter, is an organization at

 the University of New Haven in West Haven CT. We currently 

have 63 active members. We are region R, section 2.  There are 

many reasons why our chapter of Alpha Phi Omega is unique. Our 

chapter was originally charted on campus from 1964-1973. We were

re-chartered on campus on September 6, 2015 by Neil Patrick Harris, 

becoming the Xi Phi Chapter. The chartering group is known as the 

Alpha Diamonds and the Alpha Eagles. As of September of 2019, we

 just finished our recruitment for the Kappa Class in the Xi Phi Chapter.

As a chapter, we value many principles which include leadership,

fellowship, service and many more. In our “Blog” section are 

descriptions are the committees we have in our chapter and how

 important they are to making us the biggest organization on campus!

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