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 â€œBrothers,â€ 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 â€œ Be a leader. Be a friend.
Be of serviceâ€ and our three cardinal principles are â€œLeadership,
Friendship, Service.â€ 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
â€œThe 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.â€
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 â€œBlogâ€ section are
descriptions are the committees we have in our chapter and how
important they are to making us the biggest organization on campus!