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Title: introduction

about the fraternity

Alpha Phi Omega is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The purpose of this co-ed fraternity is 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 freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage.

Alpha Phi Omega is the single most representative undergraduate intercollegiate organization in the United States of America. We take pride in this and want to be even larger. We determine to be larger only because, if what we are and what we represent are important and useful to students, then we should share what we have in order to further our common goals more effectively. We want to share with colleges and universities all across this great land the benefits that Alpha Phi Omega gives to students, their campuses and their communities.

APO National Office
14901 E. 42nd Street
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 373-8667

about the Beta Iota chapter

Originally chartered in 1938, Beta Iota was re-chartered in 1992. One of the oldest organizations dedicated to community service at the university, the members of BI have pledged countless hours over the years to keep our program strong.

Our cardinal principles are Leadership, Friendship, and Service. While our emphasis has always been on providing the school and city with reliable access to our volunteer services, we also commit ourselves to a 6-9 week pledging process each semester for new members that invariably fosters new friendships that last, which is best exemplified by the continuing presence of alumni at joint service projects. Our members also become strong leaders with their participation, whether it's as service coordinators, seats on our Executive Committee, or just simply as examples — everyone in Beta Iota develops more confidence and learns to work in a team.

We hope that this web site will give you a better idea about what we're all about, and why we have such pride in this organization.

For more detailed information on how to join, please refer to the Membership page.