We are the Gamma Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the nation's largest co-ed collegiate service fraternity. Each semester, we consistently contribute thousands of hours of service in order to help our surrounding community. There are currently over 400,000 members and 369 active chapters across the U.S. Yet despite its size, the brotherhood here is very special. You might join for the service, but you will stay for the friendship and for the brotherhood. Here in Alpha Phi Omega, we aim to have a family where everyone feels welcome. Here, we aim to do service for our community, for our friends, and for ourselves.
Our program develops the leadership skills of its members through shared leadership. Our members have the opportunity to serve as chapter officers or plan and lead volunteer projects and social programs. Members may also participate in leadership development programs.
Brotherhood is the spirit of friendship. Joining this fraternity means being openminded to meeting diverse characters and overlooking differences as we join together in unselfish service. Through numerous social bondings, members find a community to return to every semester.
A common thread of interest that ties all of us together is our commitment and passion to service. As an organization, we work with many local non-profit organizations and participate in many large-scale service events to better serve our community, campus, country, and nation.
My name is Joseph Lee and I’m the President of ΑΦΩ for the 2017 calendar year.
Alpha Phi Omega is constituted by our three cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. As a co-ed service fraternity, we offer a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community and support causes that are important. Our service program, established in 1939, remains a strong presence on UC Berkeley campus, with thousands of quality service hours every semester dedicated to our chapter, UC Berkeley campus, the local community, and our nation as a whole, streamlined by our integrative event calendar.
As a fraternity boasting over 70 active brothers, our other value comes in the form of the community cultivated and friendships fostered as a part of Alpha Phi Omega. Our brothers come from a diversity of backgrounds, majors, and passions, yet we are all united in our philanthropy and desire to help others. From chapter-initiated service events to intra-chapter fellowships and programs, there are a wealth of opportunities for actives to take leadership roles to build their professional prowess and develop as leaders in our chapter.
I hope I’ve given you an enticing nice peek into what Alpha Phi Omega is all about and I look forward to welcoming the Fall 2017 DP pledge class!