CHAPTER ADVISORS



Each chapter is required by the National Bylaws to have a minimum of four advisors. Two of these advisors are required to be on the faculty or staff of the sponsoring institution, the third must be from the local community and the fourth must be a scouting/youth services advisor. Advisors will help the chapter with every aspect of its programming. The goal of this requirement is to help create a multitude of resources for the brothers of the chapter. A faculty advisor can help secure meeting space on campus for an event and help the chapter work with other campus organizations by providing guidance on university policies. A community advisor can help provide contacts in the community for service projects and a scouting/youth services advisor can help arrange and facilitate projects with youth groups.

If you work on a campus, are a member of the local Lions or Rotary Club, or have experience working with youth agencies, becoming a chapter advisor could be a great fit for you! Some chapter advisors are alumni who were active members when they were in college; however, many chapter advisors were not members. If you are not an alumni of Alpha Phi Omega, the chapter will help you learn about the organization as a whole.Visit the Fraternity's Web site at www.apo.org to locate the region in which you are residing to find the name and address of the regional director. The regional director or their appointee will help you contact a chapter near you.

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ADVISOR?


  • Participating in chapter meetings, projects and/or other activities to get to know the chapter leaders and programs
  • Being approachable to answer questions
  • Participating in chapter, sectional, regional and national activities as you are able
  • Participating in chapter ceremonies, banquets, or other special events
  • Encouraging effective planning of individual projects and at least an annual review of chapter service, fellowship and leadership development programs
  • Sharing the knowledge of current opportunities for service projects and leadership development
  • Assuring adherence on the part of the chapter to school and national fraternity requirements
  • Encouraging members to assume responsibility and learn new skills
  • Attending Advisory Committee meetings
  • Providing budgetary oversight

What is the time commitment?

1+ hours per week, plus attendance at special chapter events throughout the year.

Who does this person report to?

In this role, you report to the Advisory Committee chair who is usually a senior advisor who is experienced with this role and the chapter itself.