A student's decision of whether or not to join Alpha Phi Omega is based largely on whether he or she believes that Alpha Phi Omega will meet a personal need. A prospective brother must feel that membership offers them something they want, whether it is friendship, the opportunity for service, or leadership development. This means that to recruit, your chapter must have an effective service program and must be able to promote it throughout the campus. No one will join a group they have never heard of or that does not appear to do anything. At the same time, you do not want to develop an image of doing nothing but work. You must also let people know that you enjoy what you do and have fun doing it.



  • National Bylaws Spring 2011- Under Chapter Improvement- must be logged into Website
  • Membership Policy- Under Officers
  • Chapter Assessment and Planning Session- Under CAPS Resources
  • National Pledging Standards- Under Officers
  • Pledge Manual March 2011- Under Chapter Improvement
  • Risk Management Policy- Under Managing Risk
  • APO Style Guide- Under Communications


All sorts of things have been tried and the old way is still the best, a personal invitation. Find someone you know and ask them to become part of the best organization on campus. This can be done at any point in the year — recruiting of new members should be an ongoing event. No matter where you go or what you do on campus, you should be constantly looking for new people to come join your chapter. Who knows, the person you invite in may someday be the national president.

You will find that we have not attempted to provide you with an answer to every question, problem, or crisis that may arise during you tenure. Instead, we hope the guidance provided will enable you to make proactive decisions that will provide positive experiences and support for your chapter's alumni program. Remember, one of the best supports any officer can have is interaction with the previous officer and transference of information. If you feel that you have learned something in your position that could help other officers within the Fraternity, please send your suggestions to so this manual can remain fresh and relevant


APO IMPACT Chapter Training Program was developed under the 2006-2008 National Leadership Development Committee, Ed Richter; Program Director. Many thanks to all who helped in writing, reviewing and developing this dynamic tool.