Founded in 1925, Alpha Phi Omega has been dedicated to developing students into civically engaged citizens, providing them with opportunities to develop leadership skills and build meaningful friendships while serving their campus, community, and nation. Membership is by initiation only and conducted in fall and spring each year.

Alpha Phi Omega is an unique organization where the concepts and bonds of fraternity and fellowship meet the passion and dedication that stems from continued community service. Please come and join almost fifty years of tradition, fellowship, and service; come be a brother of Alpha Phi Omega.

Alpha Phi Omega Quick Facts
National Founding: December 16th, 1925 at Lafayette College, PA
Local Founding: May 15th, 1966 at the Pi Rho Chapter
Motto: “Leadership, Friendship, Service”
Philanthropy: Ryan’s Quest

Interested in joining Alpha Phi Omega??
All of those wanting to join the fraternity must meet the following requirements as mandated by Rider University:

  • A minimum 12 Rider credits
  • A standing GPA of 2.5 or higher 

Even if you do not fulfill the requirements, you are still welcome to attend our RUSH events to see if Alpha Phi Omega is a fit for you. Below is our schedule for RUSH for the Fall 2013 semester. We host a formal RUSH once a semester.

Date Time Event
Sept. 12 10 pm Info Session
Sept. 16 9 pm Service Event: Pot Painting
Sept. 17 10 pm Get to Know the Brothers
Sept. 18 10 pm Philanthropy Night
Sept. 19 9 pm Service Event: Operation Smile
Sept. 22 1 pm BBQ in the Residential Quad
Sept. 23 10 pm Service Event: Birthday Mail
Sept. 24 9 pm Game Night!
Sept. 25 10 pm Service Event: TASK

The brothers of Pi Rho dedicate much of their time and passion to local organizations near campus, but the philanthropy of the fraternity is an organization called Ryan’s Quest. The non-profit group was founded by the parents of a young boy named Ryan when he was diagnosed with Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy. Now Ryan’s Quest has joined a massive group of similar organizations all searching for a cure; the Duchene Alliance. Pi Rho was touched by the story and inspired by their purpose and has served Ryan’s Quest for the past two years.

Activity and Club Category 
Community Service, Fraternities & Sororities, Service, Professional, and Special Interest