WVU Alpha Phi Omega 

Lambda Omicron Chapter

Rush info

Rush Events

If your interested in pledge you  should try to attend as many pledge events as you can so you can meet the Brothers!

1/17: Booths in the Mountain Lair from 11am-3pm
1/19: Booths in the Mountain Lair from 10am-3pm

1/23: Free Hot Chocolate in the Free Speech Zone from 11am-3pm
1/25: Meet the Brothers night in Mountaineer Room in the Mountain Lair from 7:30pm-8:30pm
1/27: Making Valentines Day Cards at WVU Up All Night (Vandalia Lounge) from 9pm-12am

1/30: Knitting in the Mountain Lair (Vandalia Lounge) at 6:30pm
1/31: Info Meeting in the Mountaineer Room in Moundatin Lair from 7:30pm-8:30pm
2/2: Bowling with the Bros in the Lair Games Area (Downstairs) from 7pm-9pm

2/3: INITIATION in Woodburn G21 at 7:30pm

FAQ

Whats the difference between rushing and pledging?

Rushing is when you come to these first few events and meet the brothers

Pledging is when you've decided to join and are on track to become a full member?

How many rush events do I have to attend in order to pledge?


Is APO fully inclusive? (i.e. gender inclusive, sexuality inclusive,... etc.)

Yes anyone can be a member of Alpha Phi Omega

What is the pledging process like?

Each semester, Alpha Phi Omega prepares a new group of brothers for active membership through the pledging process. Many info nights are held near the beginning of each semester to encourage new people to pledge APO.

Initiation Ceremonies are held (on multiple evenings to accommodate a large group of pledges), where the pledges swear to uphold the fraternity’s cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service as they go about their daily lives, and learn the history and functions of the fraternity.

During weekly Pledge Meetings, pledges meet with the Membership VP and are encouraged to fulfill their pledging obligations. Pledges are given a “big” who help them on their way to active brotherhood. They attend events like Pledge/Active Retreat and Pen & Wood so they can get to know other brothers in APO.

Finally, at the end of the semester, they attend interviews with the pledge master and chapter president to see what they thought of their pledging semester. Pending fulfillment of all requirements (which includes 16 hours of service), they are made active brothers through the Activation Ceremony.


Pledge Requirements

In order to become a full Active, all Pledges must complete the following:

a. 16 hours of service including:
2 hours will be completed with your pledge class project
4 hours will be completed with your "Big Brother"
b. A "key" with signatures of active brothers
The Fraternity's highest honor is the Distinguished Service Key, which is only given to those brothers who demonstrate "Unselfish Service of the Highest Caliber." The keys on which the pledges collect signatures is made of wood, stained, and modeled after this key. 
  1. c. A "Bio-book"

    In order to get to know some of the people who are pledging as well as some of the active brothers, pledges are required to complete a "Bio Book" of simple interviews with a certain number of Pledges and Actives included. Part of the Bio Book includes an interesting question of the pledge's choice.

    d. Attendance at fraternity functions

    All Pledge meetings (can be made up with other functions)

    2 Chapter meetings

    1 Committee meeting

    Pledge/Active, Pen & Wood and Graffiti Night 

    Activation

    e. Completion of all quizzes

    Simple, short quizzes will be given at a few of the pledge meetings regarding the history and goals of the fraternity. They are very easy and study guides are given. Pledges are allowed to retake quizzes until they pass.