Our fraternity has more than doubled in size in the past two years. As a service organization, this gives us the opportunity to reach more people both within the Oxford community and beyond. We just need the funds to support it. Our alumni continue on the fraternity ideals beyond the university walls and we would like to keep them close to the active chapter. Therefore, all funds raised will go towards alumni events and building a scholarship to ensure members can go to conferences. These conferences are essential to building and maintaining relationships with other chapters and finding new volunteer opportunities.
The organization has been working with Habitat for Humanity to build houses throughout the area.
Both active chapter and alumni members came together for a picnic, which took place this fall. Active members learned about the history of the chapter and alumni members reminisced about their days with Alpha Phi Omega.
Members participated in Random Acts of Simple Kindness Affecting Local Seniors (RASKALS). As part of this program, students raked leaves at the homes of Oxford senior citizens.
Members drove to Cincinnati to participate in the Rubber Duck Regatta, a charity race that takes place in the Ohio River which helps support the Freestore Foodbank. APhiO members sold ducks and also helped clearing the duck from the river.
Alpha Phi Omega has been partnering with a local conservationist to clear an area of the invasive honeysuckle plant to help restore the local fauna.
Along with many other diverse student organizations, Alpha Phi Omega had a team participate in Shanty City - a overnight event where teams spend a night on Central Quad in homemade shanties to raise awareness of homelessness in the area.
Brothers help make and package apple butter at the Oxford Apple Butter Festival. The proceeds of this event help to support the Oxford Museum Association.