Objective of Pledging
The general objective is to identify students who will accept
the principles of Alpha Phi Omega and prepare them for active membership in the
fraternity. The Pledge Program consists of opportunities for the Brothers and
Pledges to get to know one another and to develop the Pledge's sense of and
involvement with leadership, friendship, and service.
No Hazing Policy
A well-designed pledge program has no place for any types of
hazing practices. Pledges will not be subjected to any type of personal
degradation, personal service demands, dangerous activities, or any other
practices incompatible with the spirit and principles of Alpha Phi Omega.
Individual Pledge Requirements
- Each pledge will complete twenty hours of community service. At least one
hour must be completed in each of the four fields of service (to the
fraternity, to the campus, to the youth & community, and to the nation).
At least 15 of the original twenty hours must be obtained participating in
service projects through the chapter. No more then five hours from any
single project may be counted towards the pledges initial twenty hours.
However, after the initial twenty hours are achieved, all hours may be
- Each pledge will meet with and obtain the signature of each active brother
and advisor of the chapter. It is highly encouraged to obtain signatures of
alumni and/or brothers from other chapters.
- Each pledge will make a pledge paddle for their big brother.
- Each pledge will wear the fraternity pin at all times with the exception
of times so designated by the chapter.
- Each pledge will be assigned information about the chapter to learn each
week and will be quizzed on it. According to National Pledging Standards,
each pledge must receive an 80% average for all quizzes as well as the
midterm and final.
- Each pledge must participate in all of the pledge class requirements.
Pledge Class Requirements
- The pledges as a class will plan, organize and execute a service project.
- The pledges as a class will make a pledge class paddle to be presented to
the chapter at the end of the pledge period. Spring pledge classed will also
make a paddle/keepsake for their class namesake.
- The pledges as a class will plan, organize and execute an activity/sport
in which they may compete against the brotherhood.
- The pledges as a class will plan, organize and execute a social activity
for the brotherhood.