From our President
Leadership, friendship, and service, these are the principles that we strive to live by in Alpha Phi Omega. As the current Chapter President, I’ve seen our community flourish through adversity. When a global pandemic sent our country into disarray, we continued to support one another through difficult times. We remained dedicated to community service, even when it seemed impossible. Now, as I enter my sixth semester in APO, I am more proud than ever to be a member of this brotherhood..
From service projects across Philadelphia to late night hangouts, from leadership workshops to Big-Little shenanigans, when I look back on my time at Penn, I know that some of my fondest memories will revolve around APO. When I joined a community service fraternity during my first semester on campus, I didn’t know what to expect. What even is an all-inclusive, community service fraternity, anyways? Little did I know, APO would introduce me to almost a hundred instant friends and become an integral part of my Penn journey. APO truly is my second family away from home.
Let’s be honest, Penn is not always the most warm and fuzzy place. Sometimes, campus feels huge and isolating. At other times, it feels like everyone is competing with you and genuine friendships are superseded by strategic networking. In APO, we aim to flip this culture on its head. For me, APO is the one place on campus where I know everyone has my best interests at heart. No one cares about what internship I have lined up for the summer or my GPA. I’m so grateful that I found this support system of selfless individuals on campus. The magic of APO stems from our mutual love of and commitment to community service. Whether you’re looking to be more civically involved, or just want to meet new people and make lifelong friends, then APO is the group for you. Come join us, we’d love to have you!
In leadership, friendship, and service,
Chapter President, Delta Zeta Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania
Bryan Alvarez-Carcamo & Abby Burton