About Us

About Us


What Is Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-ed service Fraternity that aims to provide service to humanity and to develop leaders. Since its founding, over 400,000 people have joined Alpha Phi Omega, and there are more than 25,000 active members across over 360 college campuses in the United States today. Additionally, Alpha Phi Omega has a worldwide reach, with chapters established in the Philippines, Canada, and Australia.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Alpha Phi Omega shall be to assemble college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop leadership, to promote friendship and to provide service to humanity; and to further the freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage.

Who We Are

Alpha Phi Omega is a diverse group of leaders who come together for a common cause: to serve. Although Alpha Phi Omega is a Fraternity, women have been welcome to join since our 1975 National Convention was held. Some of our well known alumni include George H. W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, John F. Kennedy, and Michelle Obama.

Our History

After seeing numerous young men getting into trouble, Frank Reed Horton, a United States Navy ensign during World War I, looked for a "standard of manhood" to help guide people in life. During his career in college at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, he founded a college organization in 1925 based on the Scout Oath and Scout Law that came known as Alpha Phi Omega. The full story can be read at our national website.

The Kappa Sigma chapter of the Fraternity is located at CSU Sacramento, informally known as SacState, and was founded in 1952. Kappa Sigma was declared inactive in 1965 by the national Fraternity, but was revived by our brothers at the Iota Phi chapter located at UC Davis in the Fall of 1982, and finally integrated back into the Fraternity in January of 1983. Since then, Kappa Sigma has collectively contributed thousands of hours to service to the Sacramento area.

How to Join

If you are a student at Sacramento State in good standing, come to our rush events during the first two weeks of every semester. We host many fun activities for prospective members as well as information nights where you can come to learn even more about us and ask questions. You may also contact us by emailing publicrelations@apoks.org.

If you are a student at another university, find your local chapter!