The Purpose of this Fraternity shall be to assemble college students in a National Service Fraternity in the fellowship of the principles of Alpha Phi Omega; to develop Leadership, to promote Friendship and provide Service to humanity; and to further the freedom that is our national, educational, and intellectual heritage.
The Marshall University (Eta Upsilon) Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega was originally formed as one of the first chapters in the state of West Virginia. The Chapter prospered and grew for a number of years, but then fell on hard times during the mid to late 90’s and lost all membership.
In the Spring of 2000, a group of students, working with the Sectional Chair and several APO alumni from around the state, rebuilt the chapter to again establish its presence on Marshall’s campus. Our chapter has continued to grow since this time and now prospers, participating in activities throughout the community and state as a chapter and with other chapters.
Every chapter of APO establishes its own bylaws and rules for membership, following with the basic guidelines provided by the national organization. This allows for a great deal of freedom in assuring that the chapter operates in the best interests of its current members. Service, Social, and Leadership activities are all planned by the members and officers of the organization. The chapter is as active as its members.