About Us

Alpha Phi Omega was founded in 1925 by Frank Reed Horton at Lafayette College upon the three cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service, derived from the principles of the Boy Scouts. Horton believed that APO was

“destined to be one of the greatest college fraternities in the world because…the motivating idea behind it is to look for good and to try to do good to everyone regardless of who or what belief.” 

Theta Chapter at U.Va. is the 8th of 366 chapters to which Horton’s vision has spread.

Unlike all-male social fraternities, APO is a gender-inclusive community service fraternity. Together, the members of Theta Chapter perform over 3,000 hours of service a semester within the University, in the Charlottesville community, and beyond.  Members of Theta are serious about service, and our chapter boasts one of the most intense and well-reputed service programs of all chapters nationwide.  Service opportunities exist for Theta brothers every day of the week.  Please visit the Service Page to learn more.

Theta Members select Potential New Members through a selective Recruitment and each New Member must complete a probationary semester to gain membership. The New Member Education Process process of Theta includes plenty of fun and service, with absolutely no hazing.  Each New Member is assigned two or three Big Brothers who guide them as their New Member class finds, fundraises for, and finally leads a large-scale service project.  Please visit our Recruitment Page and New Member Education Page to learn more about these processes.

Fall 2020 Officers

Megan Vickery and Dan Gordon

Service Vice Presidents

Nicole Huffman

Membership Vice President

Komal Kamdar

Interim Pledge Educator

Darynha Gnep

Recruitment Chair

Alex Partridge

Midweeks Coordinator

Anna Furlich

Recording Secretary

Sarah Steenson

Corresponding Secretary

Sara Dunklee

Public Relations Chair

Lizzie Suffa



Joey Carls

Scouting Advsior

Mark Floryan

Faculty Advisor

Search in Progress

Community Advisor

Disclaimer From the University of Virginia:

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and
may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the
organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and
independent organization, which is responsible for and manages its own activities and
affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not
responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.