Letter from the Rush Chairman


Thanks so much for checking out our rush page - my name's Ethan and I'm the Rush Chairman this semester. I'm a fourth year Computer Science major in the engineering school, and I pledged APO during the spring semester of 2016.  

Our Fall 2017 rush will begin on October 26th and conclude on November 7th. Over the course of these two weeks, you'll have the chance to experience what it's like to be a member of Theta chapter. Rush will be an inclusive, fun, and educational time that you are sure to enjoy! As a rushee, you'll be required to attend: two Saturday projects (three hours each), one social-service event, one small-group activity with current brothers (Thetadate), and one Midweek service project. Unfortunately, because of our commitment to having a tight–knit community and our efforts to maintain the quality of service we do, we cannot accept everyone. We have a selective rush process, which means you must receive a bid to pledge the following semester.  Although we're unable to offer every rushee a bid, we want to make rush a great experience for everyone.  You'll get to do some community service, see new parts of Charlottesville, and make some new homies.  

If you have any further questions about rush or APO in general, please email me directly at We are so eager to get to know you better! 

In Leadership, Friendship, and Service,

Ethan SchwabRush Chairman

Rushee Information Sheet

Click here to access the Rush Information Sheet. Please make sure you fill this out AT THE ABSOLUTE LATEST by October 28th at 11:59PM! This is our way of keeping track of all the Rushees, so if you don't fill this out we may not have a record of you! Unfortunately we cannot accept Rushees who submit after this deadline, as October 28th is already the 3rd day of Rush, and it will be difficult to complete requirements if you sign up after that date.

Rush Requirements

To be Rush Active you need the following 5 Events.

2 Saturday Projects (October 28th and November 4th @ 8:30 am-- Bice Parking Lot)

1 Social Service Event

1 Midweek

1 Thetadate (Hanging out with 2 Brothers and one other Rushee)

If you are having trouble making the scheduled Saturday Projects, we have alternative events to help you out!  Please contact for access to these alternative events.