Letter from the Rush Chair


My name is Conner and I’m the Rush Chair for APO this semester (Spring 2019). I’m a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering major, and I pledged APO in the Spring of 2017. I’m so excited you’re interested in APO!

Dates for Rush info sessions will be posted here as soon as they are determined, and will also be posted on all our social media pages! Our Spring 2019 Rush will last from Thursday, March 28th to Monday, April 8th. Within that time span, you’ll get a chance to serve Charlottesville and meet our brothers and pledges. Rush will be a good snapshot of what APO at UVA is like on a weekly basis. So as much as this is an opportunity for us to get to know you, we also want to make sure you experience being a member of APO and can decide for yourself if this organization is right for you.

As a rushee, you will be required to attend five events: two Saturday service projects (three hours each), one midweek service project (1-2 hours each), one theta date (2 brothers/pledges and 2 rushees hang out), and one social service event (service oriented social events where ~15 brothers/pledges/rushees will do some activity together). There will be many options for each type of event and you can pick the time that fits with your schedule. Unfortunately, because of our commitment to having a close community and maintaining a high quality of service, we are unable to offer a bid to everyone who rushes. If you do receive a bid, you will pledge during the Fall of 2019.

If you have further questions about rush or APO, please email me at We are so excited to get to know you!

In Leadership, Friendship, and Service,

Conner Caruso- Rush Chair



Info Sessions:

Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30 in Clark 108

Monday, March 25th at 6:30 in Clark 108

Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 in Clark 108

Rush Info Sheets Due: Saturday, March 30th at 11:59 PM

Rush: Thursday, March 28th to Monday, April 8th

Rush Information Sheet

This will be due on Saturday, March 30th at 11:59 PM. Fill it out here!

Rush Requirements

To be rush active you must attend the following five events:

2 Saturday Projects

1 Midweek

1 Theta Date

1 Social Service Event

If you are having trouble making the scheduled Saturday Projects, we will have alternative events to help you out! You will receive access to sign-ups for all of these events once you fill out the rushee info sheet, but you can contact with any additional questions.