We, the Members of Epsilon Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, National Service Fraternity, are here to assemble under a common Vision to develop Leadership, Friendship, and Service among those in our Brotherhood and within the University of Maryland, the College Park community, and the United States of America.
As the Epsilon Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, we will be recognized as this campus’s premier service organization by exemplifying our cardinal principles of leadership, friendship, and service. Furthermore, we will strive to promote unity, diversity and loyalty to fulfill our promise to better our fraternity, campus, community, and nation.
To inspire each member to become a leader in the Epsilon Mu chapter and community.
To promote fellowship among our members in order to retain our current membership.
To serve the University of Maryland and surrounding communities.
To further educate member to perform more meaningful service.
To foster an inclusive and positive environment for all members in this chapter.
To promote and foster diversity amongst our members.
To promote and participate in inter-chapter activities, as well as support other campus organizations.
I will do my best to exemplify the principles and to advance the organization of Alpha Phi Omega by taking part in the activities of this Fraternity and by obeying the laws of this Brotherhood. I furthermore promise that I will give unselfishly of my time and energy, building a program of Service for my Fraternity, for my college, for the youth of all Nations, for my community, and for my nation as a participating citizen.
Here's to Alpha Phi Omega, loyal brothers we
True to self and to each other, firm in loyalty
Daily working, daily striving, ever more to be
True to Alpha Phi Omega, our fraternity
Brothers clasp the hands of brothers, strong the circle we
Ever mindful, ever serving all humanity
Now we raise our grateful voices, in our song to thee
True to Alpha Phi Omega, may we always be
(The verse is not recognized by the national fraternity)
Sing we now both men and women, brothers all are we
Hearts as one, we praise together, our diversity
Ever growing, ever learning, so that we may be
Joined in Alpha Phi Omega for eternity
The interest group at the University of Maryland that became the Epsilon Mu Chapter, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity’s 132nd chapter, was organized in fall of 1946 under the direction of Professor Gordon D. Brigham of the Speech Department. Orville Morton Weston headed the group’s chartering efforts. On May 25, 1947, Weston’s petitioning group was granted a charter to form the Epsilon Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. The initiating chapter was Kappa Chapter from Carnegie-Mellon University.