Alpha Phi Omega is a Co-ed, National, Service fraternity. Founded in 1925 at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania as an extension of the Boy Scouts of America. We dedicate our time and effort towards doing community service to our fraternity, campus, community and nation. In doing so, we promote leadership in our members and make lifelong friends with the same goal in life, to make the world a better place for everyone.
The official purpose of this fraternity is to assemble college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop leadership, to promote friendship and to provide service to humanity; and to further freedom that is our national, educational and intellectual heritage.
Alpha Phi Omega is the single most representative undergraduate intercollegiate organization in the United States of America. We take pride in this and want to be even larger. We determine to be larger only because, if what we are and what we represent are important and useful to students, then we should share what we have in order to further our common goals more effectively. We want to share with colleges and universities all across this great land the benefits that Alpha Phi Omega gives to students, their campuses and their communities.
The University of Connecticut’s chapter, Delta Sigma, was chartered on January 12, 1947.