With a great deal of hard work, persistence and commitment to its mission of preparing students to become campus and community leaders through service opportunities, Alpha Phi Omega has been named NSU’s Registered Student Organization (RSO) for the month for January by.
Rebecca Quinn, president of NSU’s Alpha Delta Tau chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, said that at the root of this co-educational, intercollegiate, service fraternity is the goal to foster the maturing of individuals beginning with opportunities to give back to the community.
“We strive to be the premier, inclusive, campus-based, leadership development organization through the provision of service to others and the creation of a community,” said Quinn. “Our main focus is community service and as an organization we can often be found volunteering at local community events of all types.”
On March 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. the fraternity will host a leadership development workshop for NSU students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided at this event. The organization is also planning a Spring Youth Service Day carnival-style event, in April for local scouts and their families.
“This semester we are striving toward putting on larger events for the local community … we are also planning [to host] a Merit Badge University to assist scouts in completing requirements for merit badges,” said Quinn.
A Merit Badge University is a one-day event hosted by Alpha Phi Omega and its chapters which allows scouts to spend the day earning various badges ranging from recreational activities to gaining Eagle Scout prerequisites.
In addition to their work with local area scouts, the fraternity volunteers at community walks and runs, participate in beach clean-ups, and engages in service opportunities which assist the homeless and disabled.
Students who wish to become involved can become a member by participating in any of the recruitment events that are typically held at the beginning of each semester. For more information, students can contact Rebecca Quinn by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.