The Pledge Program
Delta Chapter conducts a Pledge Program for the mutual benefit
of both Pledge and Chapter. The program's duration is approximately
ten weeks and is described in the following page. It serves to
achieve the following objectives:
To serve as an introduction to Alpha Phi Omega.
The structure of the program gives each Pledge time to earn
the friendship of the Brothers through sharing in the various
programs of the Chapter.
- To inform the Pledge about our Fraternity, past and present
- its history and its purpose.
This is accomplished through Pledge Meetings, through signature
sessions with Active Members, and through the Big Brother / Little
- To unify the Pledges with each other and with the active members
through group participation in the activities of the Chapter and
of the Pledge Class.
- To permit each individual to qualify in the principles of Leadership,
Friendship, and Service.
Through the program established by and for the Pledge Class,
each Pledge is afforded ample opportunity to develop these qualities.
Many Pledges and Brothers alike have discovered the best in themselves
while engaging in service to others.
- To provide each Pledge with a definite opportunity to exhibit
character desirable to Alpha Phi Omega.
Membership in Alpha Phi Omega, Delta Chapter, is earned, not
granted on any preconceived judgment.
- To give the Pledge and Chapter a trail period and to give the
Pledge a definite opportunity to decide whether or not to accept
an invitation of the Chapter to become an Active Member.
Each Pledge is a part of the Fraternity and of Delta Chapter
from the moment he pledges. Each is witness to what Alpha Phi
Omega is and does each day for others.
There is no hazing or informal initiation connected with Alpha
Phi Omega. The Pledge Program will allow each Pledge to demonstrate
his interest in Service, but in no way will it demean him as an
individual, nor will it require him to perform personal service
for the Active Members.