Re: Service Projects
Scott Begin (34RXESC@CMUVM.BITNET)
Mon, 4 Nov 1991 19:04:08 EST
On Mon, 4 Nov 1991 11:42:00 EDT D. Gates-- Supervisor, Academic Operations said:
>>From: Paul Russell <PRUSSELL@IUBVM.BITNET>
>>have much information, but I'm curious to know if programs of this type
>>exist at other colleges and universities.
> Yes... there is the "fraternity" called Alpha Phi Omega. It's co-ed and
>it's primary goal is service. Service to the Nation, Community, University,
>and to the Chapter. It's a great investment of time and the feeling of
>brotherhood can be intense!
Although Alpha Phi Omega has many chapters (including one at Butler...I sent
Paul some info about it for his son last spring), we are not the only
organization giving service on campuses. At the APO Region IV conferance
(held at IU-Bloomington) a week ago, there was a seminar on the COOL program
of Into the Streets. Unfortunately, I did not attend that seminar (I went
to the one on Girl Scouting instead). I seem to recall it being mentioned
that the program was being started at the University of Michigan, as well as
several other campuses in the State of Michigan. I also have heard of a
Sorority, Gamma Sigma Sigma, which is a service organization similar to
Alpha Phi Omega, and know many places students get involved with Habitat for
Humanity building homes for the underprivleged.
I seem to recall reading somewhere that one of the trends in the 90's has been
towards more community service, and college students are spending lots of time
doing service work, which in some employer's opinions, looks better on a
resume than a 4.0 GPA. In at least one of the interviews I have had this
semester, the focus was more on what I had done while I was in college
outside of classes.
Although Alpha Phi Omega is the largest service Fraternity in the nation,
we only have 300 active chapters, leaving this country with almost 10,000
other college campuses where service is provided by other organizations.
(don't ask me for sources...I seem to recall it being said at some
Alpha Phi Omega conferance).
I am a proud member of Alpha Phi Omega and am happy to see some of the
projects we have done and are doing.
Yours in Scouting,
Scott A. Begin ASM T-551, Galien, MI.(LaSalle Council)
Central Michigan University Alpha Phi Omega (Epsilon Beta Chapter)
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