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Clarkson University's Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity Celebrates 40 Years Of Service To Area
This year, the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity chapter at Clarkson University marks 40 years of continuous service to the college and the community. The chapter will host an anniversary reunion this Saturday, October 10, on campus.
Founded in 1958, the Mu Omicron chapter was the 303rd chapter of the largest service fraternity in the United States and maintained a high degree of service to the campus and the community by sponsoring book drives, community service, and the very popular Ugly Man on Campus contest.
Following a drop in memberships in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Mu Omicron’s numbers rebounded beginning in 1976 and tripled over the next three years. With the resurgence came new, timely, and innovative projects and events such as bike-a-thons, Anything Goes, and Clarkson’s personal computer distribution. Since its founding, the Mu Omicron chapter has successfully raised thousands of dollars for local and national charities and donated numerous hours of their time to assist with community and church groups. Major projects in the past have included blood drives for the Red Cross and a variety of events for the American Cancer Society.The national fraternity of Alpha Phi Omega was founded in 1925 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. There are currently over 325 active chapters across the country with over 15,000 active members. Prominent members of the national fraternity include President Bill Clinton, Apollo 13 astronaut James Lovell, and Clemson University President Philip Prince.