|The following organizations,
are organizations that have some historical ties in the history of Alpha
Phi Omega National Service Fraternity and Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service
Back in the 1980’s
after Alpha Phi Omega admitted females, young men got together to discuss
the alternitives. The forming of a new organization was one alternative.
Since Frank Reed Horton was The
founder of Alpha Phi Omega, a suggestion was to have his intitials become
the name of this new Organization
(FRH), Phi Rho Eta. However that idea never took shape. Though the idea was a good one, the idea
to break up did not materialize.
Alpha Phi Omega,
On the campus of the University of Florida created a little sister or sweet
heart organization called Jewels. After the chapter became inactive
they had to become co-ed. However, The Jewel organization became
a strong female service organization. Tau is the name of the Alpha
Phi Omega chapter at the University of Florida. And now this group
is winning service awards and hosting annual reunions. This organization
is now looking to expand to other campuses. They currently only exist on
campuses in Florida. This is not a nationally recognized group.
On the Campus of the University of Maryland - Eastern Shore there was a group of young men that attempted to reactivate Alpha Phi Omega on their campus. They became a petitioning group and stay A petitioning group for several years. They even became a coed group. However, Lee Correll, who was the sectional representative at that time did not approve their reactivation. So after constant flustration this group of young men created a campus organization call Theta Beta Phi. There colors are Red and Black. This group became a national group in 1999.
LOI is an acronym
for Ladies Of Integrity. Alpha Phi Omega, On the campus of the Prarie
View A&M University in Texas created a little sister or sweet heart
organization called Phyettes. On several college campuses sweetheart
type groups have been banned from campus. However these ladies were
strong in service and in organization. They created Phyette, Incorporated
to stay as they were. They later became LOI, and now this group is
winning service awards and hosting annual reunions and they maintain a
solid relationship with both chapters of Alpha Phi Omega and Gamma Sigma
Sigma. This is not a nationally recognized group.
There are several
campuses that either has or had Phyettes as a Sweetheart Organization on
Within the preceding
year of the founding of Gamma Sigma Sigma 1952, in 1953, a group of
men from Bowling Green State University’s Zeta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi
Omega National Service Fraternity began to create another organization
to help them with projects on campus. They held an interest meeting
an brought women in. They organized and call the organization Omega
Phi Alpha. 1967 organization became a national organization. They have
about 14 active chapters. Their principles are identical to Alpha
Phi Omega’s , friendship, leadership and service.