Alpha Phi Omega’s Rush is a weeklong period of events during both fall and spring quarters open to all Stanford students. Hosted by our Rush Chairs, Rush Week is an opportunity for rushees to meet our members, learn more about our values and mission, and determine if joining Alpha Phi Omega is right for them. Once Rush week has ended, all rushees who have met the rush requirement will receive bids and begin the pledge process.
Monday 9/30: Know Your Allies (Ice Cream Social)
7:30pm at Old Union 215
Relax and enjoy “apocalyptic” ice cream as you meet the active survivors and learn more about joining our service team, APO!
Tuesday 10/1: Stay in Shape! (Ultimate Frisbee)
7pm at Wilbur Field
Keep your body in top condition to fight off zombies with a friendly game of ultimate frisbee!
Wednesday 10/2: Ration Your Food (Food for Service)
8:30pm at Roth House
Come bake cookies to feed yourself and your allies! Just because it is the end, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy desserts while helping a great cause!
Thursday 10/3: Strategize to Survive (Game Night)
7pm at Old Union 215
Practice planning ahead and strategizing at game night! Practice makes perfect!
Friday 10/4: Blend In and Relax (S’mores)
8:45pm at Lake Lag Fire Pit
You made it through the week. Celebrate with us with s’mores! What better way to hide from zombies than in plain sight!
To pledge, rushees must attend at least two Rush events.
Who is eligible to rush?
All Stanford students are welcome to rush either in the Fall or Spring, except first-year students who can only rush in the Spring.
Is there a rush fee?
Nope! All rush events are free and open to all Stanford students.
What if I can’t attend all the events?
While we encourage you to attend as many events as possible, you will still receive a bid as long as you meet the rush requirement.
What comes after Rush?
After Rush, all rushees who have met the rush requirement will receive bids and begin the pledge process. Led by our Pledge Educators, the pledge process lasts 6-8 weeks and is a program of meetings, fellowship events, and service projects designed to allow pledges to get a sense of what it’s like to be an active member.
What are the pledge requirements?
Here is a rough overview of the requirements:
1. Meet our chapter adviser Laura Selznick
2. As a pledge class, organize and carry out a service event and participate in other APhiO service events
3. Attend 3 late-nites or dinners with APhiO
4. Pass weekly quizzes and a final
5. Conduct 2 Active interviews
6. Attend 1 general meeting
There are also a few smaller details and requirements that you will learn more about at pledge meetings, but this list is a general overview.
Is there hazing involved in pledging?
No! Alpha Phi Omega has a strict no hazing policy.
I’m currently rushing another greek organization. Can I pledge both?
Yes, as long as you are able to meet all of Alpha Phi Omega’s pledge requirements and the other greek organization is ok with you pledging Alpha Phi Omega.
What are the active requirements so I can get a sense of the time commitment?
Here is a general overview of the active requirements:
1. Attend 7 out of 9 general meetings every quarter
2. Commit 12 hours to service every semester (1.5 quarter)
3. Commit 12 hours to fellowship events every semester (1.5 quarter)
4. Participate in 1 fundraiser every semester, or contribute a total of $30 to the chapter.
Other questions? Please refer to our officers page for contact information.Past Rush Flyers