Alpha Beta Xi at SUNY Geneseo

Be a leader. Be a friend. Be of service.

Founded by Frank Reed Horton in 1925, Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service organization that provides volunteers and service to the nation, community, and campus under the cardinal principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service.

Our Chapter at SUNY Geneseo

The Alpha Beta Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega at Geneseo includes around 120 active brothers. We rush in both the Spring and the Fall with an open membership policy that guarantees a bid with the completion of Rush requirements.

"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." -Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Cardinal Principles


Having leadership as a character trait determines our opportunities, impact and influence. Leadership also drives what we do and why it is truly a reflection of who we are. As a national organization, Alpha Phi Omega strives to develop our members as leaders through service to others. Through our leadership skills we aim to leave a lasting impact on our nation and world.


Alpha Phi Omega seeks to develop friendships and a sense of brotherhood among all members through shared experiences and a shared understanding and appreciation of the Fraternity mission and values. Brotherhood cannot exist without the spirit of friendship, a sense of respect, honesty and dependability.


Service is central to Alpha Phi Omega. Through service the bonds of brotherhood are strengthened, and it is one avenue through which our members grow in leadership. By giving back to our chapters, campuses, communities and country, we have the opportunity to learn more about the needs of these groups and to connect in ways that are meaningful and impactful.