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Best Service Org: Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega’s main contribution to Clemson and the surrounding community is its annual Blood Bowl blood drive.

Alpha Phi Omega has served the Clemson community in many ways since its founding on campus in 1940. From the Blood Bowl to Project Linus — which makes blankets for those in need — Alpha Phi Omega is helping all and staying true to its values of leadership, friendship and service.

Perhaps this is why they have been voted Clemson’s best service organization for the second year in a row.

“To be recognized with this distinction for the second year in a row is truly a testament to our members’ passion for cheerfully serving others,” Alpha Phi Omega President Christian Blackburn told The Tiger. “I’m blessed to be surrounded by such inspiring young leaders who are always seeking new ways to serve our campus and local community,”

Alpha Phi Omega is a coed fraternity dedicated to service projects on and off campus. Its main contribution to Clemson and the surrounding community is the Blood Bowl blood drive.

The Blood Bowl takes place every year during rivalry week with the goal of donating more blood as a campus than the University of South Carolina. Alpha Phi Omega serves the surrounding community by partnering with the Blood Connection, which allocates donations specifically to the Upstate area.

As outlined in their mission statement, “Be a Leader, Be a Friend, Be of Service,” Alpha Phi Omega strives to build up future leaders who can create change in the surrounding community and beyond.

Alpha Phi Omega promotes life-long bonds of brotherhood between its members. Those involved work together to make a difference but also take the time to socialize at events like trivia, formals and cookouts throughout the year.

“We are so proud of the nearly 85-year legacy Alpha Phi Omega has had on Clemson’s campus, and I cannot wait to see how our members will continue to forge a path for future generations of brothers,” Blackburn said.

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    ReidMar 7, 2024 at 9:16 am

    When the GOAT gets recognized for being the GOAT