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AGO History




The USC Chapter of Alpha Gamma Omega Fraternity was chartered on February 3, 2001 as the Pi Chapter of the national fraternity. Alpha Gamma Omega was founded in February of 1927 at the University of California, Los Angeles. After expanding across much of California, the fraternity finally chartered another chapter in Los Angeles some seventy-four years later with the founding of the Pi Chapter here at USC.

With over 60 active members and 150 activated in just seven years, we are the largest of the eight active chapters of Alpha Gamma Omega in terms of active members. The USC Chapter of Alpha Gamma Omega is extremely active in the national ΑΓΩ events, as well as events within the Greek system here at USC.

ΑΓΩ has quickly grown to be an influential member of one of the nation's most prominent Greek communities. Quickly acclimating to the traditions of the Greek system, ΑΓΩ excels in the academic, athletic, philanthropic, and social activities of the community while representing Christian ideas in all of its participation.

ΑΓΩ has won numerous awards in the Greek community here at USC in recent years, including:

  • President's Award for Overall Excellence (2006, 2008)
  • Songfest Champions (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Interfraternity Council Award for Excellence in Chapter Price (2008)
  • House Appearance Award, Best Overall (2006, 2008)
  • Alpha Gamma Omega National Scholarship Award (2008)
  • Greek Man of the Year (Chris Sarette - 2005; Ben Malcolmson - 2006)
  • Interfraternal Spirit Award (2006)
  • Greek House of the Year (2005)
  • Highest Greek GPA (Fall 2005)
  • Highest Fraternity GPA (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2008)

If you are a prospective member, please look around this section as well as the "Rush" section for more info. Do not hesitate to contact one of the current members or executive board for more information. You can find all of our contact information in the menu on the left.

For a detailed history of the Alpha Gamma Omega Fraternity and the Pi Chapter, click here.

Fraternity Purposes

Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal savior, we, as Christian young men of Alpha Gamma Omega Fraternity purpose that it shall be the aim of this Fraternity:

Fraternity Verse

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

- II Timothy 2:15

The Meaning Behind the Letters

A - Alpha

The first letter of the Greek alphabet (and the equivalent of our modern letter "A"), alpha represents the beginning and the foundation of things.

To us, Alpha signifies God as the creator and master planner, eternally existent for all time, and the One who is always in control.

Γ - Gamma

As the third letter of the Greek alphabet, Gamma symbolizes the letter "C" of the modern Roman alphabet - C for Christ.

So then, Jesus is the center of our Fraternity, as well as the center of all history from begining to end. It was God's intervention into our world, when he came as a man and lived with us, that makes it possible for us to call on the name of our Father in heaven, and see God's plan of redemption working in all history, globally and in each of our own personal lives.

Ω - Omega

Omega is the ultimate letter, and has stood for the completion of things and the end of time since ancient days. In it, our hope of a "Fraternity for Eternity" is seen, for we know that our life in Christ is eternal, and our fellowship will never die. And we look to Christ, when he says:

"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."
Revelation 22:12-13 (NIV)