A letter from the current Recruitment Chairs:

Hello Friends!

Our names are Lizzie and Sarah and we are Recruitment Chairs for APO this semester (Spring 2021). Sarah is a 3rd year majoring in biology and French, and joined APO in the Spring of 2020 with the “hArdwo0d SLaminated PhFlOorS2” class. Lizzie is a 3rd year double majoring in Global Sustainability and Spanish, and joined APO in the Fall of 2019 with the “tAsteFPhully LOw cut 9eanS” class. We are so excited you’re interested in APO!

Membership Recruitment is one of the most important parts of our Chapter’s functions. Additionally, it signals a breath of new life in Theta, with an incoming group bringing in a new depth of perspectives so that we can begin to rethink the ways in which we would traditionally engage in our work.

Our Spring 2021 Recruitment Cycle will last from Thursday, March 25, 2021 to Tuesday, April 12th, 2021. Within that time span, you’ll get a chance to serve Charlottesville and meet our Members. Recruitment will be a good snapshot of what APO at UVA is like on a weekly basis. So as much as this is an opportunity for us to get to know you, we also want to make sure you experience being a member of APO and can decide for yourself if this organization is right for you!

Come join us for one of our open project days to meet some brothers before Recruitment and see what we are all about firsthand!

As a Potential New Member, you will be required to attend five events*:
  • 1 Saturday Project (~3 hours)
  • 1 Midweek Project (~1-2 hours)
  • 1 Theta Date (~1 hour)
  • 1 Fellowship (~1 hour)
  • 1 Service Learning Session (~45 min)

*The requirements itself and credits for attendance of these events can be modified at the discretion of the Recruitment Chair at any time.

Zoom links will be sent out via email and on our instagram, @apoatuva. Please sign up through the interest form linked below to receive Zoom links and other communication!

There will be many options for each type of event and you can pick the time that fits with your schedule.

Additionally, for the second time in recent Theta history, our Chapter has decided that we will forgo our Selective/Closed Recruitment system and switch to an Open Recruitment system this semester. What this means is that any student of UVA who has filled out the Potential New Member Info Sheet and fulfilled our Recruitment Requirements will be offered a formal invitation to join our organization as a New Member. They will begin their New Member Education journey starting in the Fall 2021 Semester. You also won’t have to pay anything to participate! If any of the activities require supplies we will coordinate with you to get you what you need!

To officially register for our Spring 2021 Recruitment, you must complete the Potential New Member Info Sheet by Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 11:59PM EST.

If you have further questions about recruitment or APO, please email me at We are so excited to get to know you!

Yours in Leadership, Friendship, and Service,

Lizzie Suffa and Sarah Steenson
Spring 2020 Recruitment Chairs