AGO is a National Christian social fraternity. We are a legacy of brotherhood founded on the teachings and principles of Jesus Christ. Established in 1927 at UCLA, we now have chapters across the nation.
About Pi Chapter
The USC Chapter of Alpha Gamma Omega Fraternity is USC’s only Christian Fraternity and was chartered on February 3, 2001. Pi Chapter is the largest of any Alpha Gamma Omega chapter in the United States and is extremely active in national AGO events, as well as events within the Greek system here at USC.
Our chapter consistently earns USC’s award for earning the highest GPA on the Row, the cleanest house on the Row, and thanks to responsible budgeting, has the lowest dues of any of USC’s social fraternities. We strive to glorify God in all that we do.
AGO is an influential member of one of the nation’s most prominent Greek communities and excels in the academic, athletic, philanthropic, and social activities of the Greek community while representing Christ in all that it does.
Our Purpose as a Fraternity
- To win others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ
- To promote Christian fellowship
- To present Christian ideals in word and deed
- To search reverently for the truth
- To uphold the traditions and ideals of the university
- And to deepen the spiritual lives of our members
Is AGO trying to be a church?
Alpha Gamma Omega is not a church and does not aspire to be. Many of our members attend local churches and campus ministries together, and we encourage them to do so. Despite weekly bible study and strong Christian brotherhood, AGO does not try to replace a church community. Rather, AGO is a Christian social fraternity where men of faith gather to challenge each other academically, physically, mentally, spiritually and impact the campus socially.
How much will it cost to be a member?
Due to responsible spending practices and intentionality with finances, Alpha Gamma Omega Pi Chapter has the lowest dues of any social Fraternity on the Row and generous scholarships are available. Dues are paid once per semester. Contact any AGO brother for more detailed information.
What about drugs and alcohol?
Drugs and alcohol are not allowed in the house or at any AGO sponsored events or parties. Members are not prohibited to drink, and many of our members over the age of 21 do so responsibly as a way to fellowship with each other, but do so away from the house. We do not regard the consumption of alcohol as sin, but do expect members to adhere to biblical standards and uphold the integrity of their faith and of the fraternity.
Will joining a fraternity damage my grades?
It is an undisputed fact that fraternity men have higher GPA’s than non-Greek students. With that said, Alpha Gamma Omega, Pi Chapter is consistently receives the “Highest GPA on the Row” award from USC. Our men strive to glorify God with their grades. We hold required study hours during our pledge process to teach wise study habits, and many of our older members tutor our younger members to help them excel both in and outside the classroom.
What about hazing?
Our pledge process has been prayerfully designed to build potential members up as men of God and educate them in the ways of the Fraternity. Like most worthwhile endeavors in life, pledgeship is challenging; however, hazing is not tolerated and would not be fitting among men striving to be like Christ.
Does AGO have a fraternity house on campus?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated fallout, we do not currently have a house near campus. However, we plan to have one again in the near future.
Is AGO part of the Inter-fraternity Council?
Alpha Gamma Omega is a respected member of the Inter-fraternity Council and participates in mixers, philanthropies, invites, and barbecues with other fraternities and sororities on a regular basis.
What is it like to be a member of AGO?
AGO members are the best of friends, and consider each other not only fraternity brothers, but brothers in Christ. Alpha Gamma Omega is a fantastic way to make true, deep, lifelong, Christ-centered friendships that will challenge and shape your life and are based on something greater than yourself. Networking opportunities are abundant and many of our brothers land jobs based on the connections that they have made here. Ask any member how membership in AGO has shaped their life for the better.
Who can I contact for more information?
Contact information for all of our current officers can be found on the “Contact” tab at the top of the page.
How to Join
If you want to become apart of a lasting Christian brotherhood that has thrived for nearly 90 years, come to Rush Week at the beginning of each semester. Click the Rush button at the top of the page to find out more about this semester’s rush events.