WELCOME TO THE STUDENT ORGANIZATION RESOURCE CENTER (SORC)
Student organizations play a major role in our active and vibrant campus community. Our Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) is here to ensure that our 600+ student organizations have the support they need to operate at the highest level.
We serve all undergraduate and graduate organizations by facilitating registration, managing business transactions and providing resources in the form of office supplies, photocopies, mailings, event planning, officer training and much more!
Student Organization Spotlight
By Gabrielle DiFiore, junior neuroscience major
Alpha Phi Omega, commonly known as APO, is the largest collegiate fraternity in the United States. There are over 350 active chapters on campuses throughout the U.S. and internationally. The Beta Chapter, here at the University of Pittsburgh, is the oldest active APO chapter both nationally and internationally. Our principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service are based on the Scout Oath and the Scouting Law of the Boy Scouts of America. We work with many non-profits, charities, and organizations that connect brothers (both men and women) to the community both on and off campus. We also participate in many of the University’s major service days such as Pitt Make a Difference Day (PMADD), Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service, and many more. Last semester we completed over 4000 hours of community service and had the largest student organization presence at PMADD with 113 attendees!
Aside from community service, APO provides opportunities for leadership development and personal leadership growth through various programming and experiences provided to brothers. We currently developed a relationship with the Career Development and Placement Assistance Office (CDPA) and have them hold workshops catered to our members.
Through my involvement with APO, I have completed the Outside the Classroom Curriculum (OCC) and I have personally grown as a leader in ways that I cannot describe. I have also met people that I otherwise would have never met, and made bonds with people that will last a lifetime.
There are many different types of students involved in APO; from pre-med, engineering and nursing backgrounds to english and social work backgrounds, we have it all. Be on the lookout for us at the Student Activities Fair during fall Orientation Week for more information, or check out our Web site.