I joined APO by first semester on campus, Fall 2015. One of my friends that I had just met, asked me if I wanted to go to an info meeting and I haven't looked back since! My favorite part of joining APO is the friendships that i have made through this organization. The friend that dragged me to my first info meeting is now my best friend and my roommate! One of my other roommates was also I'm my pledge class so I got to know her during my first semester, too! We finally convinced my last roommate to join this semester so that we are an apartment full of APO! My all time favorite memory of APO is my first service project that I went to. I got to go to Uptown Bills and help around the coffee shop. I was the first member there and was terrified that I was in the wrong place or that no one else was going to show up. Eventually, everyone came and we began our service for the day. I got to help organize books and put them back onto the shelves that they belonged on. The owner thanked us so many times and was very greatful for our help. It was so rewarding to see all of our hard work being appreciated! After that service project, I knew that I had made the correct choice in joining APO. 

-Jessica Heberlie