Alpha Kappa Omega Fraternity, Inc.
About Alpha Kappa Omega
Alpha Kappa Omega fraternity is guided by the principles and lessons of the katipunan, sealed in the tenets of Strength, Loyalty, Pride, Wisdom and Courage. We accept nothing less than achieving leadership, academic excellence, cultural awareness and social responsibility. While others refer to themselves as a brotherhood, we refer to ourselves as a family. We are the first, the loyal and the elite.
The family of Alpha Kappa Omega, inspired by their success, wanted to continue and spread their legacy onto another campus. With Albert Austria, they brought this idea of Alpha Kappa Omega to his blood brother, Aris Austria, who at this time planned to attend San José State University as a freshman. With the chance to become a chapter founder of Alpha Kappa Omega, Beta Chapter, and spread the ideals of the Katipunan, Aris had to search for four other strong willed individuals to embark on the same journey with him.
On January 21, 2001, Ted Miranda, Marius Banatao, Jeffrey Amboy, and Aris Austria crossed into Alpha Kappa Omega. This accomplishment only fueled and motivated them to accomplish recognition on San José State's campus as a legitimate fraternity. The Four Horsemen, as they were called, moved quickly and established the Beta Chapter on April 4, 2001.
- Designation: Beta Chapter
- President: Michael Leon
- Websites: Chapter and National
- Type: Filipino Interest
- Active Members: 29
- SJSU Founding: April 4, 2001
- National Founding: March 31, 1997 at California State University, East Bay in Hayward CA
- 2014 Service / Philanthropy: 232 hours of service, charity dollars not reported
- Scholarship: Spring 2015–2.70, Fall 2014–2.52
- Colors: Black, Royal Blue, and White
- Flower: n/a
- Symbol: Llanera's Skull
- Motto: n/a
- Nickname: AKO
- Annual Events: Vision Showcase, Omega Drive, and Starving for the Starving
Awards and Recognition (2014–15)
- 4.0 Award — Single Semester: Bryan Tsujimoto
- Bronze Laurel Chapter (2014 Standards of Excellence – 1342 points, 69%)