During the school year of 1926-27, three students at the University of California, Los Angeles met during lunch for prayer and fellowship. E. Harlan Fischer, Frank Young, and James Carter looked forward to the establishment of a Christian Club on campus, and so Fischer sent letters out to 35 students over the Christmas break. A dinner meeting was held for these young men at the Green Dragon Cafe on January 7, 1927, and 16 gathered there to discuss their possibilities.
Those present at the cafe felt that a fraternity, founded on Christian ideals and fellowship, would be more reputable than a Christian Club, so E. Harlan Fischer appointed a committee to draw up a Constitution. This Constitution was submitted and accepted at the first official meeting of the Fraternity on February 15, 1927, and 12 men signed as charter members.
The obvious name for the Fraternity to these men was Alpha Omega, though it was discovered that such a fraternity already existed. Bailey Oswald suggested the insertion of Gamma, the third letter of the Greek alphabet, representing Christ, who is the center of the Alpha Gamma Omega fraternity.
In a 1944 letter to the Alpha Chapter (UCLA), founder E. Harlan Fischer wrote, "the primary purpose of AGO was to provide Christian fellowship for born again men thrown into an atmosphere of Godlessness and to give forth a testimony to others of the saving and keeping power of the Lord Jesus Christ."
To that end, they quickly realized that the Fraternity members must be Christians, born again in Christ, knowing they are "redeemed by the blood of the Lamb." So today, nearly 70 years later, the Fraternity is still committed to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. May we never be compromised.