Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college.
On the evening of November 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi was founded inside the Science Building (later renamed Thirkield Hall) at Howard University located in Washington, D.C. The founders were three undergraduates — Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Ernest Everett Just.
From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, “friendship is essential to the soul“, the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto.
Brother Jeremy O. Upton of the Gamma Psi chapter at Talladega College, who was bestowed the prestigious International Undergraduate Scholar award. Brother Upton’s outstanding achievements and dedication to academic excellence exemplify the highest standards of intellectual pursuit within our fraternity.
Greetings to the brothers of the Alabama Statewide Organization (A.S.O.)
I would like to express my sincere thanks for your vote of confidence in electing me as your State Representative. I look forward to the great work that we will do as a statewide organization employing our Cardinal Principles. The need for the Men of Omega is ever present in today’s society. Our mandated programs bring substantive support and change to highlight the achievements of others, support our youth, and make it our business to be ever present in the democratic process among other things…”Impactful Presence”