12 July 2011

Omega Centennial

Question: When is the Centennial Celebration?
Answer: Wednesday, July 27 - Sunday, July 31, 2011

Question: Where will the Centennial Celebration be held?
Answer: Washington, DC

Unfortunately I will not be able to celebrate with the brothers in DC because will be in Washington the state at Ft. Lewis doing my duty that is best, my military service. However I will be ALL THE WAY OWT on Nov. 17 2011 FOUNDER'S DAY, to celebrate with the bruhs. Unless I'm shooting a movie (^_^)

Omega Psi Phi Founders

Ernest E. Just

Dr. Ernest E. Just (1883-1941)

Ernest E. Just was born in Charleston, South Carolina.
Graduated from the Industrial School of the State College, Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, New Hampshire
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa)
Awarded the Spingarn Medal by the NAACP, 1915
Doctor of Philosophy Degree, University of Chicago, 1916
Became the 19th honoree in the U.S. Postal Service's Black Heritage Stamp Series on February 1, 1996.

Frank Coleman

Professor Frank Coleman (1890-1967)

Frank Coleman was born in Washington, D.C.
Graduated from the M Street High School, Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Howard University, 1913
Master of Science Degree, University of Chicago
Advanced Training, University of Pennsylvania
Professor and head of the Physics Department, Howard University
U.S. Army Officer, World War I

Oscar J. Cooper

Dr. Oscar J. Cooper (1888-1972)

Oscar J. Cooper was born in Washington, D.C.
Graduated from the M Street High School, Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Science Degree, Howard University, 1913 Doctor of Medicine Degree, Howard University, 1917
Practiced medicine in Philadelphia, PA for 50 years

Edgar A. Love

Bishop Edgar A. Love (1891-1974)

Edgar A. Love was born in Harrisburg, Virginia
Graduated from the Academy of Morgan College
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Howard University, 1913
Bachelor of Divinity Degree, Howard University, 1916
Bachelor of Sacred Theology Degree, Boston University, 1918
Doctor of Divinity Degree (Honorary), Morgan College, 1935
U.S. Army Chaplain, World War I
Bishop, Methodist Church
Omega has a rich heritage to be protected, celebrated and enhanced!

Omega FAQs

Q. What is a fraternity?
A. A fraternity is an organization of men bound together by friendship, knowledge, brotherhood, common goals and aspirations. Omega Psi Phi is a unique group of men that encourage high standards; community service and assist in the building of character and leadership development among men. Members of Omega share a common foundation comradeship that last a lifetime.

Q. What are the advantages of joining Omega Psi Phi?
A. Omega Psi Phi does not seek members; quality men seek Omega Psi Phi. A man who successfully completes the membership selection process will immediately have access to a brotherhood of men who share similar ideals and aspirations. Those who seek admission will learn the history of the fraternity from a historical perspective, written test and personal accounts.

Successful applicants will have a strong presence at the college, university or graduate chapter where they gain admission, but he will also become a part of an international organization known worldwide.

Omega Psi Phi has more than 700 chapters with members engaged in various academic disciplines and professional endeavors.

Q. What is the policy on hazing?
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity does not condone hazing in any form.

The organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) are committed to nurturing the ideals of fraternalism and sisterhood in an atmosphere of responsibility and respect. We are also committed to upholding the dignity and self-respect of all persons seeking membership therein. Hazing is contrary to this commitment and is prohibited by the rules of each NPHC organization.

In 1990, the member organizations of the NPHC jointly agreed to disband pledging as a form of admission. At the dawn of a new millennium, we the members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council do hereby reaffirm our unequivocal opposition to hazing and those who seek to perpetuate it. Read Our Anti-Hazing statement here

Q. Do you have to pay to become a member of Omega Psi Phi?
There is an application fee for men who seek consideration for membership. The dues are applied to local, district and national operating expenses. A portion of the collected dues are allocated for community service, social functions and nationally mandated projects.

Q. How much time is required?
Chapter members typically attend monthly meetings and participate in committee assignments. Beyond these obligations the time commitment that one chooses to invest in the organization is at their own discretion. The majority of members enjoy the comradeship and they are eager to participate in chapter functions, fellowship with the brotherhood and become officers and accept committee assignments.

Clearly, members will get out the fraternal association as much as they invest.

Q. I'm interested in becoming an Omega Man, how do I go about joining?
The first thing an interested man should do who seeks admission into Omega is to get acquainted with the men who are already members of Omega Psi Phi. A candidate should inquire to an active member how the fraternity has served them, and also, how the active member has served Omega. Successful candidates should possess the principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift.

Community service should be an important element of the resume and the successful candidate must be able to obtain a character reference from an active member of Omega Psi Phi to sponsor the applicant's request for membership.

Undergraduate candidates must also meet academics standards set by the International organization and the academic institution where they are enrolled.

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