OMEGA PSI PHI
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college.
Thirkield Hall at Howard University is the Birthplace of Omega.
The Founders were three undergraduates -- Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just.
Motto: "Friendship is Essential to the Soul"
Cardinal Principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift.
Provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the performing arts. Winners are awarded recognition and may be given college scholarships.
Promotes academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters provide financial assistance to student members and non-members.
Chapters facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that promote good health practices. Some of the programs are the Charles Drew Blood Drive and partnership with the American Diabetes Association.
Observed each November and is designed to recognize those individuals at the local and international levels who have contributed to community uplift. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week.