Omega Psi Phi

Omega Psi Phi

Omega Psi Phi


Our Founders Dr. Ernest E. Just, Professor Frank Coleman, Dr. Oscar J. Cooper, Bishop Edgar A. Love

On Friday evening, November 17, 1911, three Howard University undergraduate students, with the assistance of their faculty adviser, gave birth to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.


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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is a professional organization of educated men with similar ideas and like attainments. The fraternity's founders chose Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift as the cardinal principles that every prospective candidate must possess. Our fraternity's motto is "Friendship Is Essential To The Soul" Since the birth of the organization, Omega has and will continue to impact the world in every profession and all walks of life.

Candidates must exhibit the qualities of the Fraternity's Four Cardinal Principles:

Manhood-Being appropriate in character and marked by moral excellence, courage; bravery; and resolve

Scholarship-Demonstrating an attitude toward education, learning and being informed by achieving or exceeding and maintaining the minimum educational requirements of the fraternity.

Perseverance-Exhibiting a "spirit"; of brotherhood, togetherness, humility, cooperation, and a willingness to go an extra mile for the goal sought, as a responsible first-class citizen. This can be demonstrated by presenting obstacles overcome, awards received and honors issued.

Uplift-Sharing ones gifts with the community in the form verifiable aid, activism and leadership. Eligibility To be eligible for membership in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, a prospective candidate must:


  • Be enrolled as a current full-time student in an accredited four (4) year college that is in good standing.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5(in a 4.0 system, or equivalent in a different system).
  • Have completed at least 36 semester credit hours in a standard semester system (Quarter system requires 56 credits).


  • Must have minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University. Note: If the candidate graduated from a university, which has an active chapter of Omega Psi Phi, they must wait 48 months after graduation before applying for membership.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. takes pride in fulfilling it’s commitment to service, humanity, and to our mandated programs.

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.


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*A Student Service Fee Funded Program

This page was last updated on: September 29, 2015