Fraternity Timeline


2000s

April: Mu Mu Mu ("Tri-Mu") - Flourishes as the "Westside Ques" representing Douglas, Paulding and Carroll counties and providing community service throughout.

The fraternity also joined forces with President Barack Obama to promote fatherhood and responsible parenting through the national Fatherhood Initiative. Omega celebrated its 100th anniversary with a grand celebration held in July, 2011, in Washington D.C. Attendance exceeded 10,000.

May 6, 2010: Mu Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated is Chartered.

1980s

There are many notable Omega Men recognized as leaders in the arts, the sciences, academics, athletics, business, civil rights, education, government, and science sectors at the local, national and international level. Omega continues to flourish, largely because founders -- Cooper, Coleman, Love and Just -- were men of the highest ideals and intellect. The founders selected and attracted men of similar ideals and characteristics. It is not an accident that many of America’s great black men are or were Omega Men.

 

On January 28, 1986, Brother Ronald McNair died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Later that year, Brother Jesse Jackson Jr. became a candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

1960s

Sixties - The struggle for social justice shifted into high gear. Omega men throughout the United States were active participants in the "sit-ins" and other civil rights demonstrations. Moreover, undergraduate brothers were especially involved in the demonstrations of the civil rights struggle.

1950s

Fifties - During this era, social action became Omega’s primary organizational thrust. Thousands of Omega men became actively involved in the fight to eliminate racial discrimination.  Most notably, Omega men Spottswood Robinson, Oliver Hill and James Nabrit were part of the inner circle for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). That group coordinated the court battles for racial equality. Their work culminated with the landmark decision outlawing segregated public schools, Brown v. Board of Education.

1940s

Forties - Brother Charles Drew perfects the use of blood plasma as a life-saving tool.  The fraternity undertook a National Social Action program to meet the needs of African Americans in the areas of health, housing, civil rights, and education.

1920s

Twenties & Thirties - In 1922, the first district representatives were appointed. Today, there are eleven such officers who are elected annually at district meetings.  The office of Vice Grand Basileus was created. The Grand Keeper of Records became the Grand Keeper of the Records and Seal. Omega Psi Phi becomes the first black Greek organization to span its membership across the United States - from the Atlantic (Iota in Atlantic City) to the Pacific (Lambda in Los Angeles). Sigma chapter was organized at McGill University, which is located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) on December 15, 1923 establishing the fraternity’s first international chapter. Omega Psi Phi became one of five founding members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

1914

October 28, 1914 - Omega Psi Phi was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.

1911

November 17, 1911 - founded by three undergraduates at Howard University -- Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Ernest Everett Just.