Omega Psi Phi Gifts

Omega Psi Phi is a founding member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), which is composed of nine historically African-American Greek-letter sororities and fraternities that promote interaction through forums, meetings, and other media for the exchange of information, and engage in cooperative programming and initiatives throughout the world. The (NPHC) currently represents over 2.5 million members.In 1983, Vann Watts, a student at Tennessee State University, died of an alcohol overdose following an initiation party. It was reported that prior to his death, he was severely beaten and verbally abused by fraternity members. In 1924, at the urging of fraternity member Carter G. Woodson, the fraternity launched Negro History and Literature Week in an effort to publicize the growing body of scholarship on African-American history. Encouraged by public interest, the event was renamed “Negro Achievement Week” in 1925 and given an expanded national presence in 1926 by Woodson’s Association for the Study of Negro Life and History as “Negro History Week.” Expanded to the full month of February from 1976, this event continues today as Black History Month. In April 2017, Omega Psi Phi member and alleged spree killer, Steve Stephens, referred to the fraternity multiple times in videos he posted during his killing spree. Stephens claimed that he was going to shoot “Greeks” in the head until he was caught.Omega Psi Phi celebrated its centennial during the week of July 27–31, 2011, in Washington, D.C., becoming distinguished as only the third African American collegiate fraternity to reach the century mark. The Centennial Celebration recognized the impact of the Fraternity in communities over the past 100 years, honored Omega Men for achievement in all walks of life, reiterated Omega Psi Phi’s commitment to providing unparalleled community service and scholarship, and charted the Fraternity’s future activities.

In 2023, three Memphis officers that were members of the fraternity had their memberships permanently revoked due to their involvement with the killing of Tyre Nichols. A picture went viral on social media of one of the officers wearing an Omega Psi Phi wristband doing the killing which sparked outrage from many black activists and prompted an official response from the fraternity.

In 1984, a Hampton University student was killed participating in an Omega Psi Phi ritual. The family of the deceased student privately settled with the fraternity for an undisclosed amount as a result of his wrongful death.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (ΩΨΦ) is a historically African-American fraternity. The fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911, the first at a historically black university, by three Howard University students, Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman, and their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just. Since its founding the organization has chartered over 750 undergraduate and graduate chapters.

In 1930, Omega Psi Phi became one of 5 founding members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Today, the NPHC is composed of nine international black Greek-letter sororities and fraternities and promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of information, and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.
On August 28, 2016, two Ithaca College students were stabbed (one fatally) as they got into a fight as they left a Omega Psi Phi party held at Willard Straight Hall of Cornell University.In 2009, a former pledge at the University of Houston settled with the fraternity for an undisclosed amount after being hit with a baseball bat, wood board, and TV antenna while pledging. The UH student wanted to join the fraternity because his father was a member. The chapter was placed on suspension following this incident.Talent Hunt Program – Each chapter is required to hold a yearly talent contest, to encourage young people to expose themselves to the Performing Arts. Individuals who win these talent contests receive an award, such as a scholarship.Reclamation and Retention – This program is an effort to encourage inactive members to become fully active and participate in the fraternity’s programs.

Can I pledge Omega Psi Phi?
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 30 semester credit hours in a standard semester system. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation.
In 1977, Robert Brazile, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, collapsed and died at a fraternity house meeting due to injuries and beatings he sustained while pledging the fraternity.

Omega Psi Phi recognizes undergraduate and graduate membership. College students must be working toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution, have at least 31 semester credits, and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average. For the graduate chapter, an applicant must already possess a bachelor’s degree. The fraternity grants honorary membership to men who have contributed to society in a positive way on a national or international level. For example, Charles Young (March 12, 1864 – January 2, 1922) was the third African American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. national park superintendent, the first African American military attaché, and the highest ranking black officer (Colonel) in the United States Army until his death in 1922.
Memorial Service – March 12 is Omega Psi Phi Memorial Day. Every chapter of the Fraternity performs a ritualistic memorial service to remember members who have died.Health Initiatives – Chapters are required to coordinate programs that will encourage good health practices. Programs that members involve themselves in include HIV/AIDS awareness, blood drives, prostate cancer awareness, and sickle cell anemia awareness programs.

In 2016, the fraternity at Florida State University was suspended for severely abusing pledges and violating the university’s code of conduct. Criminal charges were pending for members of the fraternity.
In 2015, six Omega Psi Phi members at Johnson C. Smith University were arrested and charged with assault for severely beating pledges over a two-month span.In 1999, Omega Psi Phi was court ordered to pay a former University of Louisville student nearly $1 million for suffering kidney failure due to hazing activity in 1997.

Social Action Programs – All chapters are required to participate in programs that uplift their society. Many participate in activities like: voter registration, illiteracy programs, mentoring programs, fundraisers, and charitable organizations such as American Diabetes Association, United Way, and the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation.
In 2019, national leadership of Omega Psi Phi, Inc., halted all new membership initiation activity when Georgia Tech football player Brandon Adams died during a fraternity event. During step practice for pledges at a townhome near campus, Adams collapsed and was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.In 2014, the chapter at Valdosta State University was banned from campus until at least August 2022 due to severe hazing and violating the school’s code of conduct.

Can you be white and join Omega Psi Phi?
“We have never had a policy against anyone based on race,” says Smith, chair of the department of education, culture and society at the University of Utah and an Omega member since he was an undergraduate at Eastern Illinois University more than three decades ago.
In 2001, Joseph T. Green, a student at Tennessee State University, died as result of an asthma attack he developed from being asked to run long distances while pledging. In 2002, his family filed a $15 million wrongful death lawsuit against the men of Omega Psi Phi Incorporated.In 2015, four Omega Psi Phi members at Saginaw Valley State University were arrested and charged for striking pledges with open hands and paddles. One known pledge sustained a serious injury after losing consciousness one night pledging.In 2018, a fraternity member and accountant at the fraternity headquarters in Georgia blew the whistle in regards to concerning embezzlement allegations among fraternity leadership. As part of his accountant duties, he reported his embezzlement findings to his fraternity’s 24-membered board of directors and was suspended.In 1978, Nathaniel Swimson, a student at North Carolina Central University, died during an off-campus initiation activity. He was asked to run several miles before he collapsed and died. In 2015, a Florida Atlantic University student reported to the police she was gang-raped at an Omega Psi Phi “Oil Spill” step show afterparty. Inside the party, she stated she was suddenly and forcefully pulled behind curtains and raped by a group of men in a dark area. Since 1945, the fraternity has undertaken a National Social Action Program to meet the needs of African Americans in the areas of health, housing, civil rights, and education. Omega Psi Phi has been a patron of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) since 1955, providing an annual gift of $50,000.00 to the program.

Achievement Week – A week in November that seeks to recognize individuals who have made notable contributions to society. During the Achievement Week, a High School Essay Contest is held and the winner usually receives a scholarship award.
Like many fraternal organizations, Omega Psi Phi has a rich tradition of practices. While some traditions are naturally secret, many are freely expressed in public. A popular one is referring to members as “Que Dogs” or “Ques” (pronounced /ˈkjuː/, like the letter Q). Another is the practice of members voluntarily undergoing branding of the letters, or variations and designs based on them (such as two linked Omega symbols), on their skin. The brands often are displayed in public as a matter of pride; some prospects first learn of the fraternity by seeing members bearing brands.

Why do Omegas get branded?
Half of the Omega brothers in most campus chapters have been branded, according to From Here to Fraternity, a guide to life in fraternities and sororities. But in the past 20 years, members of other fraternities have adopted the practice to show their lifelong devotion to their brotherhood, said author Robert Egan.
Scholarship – The Charles R. Drew Scholarship Program encourages academic progress among the organization’s undergraduate members. A portion of the fraternity’s budget is designated for the Charles R. Drew Scholarship Commission, which awards scholarships to members and non-members.

Which fraternity is the Bruhz?
Omega Psi Phi Omega Psi PhiNicknamesOmegas, Ques, Que Dogs, Da Bruhz, Sons of Blood and ThunderCardinal PrinciplesManhood, scholarship, perseverance and upliftHeadquarters3951 Snapfinger Parkway Decatur, Georgia United States of AmericaWebsiteOmega Psi Phi Fraternity website
Since its founding in 1911, Omega Psi Phi’s stated purpose has been “to attract and build a strong and effective force of Handsome men dedicated to its Cardinal Principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift”. Throughout the world, many notable members are recognized as leaders in the arts, academics, athletics, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, and science fields. A few notable members include Samuel M. Nabrit, Walter E. Massey, Benjamin Mays, Bayard Rustin, Langston Hughes, Count Basie, Roy Wilkins, Benjamin Hooks, Vernon Jordan, Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., Malcolm Jenkins, State Senator Isadore Hall III, Martin Luther King Sr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, William H. Hastie (U.S. Virgin Islands) and L. Douglas Wilder, Representative James Clyburn, Earl Graves, Tom Joyner, Charles Bolden, Ronald McNair, Bill Cosby, General William “Kip” Ward, Michael Jordan, Ovince Saint Preux, Shaquille O’Neal, Roger Kingdom, Terrence Trammell, Shammond Williams, Vince Carter, Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley, Ray Lewis, Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Hurts, James DuBose, George Clinton, Kevon Williams, DeHart Hubbard, and numerous presidents of colleges and universities. Among the 2013 Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, six players and GM Ozzie Newsome are also members/brothers of the fraternity. Over 250,000 men have been initiated into Omega Psi Phi throughout the United States, Bermuda, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, South Korea, Japan, Liberia, Germany, and Kuwait. The fraternity was incorporated under the laws of Washington, D.C., on October 28, 1914.

“I think they’re sexy if they’re done right,” said Cassy Aird, a State University of New York student. As she grabbed the branded arm of Clarence Lewis of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Aird grinned and said, “I like that.”
“I believe it carries through from African tradition. There are tribal marks for rites of passage,” he said. “Americans tend to think of branding as being slavelike instead of it being something that survived in Africa. It shows pride that you belong to this group and that you know the knowledge of this group.”

If a member were to complain and say he chose to be branded only because everyone else in the organization was doing it, that sort of peer pressure could be interpreted as hazing, which is illegal.
Although they might not readily admit to having been branded, famous politicians, athletes and businessmen belong to fraternities where branding has been common.A new brand can become infected like any scar, but it rarely happens, said Walter Dillard, a doctor at Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

“Branding is not only illegal by fraternal law, but it is illegal by state laws,” said W. Ted Smith, executive secretary of Kappa Alpha Psi in Philadelphia. “We don’t support it at all. If we find, or catch, or see anyone doing it, he’s subject to disciplinary action.”The brands sometimes turn into ugly, undistinguishable scar tissue. If done improperly, a brand can become a serious burn that requires medical attention.

Do Omegas get branded?
Omega Psi Phi traditionally has been the fraternity that most commonly received brands. Half of the Omega brothers in most campus chapters have been branded, according to From Here to Fraternity, a guide to life in fraternities and sororities.
Like many fraternity members with brands, Lewis said he wanted one not only for show, but because he loves his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. He doesn’t care whether another member gets branded, he said. Omega Psi Phi traditionally has been the fraternity that most commonly received brands. Half of the Omega brothers in most campus chapters have been branded, according to From Here to Fraternity, a guide to life in fraternities and sororities. But in the past 20 years, members of other fraternities have adopted the practice to show their lifelong devotion to their brotherhood, said author Robert Egan. “I never wear a short-sleeved shirt to work because I don’t want to answer questions. I also have to worry about my kids growing up and asking about it,” he said. “I wish it would fade away.” Known as “Pee Wee,” the short, muscular South Carolina State University student had variations of the horseshoe-shaped Greek Omega symbol — the sign of his college fraternity — branded into both of his arms and his buttocks. “The things you do as a frivolous young adult come back to haunt you,” said a 40-year-old Washington magazine editor who was branded in 1967. He spoke only on condition of anonymity. Brands, long used among black fraternity members to show their dedication to an organization, are believed to have evolved from the African use of tribal marks. Brands mark the bodies of many black American men. Jordan, a member of Omega Psi Phi, agreed. “It just shows that we’re all united,” he said through a Chicago Bulls spokesman. “It shows togetherness and friendship.”In the 1988 Spike Lee movie School Daze, “Gamma” sweetheart Jane passionately kissed the brand that Gamma leader Julian displayed when he took off his shirt. For reasons other than pride, Julian didn’t appear to regret having a brand either.

Among those opposed to branding are fraternity members who were branded during their college days. As they take jobs in the professional world, they fear their brands might give employers a tainted image of their past.
Before he took to the stage at a “Beautiful” contest in Daytona Beach, a well-oiled William Chandler flexed and showed off the five brands burnt into his skin.The brands sometimes do fade over the years. But the memory of getting branded, and the emotion-charged moment when the heat of the branding iron presses against the flesh, lingers.Neither school administrators nor officials of the fraternities’ national offices condone the practice because of its health risks and legal questions.

As clothing was peeled off last weekend at the beachside activities during the Black College Reunion in Daytona Beach, bodies with Greek letters burnt into the skin were proudly unveiled for all to see.Chicago Bulls basketball star Michael Jordan has the Omega symbol of Omega Psi Phi burnt into his chest. He says he is proud of being branded and does not regret it. Branded skin often creates a keloid — a raised mass of scar tissue, Dillard said. “Black people are more prone to keloid. It’s not a health problem; it’s just a cosmetic problem.” Not all of the 328,000 men who belong to black Greek organizations agree. Getting branded, or “hit” as it is called, is the choice of each member. Once the choice is made, though, you are marked for life, critics say.

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What is friendship Omega Psi Phi?
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. Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift were adopted as Cardinal Principles.
This also (god I can’t stop talking about scents) is why scenting is a thing, going both ways. It’s seen as something intimate to rub your nose into someone’s neck (which is generally where the person’s scent is strongest, and in omegaverse is commonly where the “scent gland” is located) and inhale their scent deeply. Think of that as something akin to feeling up your partner (or a complete stranger). You don’t do it in public or in front of your family without at least blushing a lot or a number of people kinda recoiling a little (because it’s such a personal/private thing), and if the advance is unwanted, it’s when things really start going downhill because that’s usually always what precedes an assault. Don’t want to end that half of scenting on a bad note though, and I want to remind that this is almost always something exuberant; the alpha and omega pair in the story will just inhale deeply their mate’s scent and feel at peace or feel relieved at their safety or them being back or whatnot. It’s an intimate and loving gesture.

Anyways, so that’s scenting. tl;dr it’s hella important in omegaverse, and everyone has strong scents but only alphas and omegas can detect them. betas can only smell things we normal humans can smell.
It’s traditional that only alphas and omegas have this enhanced sense of smell, like I said. Betas – who for an intents and purposes are just regular humans like you or I – don’t have the ability to smell these things can often be oblivious to certain things: They don’t know their omega friend is going into heat and they aren’t really aware something is wrong when that first alpha advances on them before whoa they should not be that close that’s wrong. So it would be back to us, trying to pick up on these things through social cues; beta friends might keep track of their omega friends’ heats so they can know in advance, or they could be good at reading faces, etc.That said, alphas in rut will just naturally be more prickly in their temper and their admonitions and might not be able to control their strength as well leading up to rut or especially during it. I’d imagine that alpha/alpha pairings during either one of their ruts (if your version of omegaverse allows alphas to go into rut without the trigger of an omega’s heat, see aforementioned referenced post) would probably leave a lot of collateral damage, and if both of them were to go into rut at the same time they’d definitely not be getting back their rent deposit.

For the first one, the answer is yes for the most part. Each individual exudes their own scent that is uniquely theirs. However, only alphas and omegas have an enhanced sense of smell. Scents in omegaverse will also carry other things beyond just someone’s base smell – they very often contain elements of the person’s emotions. For instance, if an alpha were to get very angry, others might back away because they can smell the anger rolling off of them (like a pungent smell). Or if an omega were to be scared, the fear would literally permeate the air, and very often you’ll see others rushing to the rescue of a scared omega. Of course, these can be reversed – an alpha can exude fear (say, they thought their mate was going to die) or an omega can be very angry. And other emotions can be detected as well. Additionally, the scents are what carry the pheromones that attract alphas to omegas and omegas to alphas during heat. It’s described by alphas as like a pure distillation of the omega’s natural scent – if they smelled earthy before, during heat they’ll smell like forests after a rainshower, like rocks when they get wet. Scents are also an evolutionary defense mechanism; most authors will establish in their universe that a mated omega’s heat smells good only to their mate, and other alphas find their scent to be repugnant. Perhaps while not bad enough to literally force them from the room, it’s something that they might have to grit their teeth or turn their nose up at – like us and strong body odor, or us and farts or wet dog smell or the like. It’s a strong smell of unpleasant that will be a first line of defense for a mated omega.

To your question: if someone tries to hold back an alpha in rut, don’t. I mean, unless they’re about to do something incredibly wrong like force themselves on an unwilling partner or severely hurt somebody, you don’t want to get in that warpath. And if you’re in some way perceived as holding back the alpha from their mate or in some way you’re aiding in their mate being further hurt (say the alpha misunderstands the doctor standing over their wounded mate and thinks the doctor is trying to finish the job), well, it was nice fuckin knowin ya.
Omega Psi Phi is a fraternity that was founded on November 17,1911 by three Howard University juniors. The group is historically African American and was the first Greek organization founded at a historically black university. Today, Omega Psi Phi has over 750 undergraduate and graduate chapters, making it one of the largest fraternities in the United States.

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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.Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is a professional organization of college-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.The fraternity’s founders were men whose steps were ordered by the Lord because “Omega” is the conclusion or culmination of a successful journey that many men chose as a way of life. Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. Without these technologies, things like personalized recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly. Find out more in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy.Keep collections to yourself or inspire other shoppers! Keep in mind that anyone can view public collections—they may also appear in recommendations and other places. View Etsy’s Privacy Policy Personalized advertising may be considered a “sale” or “sharing” of information under California and other state privacy laws, and you may have a right to opt out. Turning off personalized advertising allows you to exercise your right to opt out. Learn more in our Privacy Policy., Help Center, and Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy. To enable personalized advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies. Those partners may have their own information they’ve collected about you. Turning off the personalized advertising setting won’t stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make the ads you see less relevant or more repetitive.

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Phi Kappa Psi develops members of character by providing them with the proper environment and tools to pursue productive, honorable, and purposeful lives.Phi Kappa Psi does not work without a strong commitment from our members. Any member can tell you that, just like in life in general, you will only get out of Phi Psi what you put in. This dedication will carry throughout life for many Phi Psis. Also, your undergrad experience will be enhanced such that you will be more likely to return to campus for homecoming, to meet with old friends and meet the new, young Phi Psis, years down the road.

Upon joining Phi Kappa Psi, members form lifelong bonds that never die. The oath Phi Psis take will forever keep them connected in spirit. Many members utilize national Phi Kappa Psi events as opportunities to see their old friends whom they were so close with in college. Now, with online networking and educational tools like the Phi Psi Experience, keeping in touch with brothers is easier than ever.
When we come to college, our habits are not completely crystallized. We face four years that will shape our thought process and actions for the rest of our lives. The oath Phi Psis take to the Fraternity’s basic principles of honor, truth and service to others influence these patterns for the rest of their lives. Phi Psi chapters utilize their collective influence to hold themselves to being men of excellence who behave responsibly. This means that Phi Psi chapters don’t haze their new members, they obey the law, they act in a manner that brings honor not just to themselves but to Phi Psis everywhere, they treat women with respect and they protect those who cannot defend themselves. That last point is especially true, as we hold ourselves to our founding motto “The Great Joy of Serving Others.” Service is at the core of what we do, and it is a big reason why our actions stand out in crowd and attract the best, like Brian Castro, and many others. Holding yourself to a higher standard can be what separates you from the pack during and after

All of the above mentioned attributes, particularly time management skills from scholastic training, networking, loyalty and leadership are highly valued by businesses searching new employees. As previously mentioned so many times, Phi Psis graduate with a leg up on the competition.
Phi Psi often provides members with a home away from home. Members have a group of diverse brothers there to pick them up when they are down, support them when they need it and guide them when they stray from the course. Nothing can duplicate the bonds of brotherhood during and after college.Phi Kappa Psi is committed to the academic success of its members; in fact it is our top priority. We exist to compliment and support the academic experience of each member of Phi Kappa Psi. On many campuses across the country, Phi Kappa Psi ranks among the top groups in GPA. Many chapters have scholarship programs that include minimum GPA requirements, study support systems, study and time management workshops, incentives for improvement and excellence in academics, and general guidance in academic success. Nothing can come close to the value of an older chapter brother there to guide you through the toughest of scholastic challenges.

Are you looking to join a brotherhood of honorable men? Or, perhaps, you simply seek an environment in college that will grow your network and provide an accepting place to heighten your maturity. Phi Kappa Psi can be that place. Make sure you visit our Chapter Locator to find the undergraduate chapter nearest you! What do we offer…

Chapters of Phi Psi offer members the opportunity to step into officer leadership roles, often seeing to the needs and coordinating the actions of 50+ people. On the committee level of Phi Psi, members learn to cooperate in groups and work together to solve problems. In addition, the National Fraternity offers members several annual leadership schools and on site leadership retreats to develop all our member’s skills. Phi Psis have the potential to step out of college with a leg up on the competition in terms of leadership capability.
Furthermore, the Phi Kappa Psi foundation supports members academically by annually offering over $350,000 in scholarships and grants to members of the Fraternity.After graduation, networking will play a key role in job searches and future employment opportunities. During their years spent in the chapter, Phi Kappa Psi members develop their interpersonal skills by interacting with the diverse members of their chapter and practicing recruitment of qualified men. Strong chapters exert a positive influence over members to hold themselves to gentlemanly behavior at all times, thus better preparing their social poise for life after college. Additionally, Phi Kappa Psi offers members an instant network of over 70,000 living members with similar ideals and values. Regional Alumni Associations keep members connected and many loyal Phi Psis continue to attend national events for years after graduation.

Can betas smell Omegas?
Again, betas are limited to the normal range of smells so they won’t be able to detect this, but an alpha or an omega whose true mate is a beta could detect them.
Mr. Blackston alleged that he was beaten with a wooden paddle by Omega Psi Phi chapter members in 1997. Mr. Blackston and other prospective members at the University of Louisville chapter were also forced to eat dog food, stay up all night and run around a track carrying bricks. Mr. Blackston was hospitalized for acute kidney failure as a result of the hazing.On July 30, 1999, a Kentucky jury awarded over $930,000.00 to a former University of Louisville student who claimed he was badly beaten as a result of hazing by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Shawn A. Blackston was awarded $181,428.00 for medical expenses, lost wages and mental and physical suffering. In addition, he was awarded $750,000.00 in punitive damages against the historically Black fraternity. By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Fraternal Law Parnterns. You can revoke your consent to recieve emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® Link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact. Attorney Advertising. The laws governing legal advertising in the state of Ohio require the following statement in any publication of this kind: “THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT.” This website is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.[The testimony at trial showed that the chapter members involved in the beating and other hazing practices kept the hazing secret from national fraternity officials.]Since at least 1990, when Omega Psi Phi and the other National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternities and sororities adopted a membership intake process, the fraternity has banned hazing and does not permit physical contact during the membership intake process. The testimony at trial showed that the chapter members involved in the beating and other hazing practices kept the hazing secret from national fraternity officials. Nonetheless, the jury found that the Omega Psi Phi National knew or should have known that the fraternity chapter was hazing initiates. The jury also found that the national fraternity failed to exercise sufficient care to ensure that students participating in the membership intake process would not suffer injuries as a result of hazing.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college. Omega Psi Phi was founded on November 17, 1911 at Howard University in Washington, DC. 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. Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift were adopted as Cardinal Principles.
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For their part, the Tri Iotas saw a man who had been working toward uplifting the African American community and had exhibited clear leadership on that goal.The group welcomed its first white member “with open arms,” the pastor says. “It’s about friendship and brotherhood. We judged his heart, not his race.”

“Ours is a service organization,” Burch says, “and we are always looking for men who will get out and do something for the community. Loki’s documentary filmmaking about race is a good attribute to commit to the black community.”Initiating the first white man into the Utah chapter of the historically all-black fraternity Omega Psi Phi wasn’t a question of race, members say, but of heart.

The historic all-black (now mostly black) fraternity “has stood the test of time at the forefront of service to humanity,” Smith says. And it expects to be around for another 100 years “doing the same thing.”
The Omega Psi Phi fraternity was founded Nov. 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C., according to the group’s website. It was “the first black national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college.”(Fred Blackwell | The Clarion-Ledger via AP file) A group of white people pour sugar, ketchup and mustard over the heads of Tougaloo College student demonstrators at a sit-in demonstration at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Miss., on May 28, 1963. Seated at the counter, from left, are Tougaloo College professor John Salter,and students Joan Trumpauer and Anne Moody.“Loki represents our principles,” Lynch says. “There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for this community. He has dedicated his life to the civil rights movement.”

“Loki saw leadership and friendship,” says William A. Smith, who was the chapter president when Mulholland pledged several weeks ago. “He saw men of similar attainment and ideals.”
“Although a small chapter, we continue to have a big impact” across Utah, the group’s president, Emmette W. Cornelius IV, writes on the website. “Many brothers are members of the United States armed forces stationed at Hill Air Force Base and Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City. Others hold prominent positions in education and medicine with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education.” She was the first white student to integrate Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss., a historically black school, and is recognized as the first white “sista” in the largest and most prestigious all-black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta. His mother was one of the white students who joined a sit-in at a Woolworth’s segregated lunch counter in Jackson, Miss., where she was spit upon by a crowd of angry white townspeople.

(Photo Courtesy of Loki Mulholland) William Smith, left, Emmette Cornelius IV, Loki Mulholland and Pastor Marlin Lynch attend the annual fundraiser of the Iota Iota Iota chapter of Omega Psi Phi.
“We have never had a policy against anyone based on race,” says Smith, chair of the department of education, culture and society at the University of Utah and an Omega member since he was an undergraduate at Eastern Illinois University more than three decades ago.

Omega has grown now to include more than 700 chapters throughout the United States, Bermuda, Bahamas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Korea, Japan, Liberia, Germany and Kuwait.Omega established its first undergraduate chapter at Weber State University in 1983, says the Utah group’s website, but within a couple of years, many members had graduated. So, in 1990, several older members, who had come from other states, decided to launch a graduate chapter to be known as Iota Iota Iota or Tri Iota.

The frat’s “cardinal principles” — manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift — led to the creation of a national social action program “to meet the needs of African Americans in the areas of health, housing, civil rights and education.”He wanted to belong to a fraternity that shared his values: “brotherhood and coming together for a common cause and purpose of uplifting the community.”

Is Phi Psi a good frat?
Phi Kappa Psi is committed to the academic success of its members; in fact it is our top priority. We exist to compliment and support the academic experience of each member of Phi Kappa Psi. On many campuses across the country, Phi Kappa Psi ranks among the top groups in GPA.
His latest documentary, “After Selma: The Fight for the Right to Vote Continues,” is further evidence of his lifelong focus on justice for African Americans.Mulholland is a Lehi-based filmmaker whose mother was a Freedom Rider in the 1960s civil rights movement. His documentary about her showcased his commitment to race issues as did the organization he created with her — the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation, which focuses on ending racism through education.Tri Iota brothers are leaders with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and numerous churches. Other projects include voter registration, health efforts, fatherhood initiatives and the annual back-to-school barbecue/backpack giveaway. divine nine, d9, nphc, national pan hellenic council, black greeks, alpha kappa alpha, alpha phi alpha, kappa alpha psi, omega psi phi, delta sigma theta, phi beta sigma, zeta phi beta, sigma gamma rho, iota phi theta alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, theta, iota, kappa, lamda, mu, nu, xi, psi, omega, pi, rho, sigma, tau, upsilon, phi, chi, greek, life, college, frat, fraternity, university, srat, sorority, cute, pretty, girly, popular, trending, letters, pattern, colorful, vsco, vsco girl, groovy, pi phi

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What is the lawsuit against Omega Psi Phi?
On July 30, 1999, a Kentucky jury awarded over $930,000.00 to a former University of Louisville student who claimed he was badly beaten as a result of hazing by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Shawn A. Blackston was awarded $181,428.00 for medical expenses, lost wages and mental and physical suffering.
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