Omega Psi Phi

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 Inc. This event occurred in the office of biology Professor Ernest E. Just, the faculty adviser, in the Science Hall (now known as Thirkield Hall). The three liberal arts students were Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper and Frank Coleman. From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning “friendship is essential to the soul,” the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. The phrase was selected as the motto. Manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift were adopted as cardinal principles. A decision was made regarding the design for the pin and emblem, and thus ended the first meeting of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity .

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Kappa Chapter was chartered on Georgia Tech’s campus on November 20, 1976, making it the first Black Greek Organization chartered at Georgia Tech. The man who played a key role in getting Delta Kappa chartered was Brother James Mack, a graduate of Morgan State University and the Dean of Pledges for the first two lines here at Georgia Tech.

President: Mark Miller