OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY INC

CHI BETA BETA CHAPTER - BLOOMINGTON , IL

CHI BETA BETA CHAPTER HISTORY

The first initial interest was created in 1972 by Brothers Wilbert Davis, Herman Simon, George Taylor, and Will Robinson. During this time the Big Brothers realized that there wasn’t enough brothers or interest to organize a graduate chapter at Illinois State University, so the idea diminished. In august of 1973, Brother Herman Simon began elaborating on the idea more extensively by writing letters to the National Office and Big Brother Burnel Coulon who was the Tenth District Representative at the time. He was told the they were considering the formation of chapters in Joliet, Peoria, and Champaign, and that they should try to make contact with these chapters once they were formed. However, there was no time allotted to make these contacts and the idea diminished for nearly a decade.

In 1981, Brother Daniel Pierson, Herman Simon, Darryl Veasey, Horace Satisfield, Dwight Brooks, and Phillip Rogers sent a letter to all local Brothers to inform them about the idea of establishing a graduate chapter. On Thursday, December 10, 1981, eight Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity met at the home of Brother Horace Satisfield to discuss establishing a graduate chapter of the fraternity in the Bloomington/Normal community. the Brothers that were in attendance were very positive about the idea and desire to pursue it further with all graduate Brothers in the community.

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