Bloomington/Normal, IL - Graduate and Undergraduate Chapters omega psi phi
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Support the multiple scholarships that have been established to build our future leaders. Scholarship scroll down Uplift Find us in the community serving and lifting our people towards our common goals. Manhood Learn how we are continuing to improve our local communities and positively affect our youth. Perseverance Discover how we are continuing to find ways to promote issues of social justice and economic reform.

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Leadership in the Community

XBB is committed to improving the social, economic, and political issues within the bloomington-normal community

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SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING AT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY.

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The Chi Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity Inc. is focused on building social, economic, and political bridges to success.


TALENT HUNT PROGRAM Originated in the Sixth District (North Carolina and South Carolina) and made its debut at the 1953 Cincinnati Grand Conclave. This program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people. Currently, some participants at the national level are awarded college scholarships.


SCHOLARSHIP The Scholarship Program is intended to promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Our Graduate Chapter have endowed scholarships at Illinois State University to provide financial assistance to student members and non-members. A portion of the fraternity’s national budget is allocated to scholarships through the Charles R. Drew Memorial Scholarship Commission.

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Support students pursuing degrees in IT at Illinois State Univeristy.

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National history

Omega psi phi, fraternity inc.

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. 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 .

 

The next meeting was conducted on November 23, 1911. Edgar Love became the first Grand Basileus (National President). Cooper and Coleman were selected Grandkeeper of the Records (National Secretary) and Grandkeeper of Seals (National Treasurer), respectively. Eleven Howard University undergraduate men were selected as charter members.

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Chapter History

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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 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.