Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college or university (HBCU).
The HBCU, Howard University, located in Washington, D.C. The founders were three undergraduates -- Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Ernest Everett Just.
Our motto is "friendship is essential to the soul". From this phrase the name Omega Psi Phi was derived.
Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift were adopted as Cardinal Principles.
Omega Psi Phi was founded November 17, 1911 and was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on October 28, 1914.