Welcome to the website of the Formidable First District. Our district is comprised of the following states: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The men of the 1st District represent many different professions. These include: business leaders, doctors, educators, engineers, lawyers, etc. Members are guided by our four Cardinal Principals of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift.
Our legacy is rooted in service to our respective communities. Through our Scholarship Initiative we have served as a financial resource for many college bound students throughout the district. Our Fatherhood Initiative allows us to partner with other community based organizations to address the myriad ofissues associated with African American males. We continue to work on various health related projects including programs designed to combat prostate cancer and cardiovascular disease.
While we have done much in the way of service to our communities we know our task is far from complete. We are always looking for community partners for every community based initiative we undertake. Don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your organization would like to explore collaboration on a given project.
In closing, I would like to extend an invitation to all financial brothers of our fraternity to join us for our
78th Annual District Conference. Non fraternity members are invited to our Stepshow competition and dance on Friday evening (April 24th) and/or our Founders’ Banquet on Saturday evening (April 26th). Please see the information listed below.
April 24 - 26th, 2015 at the:
Sheraton Stamford Hotel
700 East Main Street, Stamford, CT 06901,
Request Group Rate: "Omega Psi Phi"
Room Rate 99+ tax. (Or King Suit (based on availability) $250)
Booking available NOW!
Contact information as follows:
Brother Terrance Hamilton
Michael A. Jefferson, Esq.
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 Grand keeper of the Records (National Secretary) and Grand keeper of Seals (National Treasurer), respectively. Eleven Howard University undergraduate men were selected as charter members.
Alpha Chapter was organized with fourteen charter members on December 15, 1911. Love, Cooper and Coleman were elected the chapter's first Basileus, Keeper of Records, and Keeper of Seals, respectively.