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Release Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 11:10 AM
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Howard University Takes Pride in Omega Legacy

WASHINGTON (July 28, 2011) –Howard University welcomes the thousands of Omega Men assembling in the city to pay tribute to the Greek organization’s legacy and centennial founding on Howard’s campus.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., was founded at Howard University on Nov. 17, 1911 by undergraduate students Edgar Love, Oscar Cooper and Frank Coleman. They were guided by biology professor Ernest E. Just. Since its founding as the first Greek Letter fraternity on any HBCU campus, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has expanded to more than 700 chapters worldwide.  

More than 10,000 “Ques’ are expected in the city as part of the fraternity’s conclave this weekend. In venues at Howard and across the city, Omega Men will be recognized for their accomplishments as professionals and as leaders in service work.

For a century now, the more than 100,000 members of Omega Psi Phi have committed themselves to sustaining the organization’s cardinal principles of “manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift” in their professional, civic, social, and community endeavors. Gales of purple and gold are expected to descend on Washington, D.C., through Sunday evening. 

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