Club Profile: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Chance Shelton

The principles of change, brotherhood and living above the statistic are the driving forces behind what the members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are all about.

The young men that make up Georgia Southern’s Zeta Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Inc. withhold a sense of values that make them live to be more than what is expected. As a fraternity, they begin each day with the mindset that “[one should] go the extra mile to achieve,” Omari Davis, member of Omega Psi Phi, said.

Currently, Omega Psi Phi’s members are focused on moving away from the stereotypical views and connotations of what African American fraternities are all about. They are striving to show Georgia Southern and the Statesboro community that they are moving forward and making an impact locally, nationally and are looking toward internationally.

As a whole, these young men are coming together to raise awareness about a broad spectrum of important causes that affect everyone within the Statesboro community. So far, a number of events have been created to further show their dedication and support, such as:

· Collaborating with GSU’s Southern Activists and NAACP organizations to raise voting awareness on campus

· Spear heading a school supply drive to obtain supplies for local elementary students and personally traveling to the schools to hand them out.

· Collaborating with “The Club House” to host a “StrikeOWT” bowling event for Polio research.

Besides their vast amount of community involvement, these young men are all about succeeding in their academics and exceeding any and every standard set by those that have come before them, which explains the numerous achievements they recently received at the “51st Georgia State Workshop” earlier this month in Jekyll Island, Ga. The workshop is hosted by other members of Omega Psi Phi fraternity within the state of Georgia, and for a weekend members are trained and advised, for the progression of their respective chapters, while reviewing state laws and coming together for upcoming local action projects. During the workshop they also reflect on tradition and collective values, while reminding everyone of the extensive network that stems from the brotherhood in professional settings.

Chapter Awards:

· Undergraduate Chapter of the Year

· Region IV Undergraduate Chapter of the Year

· Social Action Undergraduate Chapter of the Year

· Undergraduate Chapter of the Year Scholarship Award

· Undergraduate Chapter of the Year Scholastic Achievement Award

· Undergraduate Afro-American Life Award

Alonzo A. Bennett Scholarship Recipients:

· Dominique Appling

· Darrell Coleman

Looking from the outside in, the Omega Psi Phi fraternity may seem like the typical Greek organization that is all about having a good time, but in fact they focus on striving for excellence, brotherhood, community involvement and defying all odds to make a change.

“Challenge yourself and stay true to what you want to do academically [while] giving back to the GSU community and [the] Statesboro community,” Davis said.

Upcoming Events:

-Breast Cancer Awareness Event (Late October)

-Achievement Week (Nov.16 to the 22)

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