Mandates/Projects

ACHIEVEMENT WEEK

Originally designed to promote the study of Negro Life and History. Achievement Week is observed in November of each year and is designed to seek out and give recognition to those individuals at the local and international levels who have made a noteworthy contribution toward improving the quality of life for Black Americans. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week. This contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors. College scholarships are awarded to the winners, each of whom must submit an essay on a theme/topic chosen by the fraternity. This contest is a phase of the International Achievement Week observance.

 

SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship Program is intended to promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters provide financial assistance to student members and non-members. A portion of the fraternity’s international budget is allocated to scholarships through the Charles R. Drew Scholarship.

 

SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMS

Chapters participate activities that will uplift their communities. Some of the activities include: Voter Registration, Assault on Literacy, Habitat for Humanity, Mentoring and participation in fundraisers for charitable organizations.

 

TALENT HUNT PROGRAM

This program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the Performing Arts. Winners of the competition are awarded recognition and may be given a college scholarship.

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE

March 12th of each year has been established as Memorial Day. Chapters are expected to conduct an appropriate service to recall the memory of those members who have entered into the Omega Chapter.

 

RECLAMATION AND RETENTION

A Concerted effort at the international, district and local levels as retain active brothers are return inactive brothers to full participatory status so that they may enjoy the full benefits of Omega

 

COLLEGE ENDOWMENT FUND

Each year the fraternity gives at least $50,000 to the Historically Black College Institutions (HBCU) in furtherance of Omega’s commitment to provide philanthropic support.

 

HEATH INITIATIVES

Chapters facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that promote good health practices. Some of the programs are the Charles R. Drew Blood Drive and partnership with the American Diabetes Association.

 

VOTERS REGISTRATION, EDUCATION AND MOBILIZATION

Chapters facilitate and participate in activities that uplift their communities through the power of the vote.

 

NAACP

Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. All members of the fraternity are encourage to join the NAACP