Basileus Corner

Greetings Family, Friends, and Brothers,

I am humbled to come to you as the Basileus of the Kappa Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. This Chapter has served the DC area for over 90 years and will continue to do so as we hold on to our rich tradition in Omega.

This year we will expound upon the work we did last year as well as the steadfastness the chapter was founded on. We will strive to keep Fellowship the basis of this chapter with a diligent and unselfish commitment to the Washington D. C. community we serve.

We will continue to work to accomplish specific projects to make the community better. This includes our mentor group the DC Rhinos, toy drive, assisting needing families, providing scholarships for seniors in high school, promoting health initiative, and helping women learn to defend themselves.

Please take a look around and enjoy the website. Check-in regularly with us for upcoming events the chapter will hold. We appreciate and look forward to your ongoing support.


Bro. Derrick Thornton





On Friday, November 19, 1926, Kappa Psi was chartered as a chapter for professional and graduate students at Howard.


Kappa Psi continued to serve the needs of professional and graduate students at Howard until 1938, when the chapter became inactive. In 1947, Brother Charles Williams, a law student at Howard University, revived Kappa Psi. The same needs that existed in 1926 and led to the formation of Kappa Psi also led to the chapter’s revival-fellowship and camaraderie with men of like backgrounds and equal goals.


The Strength of our Chapter lies In The diversity of our membership. We have Brothers of various ages and professional backgrounds in Military Service, Law, Medicine, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Finance, Politics, Law Enforcement, Education and Non-Profit Leadership.


During the past 94 years, Kappa Psi Chapter has carried out the four cardinal principals of the fraternity; Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift. Activities have been initiated in many of the areas public schools, churches, and in the communities of the District of Columbia.


Together we can continue providing services that empower and transform the lives in our community.  We rely on the generosity of people like you to support our organization.  Help us strengthen our advocacy by donating funds to address current issues, concerns, and needs that impact our community.