Brother Derrick Thornton

Brother Kevin Poplar Sr.
Vice Basileus

Brother Terrence James
Keeper of Records & Seal

Brother Kyle Garrison
Assistant Keeper of Records and Seal

Brother Brian Haley
Keeper of Finance

Brother Todd Hughes
Assistant Keeper of Finance

Brother Robert Tolson

Brother Nasser Muhammad
Keeper of Peace

Brother Anthony Stevens
Editor of the Oracle

Brother Patrick Perry Sr.
Immediate Past Basileus


In the 1926 Oracle, Brother Horace Fitchett, the first chapter editor of Kappa Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated wrote: “Whenever deep seated and fertile ideas have their conception in the minds of foresighted and ambitious youth, they must find their lodging place in reality, even though the initial efforts for the attainment of tangible results be thwarted.”

For more than a year, professional Omega men at the Howard University Medical School had considered forming a chapter that would be responsive to their needs and that would “adequately integrate the ideas and concentrate the efforts of Alpha Chapter men for a greater Omega in Washington,” according to Fitchett. Brother W. Montague Cobb said the chapter was formed to include students in the professional schools “because of their more serious interests and dissatisfaction with many aspects of the undergraduate chapter. “Kappa Psi eliminated brutality in its initiations, Cobb said, as well as the “one-man blackball without a reason” and the prejudices formerly exhibited against Caribbean students.


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The founders were three Howard University undergraduates, -- Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just.

From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, "FRIENDSHIP IS ESSENTIAL TO THE SOUL", the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto.

Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift were adopted as Cardinal Principles.