INTERNATIONALLY MANDATED PROGRAMS


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 due 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 are expected to 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 Commission.

SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMS - All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that will uplift their communities. An international committee will coordinate the multifaceted programs of the various chapters. Some of the activities under the umbrella of social action include, but are not limited to: voter registration, education and “getting out the vote”; Assault on Illiteracy; Habitat for Humanity; volunteering time to charities and less fortunate individuals; mentoring; and participation in fundraisers for charities such as American Diabetes Association, United Way, Sickle Cell Anemia, etc.

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 for their talents. Awards may include college scholarships.

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 Omega Chapter.

RECLAMATION AND RETENTION - A concerted effort at the international, district and local levels to retain active brothers and 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 $50,000.00 to Historically Black College Institutions (HBCU) in furtherance of Omega’s commitment to provide philanthropic support. Chapters are assessed donations based on chapter size.

HEALTH INITIATIVES - All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their communities by promoting good health practices. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the health directives at the local level. Some of the programs under the umbrella of Health Initiatives are the Charles Drew Blood Drive (normally held in June), AIDS/HIV Awareness, and the American Diabetes Association Partnership. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing additional health initiatives under the umbrella of the Health Initiatives mandate.

VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION AND MOBILIZATION - All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their communities through the power of the vote. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the directives at the local level. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing additional voter initiatives under the umbrella of the Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization mandate.

NAACP - Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. In the event that a chapter or district is not a life member of the NAACP, it must maintain a yearly membership to be in good standing with the fraternity. Furthermore, all members of the fraternity are strongly encouraged to become members of the NAACP.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

  • CLEO CLICKS
  • ORANGE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • EAST ORANGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • FAMILY SUPPORT ORGANIZATION OF ESSEX COUNTY
  • NAACP YOUTH COUNCIL
  • BLACK PILOTS OF AMERICA
  • PLATINUM MINDS
 

COMMUNITY UPLIFT 5K

The Greater Essex Community Uplift Foundation, in partnership with the Eta Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., invites you to join us for a 5K walk/run to promote healthy living. We've all been looking for ways to stay in shape during the pandemic, and here's your chance to show the results! The event will be virtual to ensure the safety of participants. You may run your race at any time between May 15 - May 29, 2021 at anywhere you'd like. Registration is FREE!

Click here to register for the 5K

#CommunityUplift5K

LITTLE OMEGA LIBRARIES

Promoting Literacy Through Mentoring

The Little Omega Libraries Mentoring Program works with community partners that service youth and families. The program promotes critical thinking in four stages:

  • CLEO CLICKS CRITICAL THINKING MODULES
  • DONATION OF CLASSIC BOOKS
  • MONTHLY VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB
  • MEET THE AUTHORS
  • MENTORING FOR COUNSELORS

Dr. Ernest Everett Just Mentoring Program

College and Career Readiness Mentoring for Youth Ages  10 - 18