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"On Friday evening, November 17, 1911, three Howard University undergraduate students, with the assistance of their faculty adviser, gave birth to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. This event occurred in the office of biology Professor Ernest E. Just, the faculty adviser, in the Science Hall. The three liberal arts students were Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper and Frank Coleman. From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning "Friendship is essential to the soul," the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. The mission of Omega Psi Phi is to foster the growth of men, both college and post college men, by providing an outlet and opportunity to serve the community. Omega Psi Phi's purpose is to provide a union for college men of similar ideals and aspirations. The fraternity seeks to stimulate the ideas and ambitions of its members; occupy a progressive helpful and constructive place in the political life of the community and the world; foster humanity, freedom, and dignity of individuals; and aid all humanity in its efforts to achieve higher economic and intellectual status. Omega Men fulfill this purpose by striving to uphold the fraternity's cardinal principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, uplift, it’s focus on achievement and the African American community. Slammin' Lambda Chapter "The Pearl Of The West Coast" was chartered on the campus of USC on May 3, 1923 by Bryce “Union” Taylor, Loyd Griffith and Thomas Giffith.It is a citywide chapter covering the campuses of Cal State Northridge, UCLA, LMU, USC & Cal State L.A, Occidental and Pepperdine. " Contact Branden Berry at for more information.

For more information about Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., please contact Isiah Turner at, or visit their website at



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