Omega Psi Phi - OPP

Chapter Name: Barbaric Beta Beta

National Founding Date: November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Local Founding Date: January 8, 1971

Symbol: Lamp

Colors:  Royal Purple and Old Gold

Motto: Friendship is essential to the soul

Flower: African Violet

National Philanthropy: Omega 1911 Project

College GPA Requirement: 2.5

National Website:  http://www.oppf.org/home.asp

Chapter Presidents Name: Eric Leaks

Chapter Presidents Email: ejl29@zips.uakron.edu

Chapter Bio: The Barbaric Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Incorporated was chartered on January 8, 1971 on The University of Akron’s campus.  Today, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated has over 700 chapters throughout the United States, Bermuda, Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Korea, Japan, Liberia, Germany, and Kuwait.  There are many notable Omega Men recognized as leaders in the arts, the sciences, academics, athletics, business, civil rights, education, government, and science sectors at the local, national and international level. Omega continues to flourish, largely because our founders -- Love, Cooper, Coleman and Just -- were men of the very highest ideals and intellect. The Founders selected and attracted men of similar ideals and characteristics. It is not by accident that many of America’s great black men are or were Omega Men.