Tribute to the Men of Omega Psi Phi
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 (now known as Thirkield 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 phrase was
selected as the motto. Manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift were adopted as cardinal principles. A decision was made regarding the
design for the pin and emblem, and thus ended the first meeting of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity .
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