The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has twelve mandated programs that are enacted on the National, District, and local levels.
ACHIEVEMENT WEEK – Originally designed to promote the study of Negro life and history. Today, Observed each November and is designed to recognize those individuals at the local and international levels who have contributed to community uplift. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week.
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 national budget is allocated to scholarships.
TALENT HUNT PROGRAM – Originated in the Sixth District (North Carolina and South Carolina) and made its debut at the 1953 Cincinnati Grand Conclave. Provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the performing arts. Winners are awarded recognition and may be given college scholarships. Click here to visit website.
MEMORIAL SERVICE – March 12 of each year has been established as Memorial Day. Chapters are expected to conduct an appropriate service to recall to memory those members who have entered Omega Chapter.
RECLAMATION and RETENTION– Some brothers, for various reasons, are not currently enjoying the full benefits of Omega. At the national, district, and local levels there must be an organized and concerted effort to return inactive brothers to a full participatory status.
UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND – Each year the fraternity gives at least $50,000 to the United Negro College fund in furtherance of Omega’s perpetual effort to provide philanthropic support to historically black college.
HEALTH INITIATIVES – Each year, every chapter must hold an annual Blood Drive in June. Chapters facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that promote good health practices. Some of the programs are the Charles Drew Blood Drive and partnership with the American Diabetes Association.
SOCIAL ACTION - Chapters participate in activities that will uplift their communities. Some of the activities include: voter registration, Assault on Illiteracy; Habitat for Humanity; mentoring; and participation in fundraisers for charitable organizations.
NAACP - Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. All members of the fraternity are encouraged to join the NAACP.
STEM - This program is designed pique students’ interest in pursuing a STEM career for our youth. Understanding that a STEM education in our schools is essential, our program is focused on sparking an early interest at middle school aged kids. We are honored to engage in STEM initiatives that are designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
FATHERHOOD AND MENTORING - This program is designed to bridge the gap of father absenteeism in the life of their children and families, and mentoring fathers and youths in the broader community.
VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION & MOBILIZATION - Chapters facilitate and participate in activities that uplift their communities through the power of the vote.