OMEGA PSI PHI MANDATED PROGRAMS

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has twelve mandated programs that are enacted on the National, District, and local levels.

ACHIEVEMENT WEEK – Eta Nu Nu plans numerous community service and brotherhood activities throughout the week.  The highlight of the week is its banquet, which is conducted on a Friday closest to the Fraternity’s Founder's Day, November 17th. The chapter recognizes both Brothers, citizens and outstanding partners who have contributed immeasurably to the community. The highlight of the evening is the recognition of our youth through scholarships and special performances. Eta Nu Nu also presents generous donations during the banquet that supports scholarship, performing arts, and social action.

SCHOLARSHIP – Eta Nu Nu has an integrated scholarship program that involves the Chapter's own scholarship program recognized both in November during Achievement Week and March during the Benjamin "Pops" Wilson Omega Talent Hunt and Scholarship Recognition Program, the I Know I Can Founders Scholarship, the NPHC Hope Scholarship, and the Urban Strings Columbus Strings and Alumni Strings Scholarship Program.


TALENT HUNT PROGRAM – Each March, Eta Nu Nu hosts the Benjamin "Pops" Wilson Omega Talent Hunt and Scholarship Recognition. The program provides exposure, encouragement, and financial assistance. In addition, Eta Nu Nu provides Strings and Alumni Strings Scholarships to students of Urban Strings Columbus.

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 – Eta Nu Nu has established a rich brand built on a foundation of service.  We endeavor to retain members who are dedicated and committed to serve their community through their time, participation, and resources. The chapter also wants to reclaim members locally who are committed to service and wish to contribute their time, professionalism, experience, and resources to uplift our community.

UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND – Each year Eta Nu Nu contributes to UNCF through the Fraternity’s College Education Fund. The chapter will also support the Thurgood Marshall Fund effort that supports HBCUs.

 HEALTH INITIATIVES – Eta Nu Nu has an integrated approach that focuses on access to health care, awareness, education, health equity, innovative programming and research study participation to address social determinants of health. The chapter works with many reputable health organizations to include The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, The Columbus Cancer Clinic and LifeCare Alliance, Chamberlain University College of Nursing, Columbus Public Health, the American Red Cross, Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio, Lifeline of Ohio, and soon the National Kidney Foundation. Additionally, Eta Nu Nu provides sponsorship and participates in numerous other health events and activities.

SOCIAL ACTION - Eta Nu Nu program activities are focused on community uplift and social determinants of health, particularly in the Linden Community. Program activities includes sponsors of Carols on Cleveland, We Are Linden, Linden Trunk or Treat,  Adopt-A-School at East Linden ES, and program support to Hamilton STEM Academy, Windsor STEM Academy, Ohio Avenue ES, Oakland Park ES, Ridgeview MS, Medina MS, and Walnut Ridge HS. We have also partnered in several community baby showers, supporting Lutheran Social Service battered women shelter, food distribution, toys, clothing, and shoe drives, youth programs support, sponsorships, and donations.

NAACP - Eta Nu Nu established Life Membership with the NAACP in 2020 and has an assigned rep to attend its meetings.


STEM - Eta Nu Nu's STEM program is designed to pique students' interest in pursuing a STEM education. The chapter currently has an after-school STEM club at Johnson Park MS, and has just became the organization sponsor at Linden McKinley STEM Academy. The program involves electronics, robotics, and drone kits. The program integration will also involve mathematics and financial literacy. The chapter also plans STEM demonstrations for elementary schools.


FATHERHOOD AND MENTORING - Eta Nu Nu has an integrated approach. Aside from our signature coed Omega L.E.A.D.E.R.S. after-school program at Medina MS, we conduct a our monthly "Breakfast with the Ques" mentoring program at East Linden ES. We also provide monetary donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and participate in some CUL and African-American Male Wellness Agency program activities. Eta Nu Nu also supports both the Simba and Malakai Black programs.

Additionally, Eta Nu Nu is currently working with the Juvenile Intervention Center to introduce program activities to the incarcerated.


VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION & MOBILIZATION - Chapters facilitate and participate in activities that uplift their communities through the power of the vote.