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OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college.
On the evening of November 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi was founded inside the Science Building (later renamed Thirkield Hall) at Howard University located in Washington, D.C.
Thirkield Hall, Howard University
The founders were three undergraduates -- Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman.
Joining them was their faculty adviser, Ernest Everett Just.
From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, "friendship is essential to the soul",the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto.
Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift were adopted as Cardinal Principles.
OUR MOST HONORABLE FOUNDERS
Hon. Bishop Edgar Amos Love
1891 - 1974
Hon. Dr. Oscar James Cooper
1888 - 1972
Hon. Prof. Frank Coleman
1890 - 1967
Hon. Dr. Ernest Everett Just
1883 - 1941
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