The value of our Fraternity is not in numbers, but in men, in real brotherhood. Eight men thoroughly immersed in the true Omega spirit are far greater assets than eighty with lukewarm enthusiasm.

ā€¯Walter Herbert Mazyck (Alpha 1916)
Grand Keeper of Records & Seal
The Oracle, March 1925 (Vol. III, No. 1


Epsilon Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated was chartered March 23, 1973 originally in Media, Pa. The Chapter was organized by Brothers: Jesse Williams, Jr., William C. Shumake, J. Paul Stephens, Meredith Chaplin, Jr. (Omega Chapter), Juan R. Baughn, Johnnie Ponzie (Omega Chapter), John R. Lay, Lawrence Charleston, Jr., and Brad Lewis (Omega Chapter).

In Fall 1973, Epsilon Pi assisted with the process to charter the Alpha Eta Chapter which occurred on September 17, 1974. Because of unknown circumstances Epsilon Pi became dormant after several meetings. The Chapter remained dormant until the spring of 1981.


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The founders were three Howard University undergraduates, -- Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Dr. 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.