Greek Name: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Chapter: Theta Omicron Chapter
Nickname: “The Ques”, “The Bruhz”
Motto: Friendship is Essential to the Soul
Cardinal Principals: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift
Philanthropy: United Negro College Fund, Red Cross, Stride, Aspiration, National Urban League, Talent Hunt Program, Achievement Week, Voter Registration, NAACP
National Founding Date: November 17, 1911
Chapter Founding Date: 1955
Omega Psi Phi is an international fraternity and is the first African-American national fraternity to be founded at a historically black college. Omega Psi Phi was founded on November 17, 1911 by three undergraduate students and one faculty adviser at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The fraternity has worked to build a strong and effective force of men dedicated to its Cardinal Principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. The men of Omega have made a strong commitment to serving the community at large through many different philanthropic and service oriented events. The Theta Omicron Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. has been in existence in Rochester since 1955. Our mission is to provide undergraduate students in the Rochester area meaningful and informative programs that cater to their scholarly and extracurricular needs. We seek to build a firm relationship with the surrounding Rochester community through programs such as our Talent Hunt program, Project Stride, and Voter Registration. Some of our other programs have ranged from political open forums such as, "Black Militancy in the Age of Obama" to social/educational events such as The Annual Langston Hughes Poetry slam. We have also held Domestic Violence Workshops, Donated Scholarships to Local College Bound High School Students, and voter conducted Registration and Blood Drives. Through our service and leadership by example we strive to serve the campuses and Rochester community as best we can.