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Omega Psi Phi

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General

Omega Psi Phi fraternity, was the second national African-American fraternity to be founded at a historically black college when it was established on November 17, 1911, at Howard University. Howard University did not initially recognize the fraternity as a national organization and Omega Psi Phi's leadership refused to only accept local recognition for the organization. So, the fraternity operated without official sanction, until the university withdrew its opposition in 1914. Omega Psi Phi was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on October 28, 1914. By 1920, the fraternity had 10 chapters.

Nickname: Q's or Omegas

WKU Chapter: Gamma Theta

Founding Date: November 17, 1911

Original Charter at WKU:  1969

Color: Charcoal Royal Purple &  Old Gold

Mascot/Symbol: Lamp

Philanthropy: United Negro College Fund

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