Beta Alpha Alpha Chapter
A Brief History

During the Spring and Summer of 1978, nine Brothers rich in the history and spirit of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., felt the calling to create a new chapter of their illustrious fraternity.

They envisioned a chapter that would be located in the City of White Plains, NY, the geographic and governmental center of Westchester County. The chapter would be established as a lifetime membership chapter . Life members represent the pinnacle of commitment and dedication to the fraternity; pledging their life to being an active member of Omega, exhibiting her ideals and principles in his all aspects of life. A life membership chapter would radiate a degree of passion, experience and vision that would be unique in the fraternity.

Beta Alpha Alpha Chapter (BAA) was awarded it's charter on September 18, 1978. The charter members were: Thad Conyers, Willie Faulkner, Dr. William Griffin, Harry Jefferson, Jr., Dr. Alphonso Patterson, Fernell Patterson, Jacques Weaver, Archie Williams, Jr. and William Wimbush. Today, life members comprise over a third of the chapter's membership.

Since its beginning in 1978, Beta Alpha Alpha's members and programs have grown. The chapter has delivered or supported youth programs, voter registration drives, senior citizen projects, health fairs, talent hunts, achievement recognition programs and other activities that provide uplift to our community.

BAA established the not-for-profit Beta Alpha Alpha Foundation, Inc. in 1992, which at its annual Scholarship Breakfast, awards thousands of dollars in college scholarships to graduating male African-American and Latino high school students. Over the past forty years, the chapter and the foundation have awarded scholarships to over 175 promising college-bound students.

Beta Alpha Alpha's contributions have been numerous and far-reaching. The future of BAA represents continued opportunities to creatively address the needs of the community that positively impacting the lives of those it serves.

 

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