OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC.
BETA ALPHA ALPHA PROGRAMS

ACHIEVEMENT WEEK - Originally designed to promote the study of Negro life and history. Today, Achievement Week is used to seek out and give due recognition to those individuals at the local and national level who have made a noteworthy contribution toward improving the quality of life for black Americans (see also National High School Essay Contest).

 

SCHOLARSHIP - The Scholarship Program is intended to promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters are expected to provide financial assistance to student members and non-members. A portion of the fraternity's national budget is allocated to the Scholarship Fund now called the Charles R. Drew Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

NATIONAL SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAM - A committee coordinates the multifaceted program of the chapter. Most chapters are involved in voter registration, "getting-out-the-vote'," support of the NAACP, the National Urban League and hundreds of other programs .

 

TALENT HUNT PROGRAM - Originated in the Sixth District (North Carolina and South Carolina) and made its debut at the 1953 Cincinnati Grand Conclave. This program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people. Currently, some participants at the national level are awarded college scholarships.

 

RECLAMATION - Concerted effort at the national, district, and local levels to return inactive brothers to full participatory status.

 

ASSAULT ON ILLITERACY PROGRAM (AOIP) - A . O . I . P . had its conceptual roots established in January of 1980, when a group of publishers associated with Black Media, Inc. (BMI) was made aware that approximately 44% of black Americans could neither read nor comprehend beyond the 4th grade. Omega Psi Phi and numerous other national organizations joined together to attack and ultimately reduce and eradicate illiteracy among blacks through reading tutorial programs.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS PROJECT - A program designed to provide services to senior citizens. Each Omega Chapter adopts a senior citizen home and implements various programs to enhance the lives of the residents. Additionally, each chapter brother serves as a "foster grandson" to one or more residents.

 

"OMEGA MEN OF EXCELLENCE" - A program designed to promote excellence in black male youth.

 

 

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