Last But Not Least
And This You Know Why
We asked our cold steppin' brothers of
Omega Psi Phi
If you had to choose your sisters,
Which one's would you pick,
They said, "What kind of question is that?
You KNOW Delta's IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning "friendship is essential to the soul,"the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. The phrase was selected as the motto.Manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift were adopted as cardinal principles. A decision was made regarding the design for the pin and emblem,and thus ended the first meeting of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity .
The next meeting was conducted on November 23, 1911. Edgar Love becamethe first Grand Basileus (National President). Cooper and Coleman were selected Grandkeeper of the Records (National Secretary) and Grandkeeper of Seals (National Treasurer), respectively. Eleven Howard Universityundergraduate men were selected as charter members. Frank Coleman and his brothers supported Edna Brown and her twenty one classmates at Howard University when they decided to form the first Sorority composed of colored women to apply to the Trustees of any University for the right to become an incorporated body. The result was Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Edna Brown and Frank Coleman eventually married thus creating a special link between the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.