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An unincorporated affiliate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Bro. Ricardo A. Williams, Basileus
Established August 17, 1920 / Chicago Charter: November 1, 1923

A printable, paper scholarship application, plus application instructions, are available by clicking the Documents tab. Chicago Public School students can CLICK HERE to complete the scholarship application online at the AcademicWorks! website.

Thank you for visiting the official web site of the Iota Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is an organizational Brotherhood of which Iota Chapter is one of more than 750 chapters worldwide.

was established on the night of August 17, 1920 in Atlantic City, NJ. The chapter charter was transferred from Atlantic City to the University of Chicago and established as an undergraduate chapter on November 1, 1923.

In May 1957 the Iota Chapter charter was re-designated as a citywide chapter, then on July 12, 1995, re-chartered and returned to its original designation as a graduate chapter.

Since then, Iota Chapter has continued to operate as an award-winning graduate chapter
, and enjoying a rich history of service to both the Fraternity and the City of Chicago.


That mission and service continues today in the form of social service projects for worthy causes, from volunteerism and mentoring to fundraising and philanthropic giving through scholarships and other means, all centered around social action activities in and for Chicago's Black community.

<<<< ANNOUNCING JOMS 2018 >>>>

6th Annual
Chicagoland Joint Omega Worship & Memorial Service

Greetings Brothers,

I greet you in the name of the Supreme Basileus, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We look forward with anticipation toward our 6th Annual Chicagoland Joint Omega Worship & Memorial Service. The Divine continues to bless our Fraternity on all fronts and we take time to worship The Lord as we memorialize our Brothers who have transitioned to Omega Chapter.  We give God "Praise" for how he has expanded participation in this worship experience!

This is a public service. Bring your family and invite your friends. Reception is immediately following the service at
New Faith Baptist Church International.


Bro. Rev. Richard C. Keller, Jr.

Coordinator, JOMS 2018

Tenth District Chaplain

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Honoring Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Founder

Ernest Everett Just (PhD 1916)

Dear Brothers of Omega, Colleagues and Friends

Please save the date for April 18, 2018, at 4 p.m. to honor the legacy of pioneering African American biologist E. E. Just (PhD 1916). Kenneth Manning, PhD, will deliver a lecture honoring Just, followed by a reception at the Smart Museum. Manning is the Thomas Meloy Professor of Rhetoric and the History of Writing at MIT and author of Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just.

We are pleased to announce that a room will be dedicated to honor Just in the Erman Biology Center at 1103 E. 57th Street.  Chicago artist Stephen Flemister will create a portrait of Just for the room. Flemister, who was an Artist in Residence in 2016-2017 at the University’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, was commissioned by the Just Working Group in collaboration with the Multicultural Graduate Community. He works in sculpture, print media, and new media.

Just was a pioneer during his day, one of a handful of African American biological scientists and one of the first African Americans to earn a PhD from the University of Chicago. (This group also includes Georgiana Simpson [AB1911, PhD1921], recently honored with a bust in the Reynolds Club.) It was no accident that Just was in zoology; professors Warden Clyde Allee and Frank Lillie (Just’s mentor and a future Dean of the Biological Sciences Division) actively recruited African American students in zoology and marine biology.


Victoria Prince

Dean and Director, Graduate Affairs
Professor, Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy

***February 2018 Meeting & Chapter Photo Rescheduled... plus Meeting Location Change***
The February 9th chapter meeting and photo was cancelled due to snow but has been rescheduled, and will be in a different location.  The meeting will now take place on TUESDAY, February 20, 2018 at 7:00pm on the campus of Chicago State University, Cordell Reid Student Union Building Conference Room A on the 1st floor.

The Iota Chapter photo will also be taken so please arrive on time so we can finish on time and take the picture! You must be dressed appropriately to be included in the photo: dark suit or sport jacket, collared shirt and tie. NO EXCEPTIONS!


Iota Chapter meets the second Friday of each month from 7pm until 9pm on the campus of
The University of Chicago, Cobb Hall Room 115
5811 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago IL 60637

Brothers are encouraged to attend to fellowship, get informed, become financial and get involved!

NOTE: Meeting location soon changing to another campus venue. New location will be posted here when confirmed.

Iota Chapter is one of four graduate chapters in the city of Chicago that comprise the "Chicago Ques". Links to the other websites are available below. While we would hope your chapter of choice would be Iota, every Brother is encouraged to make contact, choose a chapter home and become financial.

Sigma Omega Chapter
Established October 1, 1923
Rho Gamma Gamma Chapter
Established March 1, 1987
Rho Mu Mu Chapter
Established September 6, 2011

There are also six (6) additional chapters of the Fraternity in the Chicago Metro Area and Brothers are encouraged to make contact if their location is more convenient.

Mu Xi Chapter - Glen Ellyn
Established March 11, 1977

Rho Tau Chapter - Gurnee
Nu Pi Chapter - Joliet
Established March 9, 1974

Omicron Mu Mu Chapter - Lansing

Established September 6, 2011



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