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A Message from the Basileus


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On behalf of the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota Chapter, it is my distinct honor and privilege to welcome you to our "virtual frat house".


Our website provides information pertaining to our community-based programs and fundraising events that are designed to service the needs of the community.  Iota has proudly served Chicago for over 95 years.  It is our commitment to continue to bring relevant community service projects in the areas of social action, education, economic empowerment, and health initiatives to ensure that the needs are met in the communities in which we serve and live.


Iota is the FIRST graduate chapter established by the Fraternity.  The Brothers in this chapter are truly making a difference in our community, the workplace, and in our beloved Fraternity.  In support of our cardinal principles; Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift, we will remain consistent and committed to being leaders of change.  Iota is a proud member of the Tenth District (IL, IN, MI, MN, WI) and is currently recognized as “The Tenth District Small Chapter of the Year”.  So, if you are a Fraternity Brother looking for a chapter to call home give Iota a look. If you are a member of the community looking for a partner to help improve the lives of Black folks and underserved communities, give Iota a look as well.


I thank you for visiting our website and ask that you come back soon to see what new community-based programs or fundraising events we have planned in Chicago.  God bless you and your family. 

Long Live The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Iota Chapter!

Melvin T. Hargrett, Ed.D