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Bro. Melvin T. Hargrett, Ed.D., Basileus
Omega's First Graduate Chapter - Established August 17, 1920
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2020 Scholarship Fund Drive

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2020 Service Award Winners 

Pictured is Iota Chapter Basileus Bro. Melvin Hargrett, Ed.D. (l), presenting the 2019 Omega Man of the Year award for Iota Chapter to Bro. Rick Williams, Tenth District State Representative for IL, and Iota Chapter's Immediate Past Basileus.

Achievement Week 2019

Basileus Hargrett, along with Iota Chapter's Community and Civic Affairs Committee chairman Bro. Eric Davis (r), presenting the 2019 Citizen of the Year award for Iota Chapter to Frank Brim, theBASE Chicago, and Founding Director, Garfield Park Little League.


Past Basileus Breakfast & Fellowship 
February 8, 2020

Iota Chapter is Omega's first graduate Chapter founded on August 17, 1920... and the Brothers in Iota will be celebrating the chapter's 100 Year Centennial throughout 2020.

To help commemorate the Centennial, several monthly events had been planned during the year leading up to the now cancelled Centennial Weekend activities this August.

The photos show attendees at the first: Past Basileus Breakfast - which is one of two events held for past Iota Chapter Basilei (Presidents) to meet for breakfast.

l-r: Dennis Anderson (2009-11); Fulton Nolen (1974-75); Melvin Hargrett (current Basileus); Rick Williams (2016-19); Andre Garner (2007-09); Melvin Slater (1997-99); Kenny Coles (1995-97); Greg Jackson (2011-13); George Henton - seated (2015-16).

In the first photo seated to the right of Bro. Henton is Bro. Ed Junkins, a past winner in the Annual Taste of Omega competition and our breakfast host... and owner of The Good Life Soul Food Cafe located 11142 S. Halsted Street in the Morgan Park/ Mount Vernon community.

February 29, 2020

Once safe to do so, Brothers from Iota Chapter as well as from any of the Chicago-area chapters are invited and encouraged to come out to enjoy a meal, while having a rich learning experience of Omega in Chicago over the decades from past Iota Chapter Basilei.

An interesting note is that the oldest-known past Basileus of the chapter is Bro. Byron Legardy (1966-67) and he is still an active member of the chapter and recognized as a Golden Bridge Builder! Bro. Fulton Nolen is also recognized as a Golden Bridge Builder with Bro. Bruce Montgomery scheduled for installation at his 50 Year Anniversary in 2021.

Seated: Ron Fowler (1972-73); Row 2 (l-r): Ron Wright (2003-05; Dennis Anderson (2009-11); Dwayne Digby (1982-83); Rick Williams (2016-19); Melvin Slater (1997-99); Fulton Nolen (1974-75); Bruce Montgomery, Centennial Committee Chairman; Row 3 (l-r): Melvin Hargrett (current Basileus); Kenny Coles (1995-97); Angelo Chavers (1973-74); Andre Garner (2007-09).

In the first photo standing in the rear on the left with the black cap is Bro. H. John Ball, first Basileus of Chi Lambda Lambda Chapter in Matteson, IL from 2005-07. He is currently the Tenth District Rules Committee Chairman.

In Celebration

Upcoming Member Birthdays & Wedding Anniversaries
Member Birthdays & Wedding Anniversaries

Kappa Chapter Centennial (1920)

Kappa Chapter shares somewhat of a similar story as Iota Chapter. Kappa was founded at West Virginia State Collegiate Institute in 1920. However, less than a year later was inactive - with the Chapter name being reassigned to Syracuse/Colgate Universities on February 18, 1922.

Like the Brothers in Chicago with Iota, the Brothers at Syracuse can celebrate their centennial based on the original charter date of Kappa (1920) recognizing its full history.

Lambda Chapter Centennial (1920)

Lambda Chapter shares a similar path as Kappa but with a twist. Lambda was established in Norfolk, VA in November 1920 as Omega's second graduate Chapter.

When the convention "Omega" was designated for graduate Chapters in 1922, Lambda immediately became Lambda Omega and the designation of Lambda was reassigned to the University of Southern California on May 3, 1923.

"BOMB Campaign"
Support our "BOMBing Runs "... Buy From OMEGA OWNED Or BLACK OWNED Restaurants!

Upcoming "BOMBings"


Previous "BOMBings"

May 1st - 3rd : The Good Life Soul Food Cafe - 11142 S. Halsted St (Chicago)
May 8th - 10th : Eat & Run - 1733 W 87th St (Chicago)
May 15th - 17th : Shawn Michelle's Homemade Ice Cream - 46 E. 47th St (Chicago)
May 15th - 17th : Batter & Berries (pop-up at Shawn Michelle's) - 2748 N. Lincoln Ave (Chicago)
May 22nd - 24th : I-94 Ribs  Food Truck - Exit 71A off I-94 in Menards Parking Lot (Dolton)




2020 Iota Scholarship Winners
A. Gray $2K - Lindblom HS
W. McClendan $2K - Whitney Young HS
L. Cutts $2K -  M.L. King HS
C. Dunson $2K -  Whitney Young HS
C. Young $2K -  Whitney Young HS
2019 High School Essay Contest Winners

Mr. J. Greene - Kenwood HS
Ms. J. Richardson-  Kenwood HS
Ms. J. Green -  Lindblom HS

Brother's Award Scholarship
A. Bryant $2K
S Shore International College Prep HS


Golden Bridge Builders
Class of  April 2021 
Bro. Richard C. Keller, Jr. - Iota '71
Bro.  Bruce E. Montgomery - Iota '71
Mr. Frank Brim, Founding Director
Garfield Park Little League



Bro. Ricardo A. Williams


" D & D Sessions "

"Demonstration & Discussion Sessions" have been planned. Sessions will be held periodically on Wednesday evening. Each session will cover a single topic and last up to ONE HOUR - beginning at 7pm Central. The topics will be a "flavor of the day" format, submitted in advance by the membership, focusing on fraternal education & brotherhood building. Topics will include: Website NavigationIota Chapter HistoryQue Lore vs. The FactsChapter, District & Fraternity OperationsBylaws Robert's Rules of Order. Every session is moderated and visual aids can be a part of each session. Sessions will be repeated due to circumstance or by request.

Login credentials to all D&D Sessions will be provided to each chapter member through an email invitation. Participation is optional,but encouraged. Topics requested for discussion as determined by the membership should be submitted to the Iota Chapter Ques using the chapter email at:

Check Upcoming Events below for D&D Session dates, topics and thumbnail descriptions.

IOTA CHAPTER'S D&D Zoom Sessions are open to all  FRATERNITY Brothers. Email login requests to:


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Time To Get Financial !

Iota Chapter Ques

Next Chapter Meeting:

Friday August 14th - 7pm
ZOOM Teleconference


VISITING BROTHERS wanting to attend the Iota Chapter Zoom Meeting must first contact the Basileus to receive login credentials.
Send an email to:

We usually meet the 2nd Friday of each month from 7pm until 9pm. Brothers are encouraged to attend chapter meetings to get informed, get involved, 
become financial and to enjoy fellowship before and after the meetings. Iota Chapter is one of 4 graduate and 2 undergraduate chapters within the city of Chicago. Links to each chapter's websites (if available) are below. We hope your chapter of choice is Iota, but every Brother is encouraged to choose a chapter home and become financial! As a member of the Fraternity you took an oath, and you have a responsibility as a member to be financial... and only financial membership has it's privileges! Remember...
"excuses are tools of the incompetent, used to build bridges to nowhere and monuments of nothingness"

...or get financial with any chapter of the Chicago Ques

Sigma Omega Chapter
Established October 1, 1923
Bro. Jesse L. Mathews III, Basileus
Rho Gamma Gamma Chapter
Established March 1, 1987
Bro.  Robert "Tony" Harris, Basileus
Rho Mu Mu Chapter
Established September 6, 2011
Bro. Jason Poindexter, Basileus


Epsilon Eta Chapter
Chicago State University

Established February 18, 1975
Kappa Mu Chapter
University of Illinois at Chicago


Additional graduate chapters of the Fraternity in the Metro Area. Brothers are encouraged to make contact if their location is more convenient:

Rho Tau - Gurnee
Established 1961
Bro. William C. King, Basileus

Chi Lambda Lambda - Matteson
Established December 7, 2004
Bro. Fred Arnold, Basileus
Nu Pi - Joliet
Established March 9, 1974
Bro. Kevin Iverson, Basileus

Theta Kappa Kappa - Evanston
Established 2010
Bro. Dennis M. Oglesby, Basileus
Mu Xi - Glen Ellyn
Established March 11, 1977
Bro. Daryl Hopkins, Basileus



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2018 Founders Banquet

Upcoming Events
Queversaries & Events

1. Fourth in the series on, "Who Was First?" - Click here: FRAT NEWS.
2. One hundred seventy-nine (179) Oracle's added with publication dates between 1922 and 2017 - Click here: Document Library in the ORACLES folder.
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