Basileus Al Georges
Al Georges became the 37th Basileus of the Omicron Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Fraternity, Inc., on November 1, 2023. Al is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. A Bachelors Degree, at a minimum, is required to be a member of Omicron Phi.
Basileus - Al Georges
Vice Basileus - Stacey Gadson
Keeper of Records and Seal - Isaiah Thomas
Assistant KRS - Kevin Crawford II
Keeper of Finance - Leo Johnson
Assistant KF - Shawn Capers
Reporter - Tony Nelson
Assistant Reporter - Sherrod Wade
Keeper of Peace - Willie Davis
Counselor - Kent Lesesne
Chaplain - Charles Riley
Immediate Past Basileus - Doyle Covert
Observed each November to recognize those individuals who have contributed to community uplift. A High School Essay Contest is also held during Achievement Week.
College Endowment Fund
Each year the fraternity gives at least $50,000 to historically black college and universities for provide philanthropic support.
Fatherhood & Mentoring
Chapters play an active role in the promotion of the Fraternity’s Fatherhood Mentoring initiative.
Chapters support activities that promote good health practices, such as the Charles Drew Blood Drive and American Diabetes Association.
On March 12th each year, chapters conduct a memorial service to pay tribute to those members who have gained their wings.
Chapters are required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP.
Reclamation And Retention
Chapters make concerted effort to retain active brothers and return inactive brothers to full participatory status.
Graduate chapters provide financial assistance and scholarships to high school and college students.
Chapters host social action activities such as Assault on Illiteracy, Habitat for Humanity, and Mentoring.
The Fraternity’s STEM initiatives are designed to get students across the world involved with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Talent Hunt Program
Chapters host a program for young people participating in the performing arts. Winners are awarded monetary awards.
Voter Registration, Education, Mobilization
Chapters host activities that uplift their communities through the power of the vote.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college.
On the evening of November 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi was founded inside the Science Building (later renamed Thirkield Hall) at Howard University located in Washington, D.C. The founders were three undergraduates — Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Ernest Everett Just.
From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, “friendship is essential to the soul“, the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto.
Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift were adopted as Cardinal Principles.
The Omicron Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was chartered on November 17, 1926, by the 15th Grand Conclave meeting in Chicago, IL.
The founding Brothers were the honorable Dr. D.K. Jenkins, Dr. D.D. Counts and Dr. H.H. Cooper.
The chapter grew rapidly to twenty members composed of Doctors, Lawyers, Ministers, Educators, etc. from the greater Columbia area.
Bro. Dr. D.K. Jenkins* - 1929 - 1932
Bro. Dr. H.H. Cooper* - 1932 - 1935
Bro. Guerney Nelson* - 1935- 1938
Bro. H.H. Cooper* - 1938 - 1940
Bro, Johnny Martin* - 1940 - 1945
Bro. Dr. T.B. Jones* - 1945 - 1949
Bro. Harold Boulware*++ - 1949 - 1954
Bro. Lincoln Jenkins, Jr.* - 1954 - 1956
Bro. Ralph H. Haile, Sr.* - 1956 - 1958
Bro. Noble P. Cooper, St.* - 1958 - 1963
Bro. Charles Brooks, Sr.*++ - 1963 - 1968
Bro. Ernest Evans - 1968 - 1972
Bro. Isiah E. McGraw* - 1972 - 1975
Bro. Harold White* - 1975 - 1977
Bro. Moses Clarkson* - 1977 - 1978
Bro. Leon Babridge*++ - 1978 - 1981
Bro. Dr. Henry Marshall* - 1981-1983
Bro. Charles Gary - 1983 - 1987
Bro. Dr. Willie L. Long* - 1987 - 1987
Bro. Dr. Clarence Hill - 1987 - 1989
Bro. Edward E. Baker - 1989 - 1991
Bro. H. Vincent Ford* - 1991 - 1993
Bro. Raymond Buxton, II - 1993 - 1995
Bro. Jonathan Davis - 1995 - 1997
Bro. James C. Brown - 1997 - 2000
Bro. Oliver Ferguson - 2000 - 2002
Bro. Darryl A. Jackson - 2002 - 2004
Bro. Cedric Luckey - 2004 - 2006
Bro. Charles Marshall, III - 2006 - 2009
Bro. Melvin Miller - 2009 - 2011
Bro. Eduardo Barbee - 2011 - 2013
Bro. Johnathan E. Chambers - 2013 - 2015
Bro. Kendrick Chiles - 2015 - 2017
Bro. Roscoe D. Patterson - 2017 - 2019
Bro. Shannon Legree - 2019 - 2021
Bro. Doyle Covert - 2021 - 2023
++Former District Representative