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File #: 18-6988    Version: 1 Name: HONORING MEN OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/8/2018 In control: Deer
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action: 11/13/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED MEN OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY INC. FOR THEIR FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION WHEREAS, On the evening of November 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 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; and WHEREAS, 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; and WHEREAS, The Cardinal Principles of Omega Psi Phi are Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift; and WHEREAS, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college; and WHEREAS, Notable members include Michael Jordan, Langston Hughes, Percy Julian, Tom Joyner,...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), DENNIS DEER
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE DISTINGUISHED MEN OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY INC. FOR THEIR FOUNDER'S DAY CELEBRATION

WHEREAS, On the evening of November 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 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; and

WHEREAS, 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; and

WHEREAS, The Cardinal Principles of Omega Psi Phi are Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift; and

WHEREAS, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college; and

WHEREAS, Notable members include Michael Jordan, Langston Hughes, Percy Julian, Tom Joyner, L Douglas Wilder, and Cook County's own Robert B. Steele, Dennis Deer and John Roberson; and

WHEREAS, Everyone life has been touched by a Man of Omega Psi Phi, one member, Dr. Charles Drew, perfected the use of blood plasma, which led to the establishment of Blood Banks. These Blood Banks save millions of lives every year; and

WHEREAS, Members are Politicians, Scientists, Mentors, Fathers, Entrepreneurs, Entertainers, and Community Leaders. Members include the First African-American Olympian, William DeHart Hubbard and Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who established what we know today as Black History Month; and

WHEREAS, There are ten active Chapters Chartered in Cook County, Sigma Omega, Iota, Epsilon Eta, Rho Gamma Gamma, Theta Kappa Kappa, Chi Lambda Lambda, Omicron Mu Mu, and Rho Mu Mu, Mu XI, NU PI; and

WHEREAS, Every year, these Chapters donate over $100,000 in scholarships to high school students, donate hundreds of pints of blood, Mentors young people, and contributes over ...

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