Honoring The Divine Nine: The Mu Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Kala Washington, Social Media Director | February 12, 2022

Duane Smith, a recent graduate and Spring 2021 initiate into the Mu Psi Chapter considers himself a member of the “greatest fraternity in the world.” He explains that it is a membership to live up to and that it can lead individuals to do great things for their community. 

“Being part of the Mu Psi Chapter meant a lot of reaching back,” Smith said. “It means giving back to not only kids but also reaching back to older members of the chapter to develop relationships with those that came before us.”

The Mu Psi Chapter was established by Asa T. Spaulding, Henry Spruill, Waldo Faulkner and Dr. Warmoth T. Gibbs. 

The Mu Psi Chapter has initiated notable members of history. Ronald McNair, an astronaut and physicist, was initiated into the chapter in Spring 1969.

Terrence Jenkins, better known as Terrence J is an actor and entertainment reporter. During his matriculation at A&T, he served as Student Government Association president and was initiated into Mu Psi in Spring 2004. Recently, Mu Psi added nineteen men to their chapter in Spring 2021.

John Faison, Jr., a senior architectural engineering student is a Spring 2021 initiate into the Mu Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He currently serves as Vice Basileus of the chapter. To him, being a member of this organization means service to both his community and his brothers. 

“At the end of the day, we’re a group of like-minded individuals trying to reach a certain goal,” Faison said. “We’re there for each other.” 

Faison grew up around Omega men after his father obtained membership when he was 10-months-old. Since then, he sees the effects of the fraternity in his everyday life. 

“Becoming a member [of the] Mu Psi Chapter has pushed me to be better,” Faison said. “I had to get out of my comfort zone to [bring] success to the chapter. I feel like it has pushed me to be a better person.”