At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternal organization received a proclamation recognizing Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Week.

The proclamation states that Omega Psi Phi is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated was founded at Howard University in Washington D.C. on November 17, 1911, by undergraduates Oscar James Cooper, M.D., Frank Coleman, Ph.D., and Edgar Amos Love, D.D., and their faculty advisor Ernest Everett Just, Ph.D. The Psi Upsilon Chapter was chartered at the Patterson Center in Lawton, Oklahoma, on July 5, 1952.

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has maintained a commitment to the betterment of mankind, the enhancement of the community, and the enrichment of collegiate men through dedication to its cardinal principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift.

The Psi Upsilon Chapter has carried out the goals of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in the Lawton-Fort Sill Community by participating in events to uplift the community, including voter registration, scholarship programs, and youth mentorship programs.

During the Fraternity’s Achievement Week Celebration, the Psi Upsilon Chapter will celebrate more than 71 years of service to the Lawton-Fort Sill Community in many fields of endeavor.

The Psi Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will commemorate its contributions and promote its continued success during its Achievement Week Activities during the week of November 12 through November 18, with November 17 being Psi Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Day.

Thank you to the Psi Upsilon Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., for all you do for the Lawton-Fort Sill community!