On Friday evening, November 17, 1911, three Howard University undergraduate students, with assistance of their faculty adviser, gave birth to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. This event occurred in the office of biology Professor Ernest E. Just, the faculty adviser, in the Science Hall (now known as Thirkield Hall). The three students were Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper and Frank Coleman. From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning "friendship is essential to the soul," the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. The phrase was selected as the motto. Manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift were adopted as cardinal principles.
On April 19 2007, six young men exemplifying the principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift were initiated into the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Their names were Gregory Curry, Michael Bivins, Christopher Thompson, Stephen DeCoteau, Desmond Demps and Tyrone Potter. These men would establish The Mighty Persevering Alpha Delta Mu Chapter chartered on March 31, 2008, This chapter will continue to produce men of high education and standards that will forever have a positive effect on their campus, community, city, state of Florida and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
The mission of the University of North Florida Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is to revitalize the Greek spirit on campus. Through various service programs, the members of this organization will actively seek avenues to improve the status of the community. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. places a strong emphasis on education and will only accept young educated men with high aspirations. For it is said: NOT EVERY GREAT MAN IS AN OMEGA BUT EVERY OMEGA IS A GREAT MAN!
The Alpha Delta Mu Chapter has been Awarded Scholarship Chapter of the Year twice and Social Action of the Year in the short amount of time since it was charted in 2008 and strives to achieve more awards and accolades in the near future.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Alpha Delta Mu Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, it is recommended that you contact a brother on campus and notify him of your interest.