The value of our Fraternity is not in numbers, but in men, in real brotherhood. Eight men thoroughly immersed in the true Omega spirit are far greater assets than eighty with luke-warm enthusiasm.
”Walter Herbert Mazyck (Alpha 1916)
Grand Keeper of Records & Seal
The Oracle, March 1925 (Vol. III, No. 1
"Rho Iota Iota chapter was chartered on Fort Wainwright Army Post in Fairbanks, Alaska on August 7, 1992. Rho Iota Iota Charter members were Brothers Sylvester Barnwell, Edward "Ed" Brown, Craig Chalmers, Hugh "Lee" Elmore, Percy W. Ford, Sr., Marcus Oliver, Steven B. Slade, Anthony J. Spence, Eddie Stephens, Wayne Stevens and Robert "Bob" Thomas."
The Strength of our Chapter lies In The diversity of our membership. We have Brothers of various ages and professional backgrounds in Military Service, Law, Medicine, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Finance, Politics, Law Enforcement, Education and Non-Profit Leadership.
The Brothers of Rho Iota Iota Chapter are proud to be a part of the Long Beach County Community supporting wide range of educational and humanitarian activities.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The founders were three Howard University undergraduates, -- Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Dr. 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.