In a momentous celebration, the Nu Omega Detroit Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is commemorating its centennial as a cornerstone of service and leadership within the Detroit community. Established in 1923, the chapter holds the distinction of having one of the oldest continuously owned properties in the fraternity’s history, with its historic Omega House located at 235 East Ferry, Detroit, Michigan. As the largest chapter in the 10th District and one of the largest in the entire fraternity, Nu Omega Chapter has continually upheld its commitment to the betterment of Detroit’s African American community.
Over the past century, the men of Nu Omega have actively engaged in numerous projects aimed at enhancing the lives of Detroit’s citizens. Their sponsorship of initiatives such as granting college scholarship awards to deserving students and conducting a national talent hunt to identify students with exceptional musical talents, have exemplified the fraternity’s continuous support for education and youth. Over the years, the chapter has generously donated more than $500,000 to the United Negro College Fund.
To shed light on the chapter’s activities for this momentous occasion, American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson had an engaging conversation with Dr. Michael Carrauthers, the chair of the anniversary committee and a past Nu Omega Basileus. Dr. Carrauthers delved into the rich history of the fraternity, highlighting its enduring commitment to service and leadership. The interview also explored the impressive accomplishments of some of Omega Psi Phi’s well-known Detroit members, emphasizing their contributions to the local community.
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