ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 27, 2011) – Today, Governor Martin O’Malley issued a proclamation declaring July 27, 2011, “Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Day” in honor of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Centennial Grand Conclave, which is being held this week in Washington, DC. In recognition of the proclamation, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown issued the following statement:
“For 100 years, the upstanding members of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity have dedicated themselves to developing young men into future leaders, improving their communities and championing the cause of equality throughout our nation. Through its principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift, Omega Psi Phi continues to have a profound impact on campuses and communities throughout the State of Maryland, including critical efforts to promote strong fathers in the African American community. I commend Governor O’Malley for recognizing this important occasion and I wish Omega Psi continued success for the next 100 years and beyond.”
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated was founded on November 17, 1911 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. The organization has been committed to the betterment of the community through its scholarship and social action programs and other initiatives. The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity has initiated over 130,000 men into its ranks, including Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Congressman James Clyburn and current Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III. Maryland is home to 16 undergraduate and graduate chapters of Omega Psi Phi. A scan of the proclamation can be found attached.