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A List Of Celebrity Members of Omega Psi Phi

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Omega Psi Phi was founded on November 17, 1911 on the campus of Howard University by Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. The name was derived from the initials of the Greek phrase Omega Psi Phi meaning, “friendship is essential to the soul.” That phrase was also selected as the motto for the fraternity.

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Since its inception in 1911, Omega Psi Phi has been a staple on college campuses around the country. Their ideals of attracting and building strong leaders of men has been passed on for generations. 

Many notable members are leaders in many different walks of life including the arts, academics, athletics, entertainment, business, civil rights, education, government, and science fields.

In 1930, Omega Psi Phi joined the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a collective of nine historically Black fraternities and sororities also called the Divine Nine, or  Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs).

The founding members of the NPHC were Alpha Kappa AlphaKappa Alpha PsiOmega Psi PhiDelta Sigma Theta, and Zeta Phi Beta. This organization was created to pomote interaction through forums, meetings, and other media for the exchange of information, and engage in cooperative programming and initiatives throughout the world. There are currently 2.5 million members in the NPHC.

The list of notable Omega Psi Phi members is filled with some of the most successfull and brightest Black men America has ever seen. Below we spotlight some celebrities you may or may not have known pledged Omega Psi Phi.

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Motto: “Friendship is Essential to the Soul”

Colors: Purple and Gold

Symbol: Lamp

Here is a list of some celebrity members below:

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1. Tom Joyner

Tom Joyner

Lambda Epsilon

2. Rickey Smiley

Rickey Smiley Source:Reach Media

Psi Rho

3. D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley Source:Urban One

D.L. Hughley is an honorary member of Omega Psi Phi. 

4. Wanya Morris (L)

Wanya Morris (L) Source:Getty

Special Intake (Tau Tau)

5. AJ Calloway (R)

AJ Calloway (R) Source:Getty

Tau Chi

6. Terrance J

Terrance J Source:Getty

Mu Psi

7. Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson Source:Getty

Pi Psi

8. Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O'Neal Source:Leroy Hamilton for SHAQUILLE’S /AEG / L.A. LIVE - Capra Photography

Grand Chapter
(Special Intake)

9. Michael Jordan (L)

Michael Jordan (L) Source:Getty

Omicron Alpha

10. Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes Source:Getty


11. Joe Torry

Joe Torry Source:Joe Torry

Joe Torry is a member of Omega Psi Phi. 

12. Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson is an honorary member of Omega Psi Phi. 

13. George Clinton

George Clinton Source:Getty

George Clinton is an honorary member of Omega Psi Phi. 


14. Charlie Ward

Charlie Ward Source:Getty

15. Ed “Too Tall” Jones

Ed “Too Tall” Jones Source:Getty

16. Mo Vaughn

Mo Vaughn Source:Getty

17. Steve McNair

Steve McNair Source:Getty

18. Vince Carter

Vince Carter Source:Getty

19. Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Source:Getty

Beta Alpha Alpha

20. Mark Duper

Mark Duper Source:Getty

21. Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson Source:Getty

22. Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell

Cedric “Cornbread” Maxwell Source:Getty

23. Earl Graves

Earl Graves Source:Getty

24. Bayard Rustin

Bayard Rustin Source:Getty

25. Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey Source:Facebook Watch

Special Intake (Tau Tau)

26. Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith Source:Getty

27. John Salley

John Salley Source:Getty

28. Alonzo Mourning

Alonzo Mourning Source:Getty

29. Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis Source:Getty

30. David Justice

David Justice Source:Getty

31. Thaddeus Bullard (Titus O’Neal)

Thaddeus Bullard (Titus O'Neal) Source:Getty

32. Anthony “Spice” Adams

Anthony “Spice” Adams Source:Getty

33. Kweisi Mfume

Kweisi Mfume Source:Getty

34. Dr. Benjamin Hooks

Dr. Benjamin Hooks Source:Getty

35. Will Downing

Will Downing Source:Getty

36. Harry Lennix

Harry Lennix Source:Getty

37. LaRoyce Hawkins

LaRoyce Hawkins Source:Getty