Why omega psi phi is called the Ques’?
Omega psi phi is a first African-American fraternal organization founded in 1911, on 17th of November. This fraternity was started by Howard University at Washington D.C. The three people who were responsible for starting this organization were Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, and Frank Coleman. Their faculty advisor was Dr. Ernest Everett Just. Love became the president of Omega psi phi, Cooper as secretary and Coleman as the treasurer of the organization in 1911, November. This organization has developed the body which consisted of effective men who were committed to its principles like scholarship, manhood, uplift and perseverance.
Omega psi phi took an initiative in 1927 that the National Negro Achievement Week should be celebrated every year. The specific month is commemorated even today as the Black History Month. This fraternity has taken steps from 1945 to help the African-Americans in the area of health, education, civil rights and housing. To perform this operation, it started to carry out a program called National Social Action Program. This organization was a source of United Negro College Fund from the year 1955 and is providing around $50000 to the social activity program. This fraternity is also part of National Pan-Hellenic Council.
The trend of this organization to bring a social change has begun from 1950. Every graduated member here was compelled to become a member in NAACP. Omega psi phi also used to donate around $40000 to NAACP from 1955 to 1959. During this period, this fraternity also was energetic enough to stop other organizations to carry out hazing.
Omega psi phi recently was found to help nearly 700 undergraduates, alumni and graduates in United States and in other places. Hence, this fraternity was given the name as Ques. The meaning of these nick names was probably referring to the greatness of the members of this organization in rendering their services. The members of this organization are also called Omega Men.