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Mu Iota History

Chartered June 1, 1945, Mu Iota Chapter was formed for graduate Brothers to strengthen and preserve the Omega tradition and ideals that the undergraduate chapter at the Ohio State University, (Iota Psi) had already established since its founding in 1926. Four Brothers from Beta chapter at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania took it upon themselves to establish a forum for Omega Men in the Columbus, Ohio area to fellowship. Once Brothers John White, Allen Wright, George Carter and Bro. Peters founded Mu Iota, at least 30 men in the Columbus area joined them in their quest to uplift Omega.

"Friendship is essential to
the soul"

Since 1945

By 1948, the chapter had been so successful that the National Conclave was held in Columbus that same year. Mu Iota Chapter has since enjoyed the privilege of being an influential factor throughout the Columbus Community. Throughout the years, Brothers of Mu Iota have had a noticeable presence in the public school system, local politics, within the religious and civic associations within the community. During the mid-sixties a group of graduate brothers purchased a residential property for use by the undergraduate Brothers.

This was a notable accomplishment, for this property, the “Que House,” located within The Ohio State University community was the first for any non-white organization to have acquired. Unfortunately, by 1976 the “Que House” had to be closed and eventually sold.

About our events

Domestic Violence Event

In October we hold our annual domestic violence event at the Linden Community Center. Several speakers give first hand accounts on how domestic violence has impacted their lives. We also hear from a Franklin County Judge and a Columbus Police Officer who detailed how they interact with domestic violence survivors.

Omega Gents

Omega Gentleman Youth Mentoring (Omega Gents) is a club-oriented mentoring program designed around the fraternity’s Cardinal Principles (Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift) to teach and encourage high school African-American males to positively define, plan, pursue and achieve their future.

Scholarship Golf Tournament

For over twenty years the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Mu Iota Chapter Scholarship Golf Tournament has provided over $50,000 to over 100 students going to college. On May 11th, 2002, at the 21st outing, with over 140 golfers, Mu Iota honored Bro.