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Achievement Week – Originally designed to promote the study of Negro life and history, Achievement Week is observed in November of each year and is designed to seek out and give due recognition to those individuals at the local and international levels who have made noteworthy contributions toward improving the quality of life for black Americans.  A High School Essay Contest is held in conjunction with Achievement Week. The contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors.  College scholarships are awarded to the winners, each of whom must submit an essay on a theme/topic chosen by the Fraternity. This contest is a phase of the International Achievement Week observance.

 

Scholarship – The Scholarship Program is intended to promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters provide financial assistance to student members and non-members. A portion of the Fraternity’s international budget is allocated to scholarships through the Charles R. Drew Scholarship Commission.

 

Social Action Programs – All levels of the Fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that will uplift their communities. An international committee coordinates the multifaceted programs of the various chapters. Some of the activities under the umbrella of social action include, but are not limited to voter registration, education and “getting out the vote”; Assault on Illiteracy; Charles Drew Blood Drive normally held in June; volunteering time to charities and less fortunate individuals; mentoring; and participation in fundraisers for charities such as American Diabetes Association, United Way, Sickle Cell Anemia, NAACP, among other entities.

 

Talent Hunt Program - provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the performing arts. Winners are awarded recognition and may be given college scholarships.

 

Memorial Service - March 12th of each year chapters conduct an appropriate service to recall the memory of those members who have entered into Omega Chapter.

 

Reclamation and Retention - A concerted effort at the international, district and local levels to retain active brothers and return inactive brothers to full participatory status.

 

College Endowment Fund - Each year Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. donates at least $50,000 to historically black college and universities in furtherance of Omega's commitment to provide philanthropic support.

 

Health Initiatives - Chapters facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that promote good health practices. Some of the programs are the Charles Drew Blood Drive, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and partnership with the American Diabetes Association.


 

Voter Registration, Education and Mobilization - Chapters facilitate and participate in activities that uplift their communities through the power of the vote.

NAACP - Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. All members of the fraternity are encouraged to join the NAACP.