Omicron PI HISTORY





Founded in 1974, Serving the Fort Hood and Killeen area.



The establishment of the Omicron Pi Chapter -- a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. located in Killeen, Texas near Fort Hood, Texas -- was initiated by Brother Daniel O. Brown. Despite his busy schedule, and pursuits in his career, took the time to search for other Men of Omega throughout the Fort Hood, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, and Belton area Following a successful campaign to align himself with other Omega Men, Brother Brown called upon them to organize a local chapter. On July 18, 1974, nine stalwart Omega Men formed the Omicron Pi Chapter. The chapter's purpose was to attract men of good rapport into the folds of Omega to provide wholesome experience in a group work situation and leadership roles, and to establish life-long and worthy friendship between men.



The Charter members were:
Brother Daniel O. Brown
Brother Clayton Harris

Brother Joe D. Howze

Brother Willie M. Combs

Brother Doc Jackson Jr.

Brother Levi Balfour

Brother Donald Glover

Brother Lavelle Martin

Brother Charles Herring


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Throughout the intervening years, Omicron Pi Chapter has been heavily involved in the community and in fulfilling the Cardinal Principles (Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift) of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Members have continued to work in the true tradition of Omega's Founders, with a dedication to the aims of service in the surrounding community as envisioned by the Chapter's charter members. The Chapter continues to sponsor programs that improve the quality of life for the surrounding area. The Chapter also provides mentoring and tutoring for hundreds of students in grades 1 through 12. Additional program activities during the year include the Chapter's holiday season drives for food, clothing, and toy distribution programs each year the National Achievement Week Program which emphasizes and recognizes the accomplishments of area youths the National Talent Hunt Program which provides a forum for our future artistic performers. These are a few of the Chapter's continuing endeavors in the name of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., that make us proud!


-- SINCE THE YEAR 2000 --


Over the last 16 years Omicron Pi with the support of our sponsors and the community, has generously given over $50,000 in support of our Scholarship and Q-Buck Programs. We've also provided over $10,000 to Toys and Food Drives and Disaster Relief. More importantly we have also given our Prayers, Blood, Sweat and Tears, as we work for Omega in Betterment battles.


-- OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. --


Major Areas of Focus: • Build Manhood • Improve Scholarship • Maintain Perseverance • Develop Uplift We take this opportunity to thank all of the past officers for their timely and diligent work for the Fraternity during the past year. Since 1974, the following Brothers have served as Basileus (President) of the Chapter and the majority of them currently reside in the area:


Basileus (Presidents) of the Chapter

1 Brother Daniel O. Brown 1974 1975

2 Brother Arthur Bryan 1986 1987

3 Brother Melvin Brown 1987 1988

4 Brother John Perry 1990 1991

5 Brother Andre Morrison 1991 1992

6 Brother Arthur Bryan 2000 2001

7 Brother William Dunlap 2001 2002

8 Brother Talmadge Varnado 2002 2004

9 Brother Lawrence B. White 2004 2005

10 Brother Kem Fleming 2004 2005

11 Brother Melvin Brown 2005 2006

12 Brother T. Varnado 2006 2008

13 Brother B. Lynn 2008 2010

14 Brother Mark Douglass 2010 2011

15 Brother Melvin Brown 2011 2012

16 Brother Ardrelle Evans, Sr 2012 2013

17 Brother Michael Bush 2013 2014

18 Brother Melvin Brown 2014 2015

19 Brother Willie Miller 2015 2018

20 Brother James Elzie 2018 Present