Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college, is celebrating its 103rd anniversary.
The fraternity was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three Howard University undergraduates, — Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper, Frank Coleman and Dr. Ernest Everett Just.
- Langston Hughes – The Black poet laureate, excelled as a poet, playwright, novelist, lyricist, and humorist
- Sterling Brown- Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Howard University, has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music
- Roland Hayes- Internationally known tenor of the 1920’s; sang in five different languages
- Max Roach – Internationally known drummer
- William H. “Bill” Cosby – Comedian, author, and actor
- William (Count) Basie- Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader
- Joe Torry – Comedian, author, actor, and producer
- Steve Harvey – Comedian and actor
- Rickey Smiley – Comedian and actor
- Tom Joyner – Radio show host