Kappa Chapter was founded at West Virginia Institute in 1920. It was then re-designated to Syracuse on February 18th ,1922. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated was the first black organization on Syracuse University’s campus. Due to the Great Depression and World War II, “in 1932 about one-half of the 90 chapters were inactive.” (Robert Gill, 1963, p.23). Kappa Chapter was revived in 1968 (Spring) by the:

 

Persistent 16
M.Askew V.Brown G.Chirchlow R.Davidson F.Drew E.English H.Jemmott J.Laws R.Love C.Marshall T.Pryor J.Murray L.Samson R.Samson T.Smith D.William

 

Kappa Chapter is in the 2nd district & 6th corridor. Its members reflect on a rich tradition of serving the community. We have always responded to the call wherever there was human need. From setting up the first Black Boy Scout troop in Syracuse to campaigning for mayoral candidate Sid Johnson(1980), the brothers have served the community. We’ve registered people to vote, fed the needy, challenged the minds of youths and stood firm among our peers as a collective tie that binds the Black community.

 

Chapter Houses
Across from Slocum Hall // 507 University Ave. // 209 Comstock Ave. // 131 Comstock Pl. // 352 Fellows Ave. // 838 Westcott St. // 131 Comstock Pl.

 

OUR LINEAGE

 

Spring 1923
H.H.Williams, Roy A. Ellis, William M. Allen

 

Spring 1929
James L. Gibbs

 

Spring 1938
George F. Ellis, Wilmeth Sadat Singh, Edwin Skelton

 

Spring 1939
Fenton B. Sands, Fenton S. Bertrum

 

Fall 1941
R. L. Davis

 

Summer 1948
Gilbert B. Langford

 

Spring 1962
A. R. Sullivan

 

PERSISTENT 16 – Spring 1968
Michael Askey, Vincent Brown, Gordon Chirchlow, Ronald Davidson*, Frederick Drew, Elbert English, Hensley Jemmott, Gerald Laws*, Ross Love, Caesar Marshall*, Thomas Pryor, James Murray, Rick Sampson, Larry Sampson, Thomas Smith, Richard Williams

 

MAGNIFICENT 7 – Fall 1968
Osborne Roberts, Dennis Ashby*, Louis Mitchell, Joseph Caldwell, Alan Fairey, James Martin, Walter Braswell

 

SOUL SURVIVOR – Spring 1970
Steve Schmidt

 

LITTLE RASCALS – Spring 1971
Rodney Littles, Ben Jeffers, Ricardo Marable, John Ricks, Joe Cruz, Stephen Moses, Mario O’Campo

 

FILTHY FEW – Spring 1972
A.Gilchrist, J.Langford, T.Wilbanks,C.Alexander, W.Jones, M.Jones, M.Lawson, L.Slaughter, D.Nisbett

 

ALL BY MYSELF – Fall 1973
Pete Mulligan

 

WILD BUNCH -Spring 1975
Winfred Battle, Calvin Sloan, Francisco Torres, Martin Akinfosile, Milo Simmons*, Michael Ashwood, Aaron Young, Lorenzo Jackson, Dilton Gales*, Eugene Howard*

 

BLACK THURSDAY – Summer 1976
Mark Fury, M. Lewis, E. Simms, Ken Flamer, R. Ross, Keith Alston

 

DEUCE OF SPADES – Fall 1976
Phillip Thomas, Herbert Hunter

 

THE LONE STAR – Spring 1977
Stephen Redmon

 

TRILOGY OF TERROR – Spring 1977
Kyle Stewart, Gerald Shealey, Michael Bell, David Arnold

 

HELL SURVIVORS – Fall 1977
Brian Clark, Darrell Allen*, C. Wilson, I. Bowman

 

DEVIL’S TRIANGLE – Spring 1978
John Clarke, Brian Meachem*, Warren Harvey

 

MIDNIGHT EXPRESS – Spring 1979
Stephen Mungo, Charles McDonald, Kevin Hawkins

 

DEATH ROW – Spring 1980
Christopher Robinson, Anthony Fulton, Michael Stansbury*, Kenneth Murphy, D. Allah, Joe Edwards, Martin Poole, Collin Danville,

Jeffery Moton, Dana Oliver*, Greg Burnett

 

ORION – Fall 1980
Al Davis

 

AL-WAAHID AMASO – Spring 1981
Derrick Carr, Emory Vandiver, Jesse Hamilton, Danny Akins, Jeffery Bullock, Clff Petteway, Jeffery Jackson, Michael Mayo, John Refore, William Ryals, Robert Jackson, Elliot Coleman, Christopher Davis, Eric Wade, Kevin Johnson, Mark Moore, Brian Burnett, David Brooks, Michael Charles

 

AL-QUAWY BAAQUI – Spring 1982
Derrick Hostler, Victor Banks, Daniel Saunders

 

KHALID – Spring 1983
Lance Roller, Greg Edwards, Brian Augustine, Edhardo Perez, Christopher Dickinson, Petrus Fortune, Pernell Washington, Keith Adams, Paul Martin

 

AN-NUR AL JA-MED – Spring 1984
Vincent Dowling, Charles Wynder, Jay Chisolm

 

INSHA ALLAH – Fall 1985
Randolph Desdune, Jason Reich, Reginald Rouse, Keith Johnson, Kenneth Lewis, Cy Prince, RenardBarnes

 

AKEL-JISM-ROUH – Spring 1986
Don Vassel, Steve Sallion, Jeffery Mangram, Benjamin Allen, Iver Peterson, Dion Woods

 

GENESIS – Fall 1987
David Archibald, James Thomas, Forrest Bell, Ronald Wilson

 

JEEMEENYN – Spring 1989
Eric Watson, Michael Blackshear

 

HALISI-KWA-MOYO – Fall 1989
Vincent Cohen, Rob Moore, Akima Rogers

 

KUJICHAGULIA – Spring 1992
Sam Washington, Woody Clermont, Clem Mbote, Oneil Wright, Rene John-Sandy, Marcus Whitehurst, Joachim Rogers, Michael Birch*, Kurt McKenzie

 

MBILI-HODARI-YA-MTU – Fall 1993
Howie Falconer, Hope Merritt III

 

MOJA MTU – Spring 1993
Neville Edwards

 

WALIOTARAJIWA KUVUMILIA – Fall 1995
Yorick Kemp, Marlon Ellis, Newton Paul, T. Davenport

 

UHAI HALAFU KUFA – Spring 1997
Nana Boakye Osei-Tutu, Troy Kennedy, Mel Gittens, David Farhat, Ralph Sanchez, Booker T. Washington IV

 

MLINZI A ANGU NDUGU – Fall 1998
Andre Bryan, Omar Francis

 

MOJA MSANII – Spring 1999
Jean Kenney Pascal

 

KIYAMA – Spring 2000
Quick Mack, Torey Williams, Manny Rivera, Claude Mayo, Craig Green, Sory Kaba, Drahmane Kaba, Marlon Hewitt

 

MOJA NA MAJAALIWA – Fall 2002
Craig Wilson

 

AL MUTA ALI – Summer 2003
Devon Mings, Darien Carr

 

THA LA THA NAZAHU RHU – Spring 2007
Ronald Hughes, Dominic Hunter, Taj Smith

 

LISATNA SAA’DEEN- Spring 2008
Jerome Hill, Jacqwel Brown, Lavar Lobdell, Anthony Perkins

 

KWA NJIA YA LE UZI- Spring 2010
Aaron J. Hudson, Dominique Cunningham, Michael Foulkes, Quentin Brunson, Brandon Haye, Derrell Smith, Tomoneol "Bud" Tribbey

 

KHALIL-Fall 2011
Lawrence Jackson

 

DAMU NDUGU- Spring 2012

Jonathan Powell, Ronald Harvey, Jason Delarosa

 

TRIQUETRA - Spring 2013

Prince-Tyson Gulley, Leroy Antoine, Padraic Kane

 

KUFAFANUA - Spring 2014

Drew Jenkins, Brandon "Bam" Reddish, Bryan Cash, Veltris Patterson, Christopher "Diesel" Peters, Ryan Sloan


KHALIFAH - Fall 2014

David L. Jackson


BUNAT ALJUSUR - Fall 2015

Justin Alvarez, Edward Nwaba


SHABAZZ - Spring 2016

David (DJ) Woodson, Anthony Haynie III, Tim Crossin, Zaire Franklin, Alex Hayes, Kendall Moore


ALAIETIMAD LA YUMKINTASSWWURUH - Spring 2017

James Allen, David Gilstrap, Jamar McGloster



* Denotes brothers who have entered Omega Chapter