Greetings Brothers and Guests,
Welcome to the online home of the Omicron Chi Chapter (The Mighty OX) of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc. Our chapter which serves Plainfield, New Jersey and surrounding areas, is a
proud member of the Mighty Second District. We are humbly known as “The Home of 28th
Grand Basileus”, in honor of our most profound and significant initiate, the Honorable James S.
Avery, Sr. (Omega Chapter). His legacy of leadership and community involvement is engrained
into the very fabric of our phenomenal chapter.
We are charged to be leaders in our community and to actively engage the citizens of Central
New Jersey. Through our numerous signature social action programs, the Men of Omicron Chi
Chapter are making tremendous, transformative impact in the lives of the people we serve. In
June 2015, we were bestowed the distinct honor of receiving a White House Service Award in
recognition of our scholarship program, our commitment to community service and advancing
support of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s partnership with the President’s Fatherhood Mentoring Initiative.
I invite you to learn more about Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated and Omicron Chi Chapter as you navigate through each section of our website. I also encourage you to visit us from time to time and participate in our community and fundraising events throughout the year.
For our fraternity Brothers visiting or new to the area, we extend a warm Omega welcome! We encourage you to come and visit and consider The Mighty OX as your new Omega home!
On behalf of the Brothers of Omicron Chi, thank you for visiting our website and may God continue to bless you and your family in all of your endeavors. Long live The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc!
Yours in Friendship,
Leon M. Smith, II
Omicron Chi Chapter
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Life Member #6331
Omega Spotlight - Brother Donald Von Blake
Omicron Chi's Donald Van Blake was born August 9, 1921, in Plainfield, NJ at Muhlenberg Hospital to Henry and Harriet Ellen Van Blake. Bro. Van Blake, a Buffalo Soldier, originally was a member of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The "Negro Cavalry" nickname was given by the Native American tribes they fought; the term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866.
Bro. Van Blake is one of the last remaining Buffalo Soldiers. Upon discharge in 1945, Bro. Van Blake attended Hampton Institute -- now Hampton University -- on the G.I. Bill. While at Hampton he was initiated into Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, Gamma Epsilon Chapter. On April 7, 1955, Bro. Van Blake, along with eleven other men, chartered Omicron Chi Chapter in Plainfield, NJ. Bro Van Blake is the last living charter member of the Mighty OX. Click here to see IHQ paying reverence to this great Omega Man.
March 13, 2016 | Annual Memorial Service | Fountain Baptist Church
Omicron Chi conducted the annual Memorial Service on Sunday March 13th at Fountain Baptist Church in Summit New Jersey. The Service was organized by Brother Horace Baldwin and was led by Basileus Leon Smith. Several members of surrounding Chapters attended and participated in the service (Eta Pi, Upsilon Phi and Nu Lambda Lambda).
Omicron Chi Upcoming Events...
Omicron Chi Annual High School Scholarship Program
Each year Omega Psi Fraternity, Inc. awards scholarships to deserving and aspiring students nationally. Omicron Chi Chapter of Plainfield, NJ provides scholarship opportunities to outstanding High School Graduating Seniors at the local level throughout Union, Middlesex and Somerset Counties. Other social action initiatives include, Feed the Less Fortunate at the Plainfield YMCA, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Assault on Illiteracy, Dr. Charles S. Drew Sickle Cell Blood Drive, South Second Street Mentoring Programs, Talent Hunt Program, Domestic Violence Awareness, Omega Leadership Institute, and Christmas Toys for Tots. Our mandate is to serve the needs of the greater Plainfield community wherever and whenever we are able.
Omega Leadership Institute
The mission of the Omega Leadership Institute is to support the development of the next generation of African American male leaders for the public, private non-profit and entrepreneurial sectors who will in turn have transformational impact on our communities. Omega Leadership Institute motivates, enables and inspires African American male teens to develop their individual potential and sustain a legacy of positive change in our communities.
Omicron Chi History - Basileus' Legacy
| H. Baldwin, B. Ward, J.Ruffin, L. Smith, P. Ramseur, M. Lucky, D. Fields, J. Key
Welcome to the Omicron Chi Reclamation Committee web link. This page is designed for members
who would like to
reestablish ties with Omicron Chi Chapter serving Plainfield, New Jersey
and its surrounding communities.
This page is exclusively reserved for members of the fraternity and not prospective members.
In sum, this is for Men of Omega and not those seeking entrance into Omega.
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity."
Psalms 133: 1