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50 Years of African-American Culture at Duke: Celebrating Black Greek Letter Organizations

Golden Anniversary of Omega Zeta Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Hosted by: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Omega Zeta Chapter
Friday, April 19, 2024
5 PM
Page Auditorium
Open to: Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Public
Contact: Daniel Taylor

Can’t make it to Durham on the 19th? Watch the livestream.

Dr. Mark Anthony Neal will moderate a distinguished panel.

  • Dr. Tamara Brown, Provost, University of Texas at Arlington and co-editor of African American Fraternities and Sororities, The Legacy and the Vision
  • Members of the Duke charter lines Hon. Michael Morgan ( Omega Psi Phi) and Dr. Gail Morgan (Delta Sigma Theta)
  • The current Duke undergraduate president of the National Pan Hellenic Council.

This event explores the cultural contributions of Black Greek Organizations to Duke
University, examining the impact of Black Greek Letter Organizations on the university’s history – particularly the history of student affairs and campus culture. Black Greek Letter Organizations at Duke – Omegas, AKAs, Alphas, Kappas, Deltas, Sigmas and Zetas – play a vital role expressing black culture, providing connectedness to African American heritage, and uplifting the Black community’s commitment to equal justice. We hope to explore how these student institutions continue to contribute to the success of Black students and the overall edification of the Duke community.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The Omega Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi was chartered on the campus of Duke University on April 12, 1974, with 13 Charter line members from all over the country, led by their graduate advisor, Richard A. Fields, Duke Medical School ’75.