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The Mother Pearl of the Upstate

Phi Alpha Chapter History

Phi Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was chartered in 1940. For over seventy consecutive years Phi Alpha chapter spread the word of Omega to the Upstate community through it programs and activities. After becoming inactive in 2006, the chapter was officially reactivated by Sixth District Representative Victor Bruinton on June 21, 2011.

The chapter held its first meeting in an effort to follow the procedures set by the Sixth District to reactivate the chapter on May 9, 2011.

During the meeting a process to select officers was adopted. Basileus, Vice Basileus, Keeper of Records and Seals, Keeper of Finance and Chaplin were appointed.

A recommendation was made to hold Phi Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. meetings on the second Tuesday of each month.

Chapter meetings are now held on the second Thursday of each month.

Continuing the Legacy of those who came before us!

From the September 1946 Oracle

Phi Alpha chapter sponsored a program at the Tabernacle Baptist church in Greenville, SC on Sunday November 3, 1946. The event was held at 3:00pm and was entitled “Social Action for Social Welfare” -Brother E.E. McAdams

From the June 1945 Oracle

Phi Alpha Chapter served as a host chapter for the December 27th and 28th, 1945 Annual meeting that was held in Charlotte, NC.

Brother John Gresham from Anderson, SC served on the Post War Committee.


Former Sixth District Representatives
Dr. William H. “Bubba” Young (1953)

Former Basileus
Bro. James A. Cheek (1987)
**Bro. John W. Lykes** (1990)
Bro. Lee Roy Best, Jr. (1991 - 1993)
**Bro. James W. Sanders, Jr.** (1994 - 1996)
Bro. Newton Rucker (2005)

Life Members
Newton Rucker
**John Lykes**
Lucien B. Richardson
** Willie T. Smith, III**
Lemuel B. Moore


Bridge Builders
William H. Young - 11/24/1922
Lindsey McCoy - 12/07/1936
Thomas J. Simpson - 1/018/1937
Richard L. Sadler - 5/06/1938
Troy S. Simms - 4/18/1940
James F. Moorer - 4/28/1940
George W. Stewart - 4/28/1940
Andrew Walker - 5/10/1940
John C. Bull - 5/21/1940
William S. Douglas - 5/21/1940
Joseph A. Gresham - 5/21/1940
Richard E. Lipscomb - 5/24/1940
John C. Felder - 5/24/1940
Nevin R. Austin - 6/19/1940
Charles H. Boozer - 10/22/1940
Henry B. Williams - 10/22/1940
Benjamin L. Hall - 12/16/1940
**Omega Chapter**
**Bro. Rudolph Perrin Dawkins**: March 30, 1914- January 7, 2012
**Bro. Stacey Terrell Watson**: September 22, 1972- March 13, 2012

For the history of our international fraternity, please click here: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. History.
"Friendship is Essential to the Soul" Manhood. Scholarship. Perseverance. Uplift.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Phi Alpha Chapter #567 - PO Box 551 - Greer, SC 29652