Greeting from the Basileus

Greetings in the name of the Supreme Basileus of the Universe and in the names of our beloved founders: Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper, Frank Coleman and Ernest E. Just.

Chartered in 1983, Chi Beta Beta became the home of men of similar high ideals of fellowship. Our Fraternity’s membership has been and continues to be comprised of men from many occupations and professions; from Jesse Jackson to Shaquille O’Neal, men who have reached the heights of excellence in their chosen fields through perseverance.

Consistent with our Mandated Programs, members of the Chi Beta Beta Chapter volunteer countless hours in Bloomington/Normal area community services including Special Olympics, B.A.N.S.A.G.O., Talent Hunt, National Essay Contest and last but not least, OMEGA has lead the just cause in raising the social awareness of the injustices and inequities within our community.

In addition, we are committed to making generous contributions to United Negro College Fund and NAACP. For the last two decades, Chi Beta Beta Chapter has provided great leadership and direction to help the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity thrive and remain viable.

To my fellow Brothers, We are less than ten years shy of something that will have started a century ago, in Thirkield Hall. Three Howard University undergraduate students and their faculty advisor...How many times has the story been told?? What has remained true through it all is the Fraternity’s Motto that "Friendship is essential to the soul."

As we move into the future of our beloved Fraternity let us remember that it all started in this building with three friends. On this day and especially Monday, November 17 let us all honor the bond that has joined us together for 92 years. That bond is friendship. There are no others but us to pay this homage to our founders. We all know what they went through to maintain their bond; it would not represent us well to let this day pass without some recognition. Happy Founder's Day!

Bro. S. Atkinson, Basileus

Greek Lettered Organization History

Phi Beta Kappa, the first American college fraternity, was organized on the campus of the College of William and Mary in 1776. Men and women are members of this college honorary scholarship society.

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Archived Articles

B.A.N.S.A.G.O. Community Service to Feed the Needy
Bent School Community Service: Children's Reading Program
Blacks Denied Access to Public Swimming Pool
Chi Beta Beta Calls for Change in Normal
Culture Festival Community Service
National Undergraduate Summit


Talent Hunt Program
by Bro. J. Gibson

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Talent Hunt Idea was created in the Fraternity's Sixth District (North and South Carolina) in 1945, and the first District Talent Hunt Program was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 19th, 1946. The need for such a program was born out of the unequal opportunity afforded to some American youths to develop and give full expression to their talents.

Talent Hunt Reference Documents (the documents are in pdf format):
Contestant Entry Form (contains enterable text fields)
Talent Hunt Guidelines
Letter for Solicitation of Contestants
Letter for Solicitation of Ads
A Brief Overview of Talent Hunt

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National High School Essay Contest
by Bro. S. Davis

As a phase of the National Achievement Week observance the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated - Chi Beta Beta Chapter announce the annual National High School Essay Contest. The theme of this years contest is "Economic Empowerment Leading to Social and Political Change for the Present and Future" ...

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Greek Sip
by Bro. S. Atkinson

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. - Chi Beta Beta Chapter would like to cordially invite our extended Greek family to a Greek social to be held on November 18th at #16 McCormick, Normal, IL at 10:00p.m.

Every orgainzation is expected to bring freshment and good spirit.

For additional information contact Shaun "Squeaky" Atkinson or Lewis Donley

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B.A.N.S.A.G.O. Community Service to Feed the Needy
by Bro. S. Atkinson

"Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head...

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Chi Beta Beta Annual Retreat
by Bro. C. Griffis

The Brothers of Chi Beta Beta held it’s 1st Annual Brotherhood Retreat during the weekend of January 24th – 26th at the Wingate Inn in...

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Normal Continues Legacy of Discrimination
by Bro. B. Smith

In a closed-door meeting held on Friday the town of Normal continued its efforts to discriminate against an African-American Fraternal organization by refusing to allow the group to rent Fairview pool and slide for a...

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Blacks Denied Access to Public Swimming Pool

No this is not a headline from a newspaper in the deep south during the 1960's. This is not a headline about South African Apartheid. This is happening in Normal, Illinois as you read...

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40th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Washington
by Bro. T. Howell

Come out and commemorate the March on Washington. Listen to local talent bring that day to 2003. Be prepared to be moved, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

August 28, 2003 - 6:00p.m.
Normal Community Center
One Normal Plaza (Old Soldiers and Sailors Home)
Normal, IL 61761 (get map)
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Free Admission - Refreshments will be served

Chi Beta Beta Chapter · P.O. Box 226 · Bloomington, IL 61704
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