TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Upsilon Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. at Florida A&M University (FAMU) is the International Undergraduate Chapter of the Year for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
This accomplishment marks the first time that there has been an international undergraduate chapter of the year due to an undergraduate chapter being chartered in Canada. The Upsilon Psi Chapter is the first international undergraduate chapter to win this honor. The competition was stiff as chapters internationally competed for this prestigious award.
“It is really an honor for our chapter to receive this recognition,” said Royle King, president of the Upsilon Psi chapter. “This proves that hard work does pay off. The chapter is extremely overjoyed but we know there is still work to do as we move ahead.”
The criterion was based on grade point average and service in the community. The chapter contributed countless hours toward being scholars and uplifting the community.
To add to the chapter lists of firsts, Jason Little, a graduating engineering major, was the first undergraduate to receive the Grand Basileus Award (International President). This award was a scholarship that was started this year and is awarded to graduating seniors who excelled in the classroom and pillars in the community. Little also has the highest grade point average in the fraternity with a 3.9444.
The chapter is striving to be the best in the community. Members plan to have a community-wide Jamboree on August 15, at the Palmer Monroe Community Center on Jackson Bluff Road.
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Posted: July 30, 2008