Eta Phi Chapter


In early 1925, Brothers Matthew Bullock, Esq., and Dr. Theodore E. McCurdy surveyed the area and petitioned the National Office to establish a graduate chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. They did this so that they could continue their fraternal union as Omega men beyond the undergraduate year. Their petition was approved on July 1, 1925 under the leadership of Grand Basileus George L. Vaughn, and the Eta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was chartered.

Eta Phi Charter Members

  • A. B. Russell, Jr., B.S., D.M.D., first African American to be invited to Forsyth Dental Infirmary

  • Alfred T. Clark, A.B., Inspector, General Electric Company

  • Rev. C. R. Winthrop. A.B., S.T.B.

  • E. Mcleod. A.B., B.D.

  • Everett. C. Yates, B.S.

  • Irwin. T. Dorch LL.B.

  • Attorney Matthew W. Bullock, A.B.. Dartmouth, LL.B., Harvard. Special Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts

  • Rev. O. Bostic Quick A.B., B.D.

  • S. C. Fuller, A.B, M.D., Boston University, Associate Professor of Neurology, Boston University, Assistant Visiting Physician of Neurology, Massachusetts Homeopathic Hospital

  • Samuel A. Allen, A.B-, Howard University, Secretary Boston Urban League

  • Dr. T. E. A. McCurdy, M.D., Leonard Medical School. L.R.C.S., Edinburgh, Scotland

  • W. O. Taylor, A.B., S.T.B., A.M., M.D., Specialist in Electro-Therapy

  • Warmoth T. Gibbs Sr., A.B.

  • William S. Lawrence, Pianist, and Accompanist to Roland Hayes

Eta Phi Officers 1925

  • Basileus: Dr. T. E. A. McCurdy

  • Keeper of Records and Seal: Samuel A. Allen

  • Keeper of Finance: Everett C. Yates

  • Keeper pf Peace: William Lawrence

  • Chaplain: Rev. C. R. Winthrop

Eta Phi in the early years fostered various projects such as

  • Negro Achievement Week

  • Dramatic Presentations

  • Annual Moonlight Sail

Eta Phi Chapter currently participates in chapter-sponsored community initiatives such as

  • Annual High School Essay Contest Scholarships

  • Annual Talent Hunt Scholarships

  • Black Excellence Awards

  • Black History Celebrations Highlighting Famous Local Omega Men

  • Blood Drives

  • Bow Ties & Pearls Scholarship Brunches

  • Bro. Ralph Watson Brain Tumor Walks

  • Career Pathway Workshops

  • Census Signups

  • Christmas Toy Drives

  • Donations to Drill a Borehole in Ghana

  • First Time Home Buyer Classes

  • High School Mentoring Program

  • Homeless Care Package Giveaways

  • Monthly Emergency and Mobile Food Pantries

  • Personal Protective Equipment Giveaways

  • Project Bread Walks for Hunger

  • Support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  • Support of the Annual Young Kings and First Ladies Mentoring Breakfast

  • Voter Registration, Education and Mobilization