Our chapter was chartered almost three decades ago in the fall of 1983. This chapter was founded in order to give men an opportunity to challenge themselves so that they can become better students, leaders, citizens, and individuals. We have done our best to support this mission and our brothers in a variety of ways.
As an organization, we place a very high value on community service by encouraging men to participate in programs and events that allow them to give back selflessly.
In addition to community service, we also believe that leadership experience is necessary in ensuring the overall growth and development of individual brothers. That is why we also do our best to create leadership opportunities inside the chapter and make them aware of external opportunities so men can test their own personal limitations. Likewise, we consistently reinforce the utmost importance of education and academics as an essential part of leading a successful and meaningful life by celebrating academic accomplishments and providing resources to improve academic performance.
We also do our best to provide unique socializing opportunities so brothers can broaden their social network in order to advance their personal goals and find enjoyment away from the rigors of academia and everyday life. Such opportunities range from harnessing our alumni base to get brothers post-undergraduate internships and jobs and connecting with faculty and administrators to playing basketball, attending unforgettable events, connecting with other Greeks, and plan laid back events that bring an even stronger sense of brotherhood into our chapter.
For many students, it’s easy to lose their way, to get lost in the social trappings of college. Our chapter utilizes the strength of brotherhood to mold our members into the best possible men that they can be. Misconceptions about fraternity life are often fueled by stereotypes in the movies and on television. Hazing, wild parties, and alcohol abuse are all attributed to fraternity life. Though those stereotypes exist for a reason, I can tell you that more often than not, fraternal organizations don’t fit that bill.
Lastly, our mission is to continue providing excellent services to our members, Old Dominion University, and the City of Norfolk while bettering our chapter each and every day.
Once again, thank you for visiting the Omicron Iota Chapter web page. If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to contact me at your own convenience and I will be more than happy to assist you.
Dominique Burrell-Paige, President
Omicron Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.