NATIONALLY MANDATED PROGRAMS
Originally designed to promote the study of Negro life and history. Today, Achievement Week is used to seek out and give
due recognition to those individuals at the local and national level who have made a noteworthy contribution toward improving
the quality of life for black Americans.
The Scholarship Program is intended to promote academic excellence among the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters
are expected to provide financial assistance to student members and non-members. A portion of the fraternity's national budget
is allocated to the Scholarship Fund now called the Charles R. Drew Memorial Scholarship Fund.
NATIONAL SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAM
A national committee coordinates the multifaceted program of the various chapters. Most chapters are involved in voter
registration, "getting-out-the-vote'," support of the NAACP, the National Urban League and hundreds of other programs.
TALENT HUNT PROGRAM
Originated in the Sixth District (North Carolina and South Carolina) and made its debut at the 1953 Cincinnati Grand
Conclave. This program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people. Currently,
some participants at the national level are awarded college scholarships.
March 12 of each year has been established as Memorial Day. Chapters are expected to conduct an appropriate service to
recall the memory of those members who have entered Omega Chapter.
RECLAMATION AND RETENTION
A concerted effort at the international, district and local levels to retain active brothers and return inactive brothers
to full participatory status so that they may enjoy the full benefits of Omega.
COLLEGE ENDOWMENT FUND
Each year the fraternity gives at least $50,000.00 to Historically Black College Institutions (HBCU) in furtherance of
Omegas commitment to provide philanthropic support. Chapters are assessed donations based on chapter size.
All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their
communities by promoting good health practices. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs
of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the health directives at
the local level. Some of the programs under the umbrella of Health Initiatives are the Charles Drew Blood Drive, AIDS/HIV
Awareness, and the American Diabetes Association Partnership. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing
additional health initiatives under the umbrella of the Health Initiatives mandate.
VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION AND MOBILIZATION
All levels of the fraternity are expected to facilitate, participate and/or coordinate activities that will uplift their communities through the power of the vote. An international committee will coordinate and facilitate multifaceted programs of the various chapters, districts, etc. It is anticipated that all local chapters will execute the directives at the local level. This does not prevent the local chapters from performing additional voter initiatives under the umbrella of the Voter Education, Registration and Mobilization mandate.
Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. In the event
that a chapter or district is not a life member of the NAACP, it must maintain a yearly membership to be in could standing with
the fraternity. Furthermore, all members of the fraternity are strongly encouraged to become members of the NAACP.
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