Announcements & News
Congrats to Alpha Sigma Chapter!
On Sunday, April 18 we welcomed our newest chapter at Old Dominion University.

National leaders and members across the country welcomed our 18 founding members to the hive with a virtual ceremony and celebration of everything the chapter accomplished leading up to their induction.

Here’s to many years of friendship, leadership, and service.
Convention Legislation available for review
The legislative proposals voting delegates will be considering and voting upon at convention in July are now available for review. These proposals include revisions to Omega Phi Alpha’s national constitution and bylaws submitted by individual members, chapters, or committees. It is important that voting delegates discuss these amendments with fellow members because all ratified amendments to the national constitution and bylaws take effect upon the final adjournment of Convention. Download the legislation packets and learn more at the link below.
Awards applications now open!
Awards applications are now available to all members on OPAportal! Be sure to check out our NEW awards to nominate someone deserving of recognition. To view and submit applications, log in to OPAportal and click More > Files Shared with Members > Awards Applications. If you have any questions, email Shannon Davis at awards@omegaphialpha.org.
Interested in being elected to our Board of Directors?
The Nominations Committee is now seeking candidates interested in running for election to our Board of Directors. The application is open through May 20. The Nominations Committee will review all applications and a slate of nominees will be announced ahead of Convention 2021 this summer. On July 10, convention delegates will elect leaders to fill each of the five Board of Directors positions: President, Vice President of Communications, Vice President of Programs, Vice President of Lifetime Membership, and Vice President of Finance. Visit our national website (linked below) to review position descriptions for each of these roles. 
District Summit service project update
At this year’s District Summits, we held a service project challenging chapters to to gather and donate food to a local food bank. 6 chapters submitted their food donation totals - Alpha Iota, Tau, Alpha Pi, Delta, Alpha Omicron, and Phi. Alpha Iota donated the most food, collecting 268 lbs, an average of 27 lbs per participating member. In total, 82 members collected 902 lbs of food, which is just over 10 lbs/ member! Congratulations to all participants.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
During the month of May, we will be shining a spotlight on Mental Health (our national permanent project) through our various communications channels. Look for upcoming Mental Well-Beeing webinars, social posts, and blogs!
CALLING ALL RECENT (or soon to be) GRADUATES!
Are you graduating from your university in May or June 2021? We want to hear your stories and shine the light on your accomplishments! Submit your info by May 21, 2021 for your chance to be featured on our social media and blog!
In Memoriam
Latoya Hoyle (1993-2021)
It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of Mu alum, Latoya Hoyle. Latoya had been battling Lupus, and no matter how sick she got, she was a huge support to Mu Chapter. We encourage members to send their thoughts and sympathy to Mu Chapter and their alums.

“The battle is never over. You fought like a soldier and I’ll never forget that. Lupus is a cruel disease but it never defined who you were as a person. A heart as pure as gold and a smile that would like up the entire room. My sister you will never be forgotten. It is my duty to continue fighting for you, fighting for us. I love you Toya forever and always. 💜” - Chelsea Catlin (Mu)
From the Foundation
Founders' Circle Campaign update
The Omega Phi Alpha Foundation kicked off its inaugural campaign, the Founders’ Circle, on February 14th and has already raised 80% of the campaign goal of $50,000 ($40,183 as of April 15). Read the blog linked below to learn more about this campaign and view a list of donors who have contributed. Rose twirls for all of our donors!
New Content
The gifts of volunteering
In her President’s Corner blog column, national president Jan Titsworth offers some thoughts on the gifts of volunteering in honor of National Volunteer Month.
Autism Acceptance Blog Series
In honor and support of Autism Acceptance month, Abby Howard (Mu) contributed a blog series designed to educate members about Autism and Autism Acceptance, and provided some easy steps members can take to help make Omega Phi Alpha more welcoming to Autistic people.
Upcoming Events
Visit the national website events page for the most up-to-date information on upcoming events!
Convention 2021
As a reminder, Convention will be virtual this year! The events team is planning out and finalizing the agenda, so keep an eye out for updates coming soon. Remember, the 2 key dates delegates must be virtually present for are Saturday, July 10 and Saturday, July 24, and many additional events and workshops will occur between July 21-25.
Virtual Events
April Book Buzz Discussion
April 27 @ 8 p.m. ET
Mental Well-BEEing Webinar Series
Suicide Prevention and Resources
May 1 @ 2:00 p.m. ET
Goal Catching with Optimism and Confidence
May 12 @ 8:00 p.m. ET
Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
May 18 @ 8:00 p.m. ET
Virtual Yoga
May 29 @ 4 p.m. ET
Legislation Review for Convention Delegates
Session 1
May 25 @ 8:00 p.m. ET
Session 2
June 10 @ 9:00 p.m. ET
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