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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Glasgow campus will remain closed Friday, March 6. 

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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Omega Psi Phi



Omega Psi Phi fraternity, was the second national African-American fraternity to be founded at a historically black college when it was established on November 17, 1911, at Howard University. Howard University did not initially recognize the fraternity as a national organization and Omega Psi Phi's leadership refused to only accept local recognition for the organization. So, the fraternity operated without official sanction, until the university withdrew its opposition in 1914. Omega Psi Phi was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on October 28, 1914. By 1920, the fraternity had 10 chapters.

Nickname: Q's or Omegas

WKU Chapter: Gamma Theta

Founding Date: November 17, 1911

Original Charter at WKU:  1969

Color: Charcoal Royal Purple &  Old Gold

Mascot/Symbol: Lamp

Philanthropy: United Negro College Fund

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