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Iota Pi is an unincorporated chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. operating within the Greater Grand Rapids Area. Iota Pi members are committed to improving the health, economic, and social well-being of individuals within their respective communities. 

About the Iota Pi Chapter

The Iota Pi Graduate Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., was charted in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan on 9 March 1974. Consistent with the Four Cardinal Principles of the National Fraternity, the chapter was duly established on the principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift.   

Cardinal Principles


Moral excellence. Courage. Bravery. Resolve. These characteristics define what it means to embody the principle of manhood as an Omega man.


Omega men strive to be lifelong learners and often go above and beyond to stay informed and educated. He understands how important it is to be knowledgeable and strives to educate those around him.


By exhibiting a spirit of brotherhood, togetherness, humility, cooperation, and a willingness to go an extra mile for the goal sought, an Omega man stands for perseverance.


An Omega man understands that he is only as strong as his community; through sharing his gifts with the community around him, he is able to uplift others in the form of aid, activism, and leadership.

Interested in becoming an Omega Man?


Cultivate a Desire

See if the Iota Pi Chapter looks like a brotherhood you’d like to join.


Align your Steps

Start living in accordance to our cardinal principals and see if being an Omega Man is in your future.


Find an Omega Man

We’ve got Omega Men throughout Grand Rapids. They’re easy to spot once you start living by the cardinal principals. 


Get an invitation

We take applications in the fall and in the spring. Check back often to apply.