Omega Phi Alpha is made up of members with a wide variety of backgrounds. We encourage all members to live by our cardinal principles; whether that means being a strong leader as a mother or a CEO, and whether you help one person or a million. We encourage diversity and enjoy the rewards of having a diverse membership. In OPA you will discover sisters that do just about everything and have just about any major.
Being in OPA provides each member with many opportunities. Sisters get to meet new people in and out of the sorority, create a family away from home, test themselves by tackling leadership roles, and most importantly they get to help others.
Top 10 reasons to join OPA
- By joining OPA, you will help others through countless community service opportunities.
- You'll meet other service-minded people.
- You will make lifelong friends.
- You'll always have a family away from home.
- You will gain real-world skills.
- You will have a TON OF FUN!
- You will gain leadership experience.
- You will be part of something bigger than yourself.
- Membership is a lifetime commitment that offers countless opportunities.
- OPA dues won't break the bank.
Here is what some of our sisters have to say about their experiences in OPA:
"Being a part of this organization has given my life a purpose."
--Katherine Williams, Alpha Gamma chapter sister
"I love how all of us with different personalities and quarks can come together to do something that we all know is good."
--Allison Baker, Alpha Alpha chapter sister
"I joined Omega Phi Alpha because it was the one greek organization that had the huge emphasis on SERVICE, and I absolutely love our three Cardinal Principles of Friendship, Leadership and Service."
--Sheila Dianne Beazley Bush, Epsilon chapter sister
"I joined OPA because I love helping others and being about of an organization that's all about community service and sisterhood, is a BLESSING!"
--Jerrica Williams, Alpha Epsilon chapter sister
"I wanted to be a part of an organization that made a difference. Along the way, I found a lot of like-minded young women whom I admired, learned from, and became great friends with."
--Karen Davis-Ahng, Epsilon chapter sister
"Volunteering was always something I did. Being part of a larger organization was something that OPA offered. As one of the founding sisters of Phi Chapter, it was great to know that other women wanted to come together as leaders and friends to serve others."
--Christi Boomer, Phi chapter sister
"I was one of the founding sisters of Tau Chapter and always wanted to belong to a sorority that focused on service. I continue to be involved in service projects even now and enjoy making a difference to my community!"
--Missy Martinez, Tau chapter sister
"I wanted to be a part of a group whose principles emphasized service to others. OPA allowed me to share a lot of good times and good memories with wonderful sisters!"
--C.L. Johnson, Epsilon chapter sister
"I came to college fresh out of a small town high school where the entire student population was about the size of my KSU freshmen class. I wanted to join an organization that would allow me to meet new people and hopefully help me find 'my place' on campus. When I came to my freshmen orientation, I came looking for a sorority. Little did I know what OPA had in store for me. I fell in love with the idea of making friends while serving my community, so I made up my mind to go to rush. When I came to rush, I immediately fell in love with the actives (who were then colonists themselves) and knew I had found where I belonged. My favorite thing about OPA is the reason I ultimately decided to join and the reason I've stuck around, the sisterhood."
--Jessica Lynn Roper, Alpha Zeta chapter sister
"I joined because it gave me an opportunity to be in a sorority that was out to do something genuinely good for the community! I met some awesome people and the community service will always live with me!"
--Lisa McLin Dodson, Delta chapter sister
"I was a shy girl braving a step into society and found an eclectic group of young women that gave me a place and contributed to my purpose. I absolutely loved that we don't have a stereotype! And that you can't drink in letters. I loved the feeling of 'community' on our projects by us just being us and contributing to whoever 'they' were, and enjoyed the sisterhood that was accepting because we sought a common ground."
--Jennifer Sprik Harris, Epsilon chapter sister
"To this day, my best friends are those that I met through OPA over 10 years ago."
--Jenn Dushaw-Wensink, Alpha chapter sister
"My favorite part would be the friendships I made in OPA that have lasted the whole 9 years since I started college and will probably last a lifetime."
--Mary Varnell Jubb, Sigma chapter sister