About the Epsilon Kappa Kappa Chapter


On July 12, 1995, a group of brothers from the Jackson and Canton, Mississippi areas came together to re-dedicate their lives to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc and chartered what was known at the time as Chapter 500. Charter members were brothers John Higgins, Hugh Greene, Jerome Gladney, Tim Rush, Archie Smith, Herb Lee, Charles Prater, Charles Wilson, Thomas Washington, Ben Barnes, Sylvester Thompson, Nick Branch and Amos Hamlin, Sr.

Epsilon Kappa Kappa became the first African-American Greek letter organization located in the "City of Lights" (Canton, MS). Immediately after receiving a charter, Brothers’ propelled to leadership ranks of this State and District (7th). The first Basileus was Bro. Archie Smith (1995 - 1996); followed by Bro. Jerome Gladney (1996 - 1998); Bro. Tim Rush (1998 - 2000); Bro. Hugh Greene (2000 - 2002); and Bro. Fernandeis Frazier (2003 - 2005); Brother Archie Smith (2005 - 2007); Brother John Higgins (2007 -2008); Brother Alvin Jackson (2008 – 2010); Brother Otis Davis (2010 – 2011); Brother Dominick Riley (2011-2013); Bro. Don Spann (2013-2015), Bro. Creston Burse (2015-2018), Bro. Melvin Bonds (2018-2020), Bro. Kelly Martin (2020-2022) and currently the chapter is under the leadership of Bro. Derian Knox.

From our humble beginnings at People’s Funeral Home in Canton, MS, it continues to be our quest to strive toward uplifting our community and people. This is evident in our participation in the MLK parade, voter’s registration drive, health fairs, Talent Hunt, Annual Scholarship Boat Party, Achievement Week, Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners, and our Winter Benefit Gala. Through the various nationally mandated programs, the chapter has awarded over $50,000 dollars in scholarships and financial assistance to students of HBCU’s and repaired homes for senior citizens.

From car washes, raffles, and Omega round-ups, the mission of EKK Chapter will continue to be to promote and uphold the Cardinal Principles and Constitution of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated through training and leadership development.

Brothers from all over the country have called EKK home at some time or another. Today the active roster lists 89 Brothers, individuals that continue to live out Omega’s Creed.

If you are a brother and are looking for a chapter to call home, we invite you to join us in SERVICE. To be reclaimed, simply email us at EpsilonKappaKappaKRS@oppf.org for information about meeting times and dates.

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