|Copyright 2009 Pi Phi Chapter
|On January 27, 1927, the District Representative, S. Herbert Adams, established Pi Phi
Chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina. The chapter members were W. H. Booker, Basileus; E.H.
Hunt, Vice Basileus; S. Herbert Adams, Keeper of Records and Seal; Thomas Long, Keeper of
Finance; G. W. Brown, F. J. Anderson, Sterling I. Hogans, A. E. Fortune, Harry O. Walker, R.R.
Anderson, W. E. Harris, L.A. Yancy, R. L. Douglas, and W. H. Pearson.
As the thirty-ninth graduate chapter in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Pi Phi assisted in the
formation of parent-teacher organizations and in urging Black people to vote. Pi Phi was the
host chapter of the Grand Conclaves in 1968 and 2002. The 2002 Conclave has been touted
as the Greatest Conclave in the history of the Fraternity.
Pi Phi has had rosters totaling over two hundred brothers and it continues to grow. The
chapter parallels the International Organization in that it has brothers representing all areas.
Included are educators, doctors, lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, bankers,
minsters, college presidents, judges, state and local politicians, Armed Forces and engineers.
Like the population in general, Pi Phi has an increasing number of brothers who are retired.
This group of brothers continues to be active in the chapter and serve many roles in
volunteering their expertise with the community. Since paying for our Fraternity house, the
chapter has expanded its presence in the community and has completed extensive
renovations to the property.
Pi Phi was the District Graduate Chapter of the Year for nine consecutive years beginning in
1978. Brothers Gardner Brown and R. Douglas Spears, Sr. were responsible for putting the
scrapbooks together during those nine years.
Over the seventy-five years there have been too many achievements, accomplishments,
awards, honors, and accolades for the chapter to list in this limited overview. However, let it
be known, that the current generation of members have kept the Cardinal Principles of the
Fraternity (Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift) and the ideals and goals of the
Founders (Dr. Ernest E. Just, Professor Frank Coleman, Dr. Oscar J. Cooper, and Bishop
Edgar A. Love) since November 17, 1911 alive and resounding in Pi Phi Chapter.
History has it that the city of Charlotte and the County of Mecklenburg felt the impact of Pi Phi
from day one (Jan 27, 1927) and as a result has become the rich and glorious environment
that we now enjoy.
|Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
PI PHI Chapter
|Stanley Herbert Adams *
1st Sixth District Rep.
|Pi Phi Chapter - 3301 Statesville Avenue - Charlotte, NC 28206 - 704.373.1971
|THE ORACLE 1934