About Us


Sigma Iota Chapter (“Home of the Kingpin Ques”) was founded on May 14, 1946, and was the first graduate chapter in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s 12th District. A key tenet of Sigma Iota Chapter emphasizes community service as we lead in assisting the residents of Oakland and the Bay Area academically, economically, politically, and socially. To that end, Sigma Iota Chapter facilitates a number of community service programs including but not limited to:

  • Alameda Food Bank Drive
  • UNCF Walk-A-Thon
  • Neighborhood Safety Awareness (in partnership with Oakland Fire Department)
  • Young Adult Talent Hunt
  • Voter Registration
  • Health Care Workshops
  • Oakland Children’s Hospital Holiday Celebration
  • Neighborhood Kwanzaa/Christmas Celebration
  • Political Awareness & Empowerment Workshops
  • Economic Empowerment Workshops


Scholarships for Under-served Youth
Since the inception of our organization Omega men have epitomized the meaning behind the phrase “academic excellence”. Sigma Iota offers financial support to high school seniors who are continuing their education at a four (4) year university or college. Since 2006, Sigma Iota Chapter has awarded over 85 academic college scholarships, having a total value in excess of $100,000, to worthy Alameda County and Contra Costa County high school seniors (young men and women) matriculating at four (4) year colleges or universities. The majority of the scholarship recipients are low-income students and many are first generation college-going students who are determined to be prepared to enter the world of work and service via higher education.  Learn more

Youth Mentoring Program
Omega Gentleman Youth Mentoring (Omega Gents) is a club-oriented mentoring program designed around the fraternity’s Cardinal Principles (Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift) to teach and encourage high school males to positively define, plan, pursue and achieve their potential in life. Services include monthly educational programs and workshops, quarterly social or cultural events, college preparation counseling, community service opportunities, life coaching and exposure to positive professional men.  Learn more