MANDATED PROGRAMS

  • ACHIEVEMENT WEEK - is observed each November and is designed to recognize those individuals at the local and international levels who have contributed to community uplift. A High School Essay Contest is to be held in conjunction with Achievement Week.

 

Rho Iota Iota Community Service Award Recipients:

Omega Man of the Year – Donavan Slack

Superior Service Award – Dr. Craig Carter

Founders’ Award – Ethan Robinson, Sr. JD

Citizen of the Year – Isadore Hall III

 

  • SCHOLARSHIP - Promoting academic excellence amongst the undergraduate members. Graduate chapters provide financial assistance to student members and non-members.

 

Christopher Carter

Alabama A&M - $2,500 scholarship

 

Kristian Johnson

Citrus College - $2,500

 

 

  • SOCIAL ACTION PROGRAMS - Chapters participate in activities that will uplift their communities. Some of the activities include: voter registration, Assault on Illiteracy; Habitat for Humanity; mentoring; and participation in fundraisers for charitable organizations.

 

  • Turkey Basket Giveaway Carmelitos Housing Project November 21st, 2015

  • Rho Iota Iota Brothers Dr. Maurice Gross and Dr. Jonathan Pryor performed free physical assessments for 60 players in the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL) in Long Beach, CA.

  • ​College Entrance Exam Prep and Mentoring February 27th, 2016

  • ​On October 29th, 2016 the brothers of Rho Iota Iota helped register and transport 25 young men from Long Beach Jordan High School to the Omega Educational Foundation’s 23rd Annual Youth Leadership Conference at the University of Southern California.

  • On September 21st, 2016 brothers Darryl Harris and Brother Robert Clark participated in Men Standing Against Human Trafficking.

 

  • TALENT HUNT PROGRAM - provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the performing arts. Winners are awarded recognition and may be given college scholarships.

    

Congratulations to Katelyn Hunter Robinson for winning 1st Place in the

joint Rho Iota Iota/Tau Tau Talent Hunt Program.

 

 

  • MEMORIAL SERVICE - March 12th of each year chapters conduct an appropriate service to recall the memory of those members who have entered into Omega Chapter.

 

The Southern California 2015-2016 Memorial Service was hosted by Tau Tau Chapter. The event was held on Saturday March 5th, 2016. The event was attended by approximately 130 “Suited & Booted” Omega Men.

 

  • RECLAMATION AND RETENTION - A concerted effort at the international, district and local levels to retain active brothers and return inactive brothers to full participatory status.

 

Rho Iota Iota reclaimed Bro. George Cooper and Bro. Ken White during the 2015-2016 FY. Rho Iota Iota retained 14 of 15 brothers from 2014-2015 to begin the 2015-2016 FY.

 

  • COLLEGE ENDOWMENT FUND - Each year the fraternity gives at least $50,000 to historically black college and universities in furtherance of Omega's commitment to provide philanthropic support. 

 

In 2015-2016 Rho Iota Iota contributed to the fraternity’s support of historically black colleges and universities.

 

 

  • HEALTH INITIATIVES - Chapters facilitate, participate and coordinate activities that promote good health practices. Some of the programs are the Charles Drew Blood Drive and partnership with the American Diabetes Association. 

 

On June 18th, 2016 brother Dr. Jonathan Pryor chaired the Charles R. Drew Blood Drive in Watts, CA. Free health screenings for high blood pressure, mammograms, prostate, diabetes, high cholesterol, vision, HIV, STDs, and more have been provided to the citizens in South Los Angeles and Long Beach for over 10 years.

 

  • VOTER REGISTRATION, EDUCATION AND MOBILIZATION - Chapters facilitate and participate in activities that uplift their communities through the power of the vote. 

 

Voter Registration, Education and Mobilization Carmelitos Housing Project

October 15th, 2016

 

 

  • NAACP - Every district and chapter of the fraternity is required to maintain a Life Membership at Large in the NAACP. All members of the fraternity are encouraged to join the NAACP.

 

Rho Iota Iota supported Los Angeles area high school students, who participated in the National ACT-SO

competition hosted by the Altadena Branch NAACP. Rho Iota Iota was proud that our 2016 Talent

Hunt winner Katelyn Hunter Robinson was a Gold Medalist winner in Contemporary Voice. Katelyn

advanced to compete in the National competition in Ohio and competed well.

CHAPTER PROGRAMS

  • FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE

  • MENTORING

  • CHARLES R DREW BLOOD DRIVE

  • MEN STANDING AGAINST TRAFFICKING

  • BLACK COLLEGE FAIR

  • TURKEY BASKET GIVE-AWAY

  • LONG BEACH MLK PARADE

  • ESSAY CONTEST

  • CHRISTMAS TOY GIVE-AWAY