Why Become an OPA Sister?

Omega Phi Alpha is made up of more than 5,000 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 helping one person or a million. We encourage diversity and enjoy the rewards of having a diverse membership.

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.

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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


“I love how all of us with different personalities and quirks can come together to do something that we all know is good.”

—Allison Baker, Alpha Alpha


“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


“I joined OPA because I love helping others and being part of an organization that’s all about community service and sisterhood, is a blessing!”

—Jerrica Williams, Alpha Epsilon


“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


“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


“I was a shy girl braving a step into society and found an eclectic group of young women who gave me a place and contributed to my purpose. I absolutely loved that we don’t have a stereotype!”

—Jennifer Sprik Harris, Epsilon


“To this day, my best friends are those that I met through OPA more than 10 years ago.”

—Jenn Dushaw-Wensink, Alpha


Information for Parents

The college years are an important time for young women to learn about the world and about themselves. They will try new things, make new friends and carve a path for the rest of their lives. It may be difficult to let them go, but you trust they have the judgment to make the best decisions they can.

Despite other perceptions, sororities are not about parties and excluding people. They are about discovering what is special about each member, and helping her find a safe, supportive niche within campus life. Because Omega Phi Alpha is a service sorority, the main focus is on helping people.

Omega Phi Alpha’s membership policies are very inclusive, resulting in a sisterhood rich in diversity. Dues are affordable, and OPA is committed to supporting scholastic success as the top priority. And Omega Phi Alpha does not allow alcohol to be served at any sorority activity.

When a college student becomes an Omega Phi Alpha sister, she becomes a member for life. OPA’s goal is to help each member discover and nurture her true talents—in the classroom, in her personal life, in the sorority, and ultimately in her post-collegiate life.