Information for Parents and Family

The college years are an important time for young adults 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 OPhiA 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 joins Omega Phi Alpha, they become a member for life. OPhiA’s goal is to help each member discover and nurture their true talents—in the classroom, in their personal life, in the sorority, and ultimately in their post-collegiate life.

Why I Chose Service

Take a moment to read why one member chose Omega Phi Alpha.

Omega Phi Alpha has opened many doors of opportunity for me. It has provided me a community that I love to be apart of, one that values making a difference through community efforts.


Alpha Nu

OPhiA has helped me become more service-minded due to the positive impact that we see on our community, as well as being surrounded by so many selfless, remarkable individuals who actually want to give back.



I love Omega Phi Alpha because it further ignited my passion for service through service projects during my life as an active and alum.


Alpha Gamma

I love Omega Phi Alpha for so many reasons. The service opportunities were definitely the initial draw, but as I have grown and life changed, I have come to value friendships above all. I have always found support when I needed it.