On March 15, 1989, seventeen dedicated women of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds came together to create an outlet for women to initiate change. The foundation was built to fight against the injustices historically suffered by our gender. Although our orientation is Latina, we are open to women of all cultural backgrounds and the diversity of our membership, and interestingly the diversity of our seventeen founders’ attests to this fact. Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated thrives on the diversity of its members and we attribute a lot of our success to our organization’s ability to embrace each members’ differences.
Sisterhood, Education, and Community Service were some of the principles that our founders used to lay the foundation of our organization. To this day they continue to serve as the foundation and spirit by which all of the members of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated act upon.
The Beta Kappa chapter of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was established at the University of New Haven in Spring 2010 by four women. Our chapter’s philanthropy is Immigration Outreach. As sisters we saw a need for advocacy within our community. We strive to educate people about the struggles that immigrants from all over the world face and the resources available to them in order to achieve their personal and professional endeavors.
The purpose of Omega Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is to Serve and
Educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership,
and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures,
focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of
excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors.
OPBSI envisions a world without oppression, where empowered women?celebrate the essence of womanhood and act as resources in the advancement of their communities.