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About Upsilon Tau.



The Upsilon Tau (YT) Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated was chartered and established on March 19, 1961 at the Catherine Street Center in the city of Poughkeepsie, New York.  The chapter was chartered under the exalted presence of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 12th Grand Basileus Brother Julius S. McClain.  Upsilon Tau was the 34th chapter in the 2nd District of the fraternity that extends from New York to Maryland and from Long Island to Pennsylvania.  The Chapter was birthed from a unique caliber of Omega men that were originally from all over the United States and choose to set roots in the Mid-Hudson Valley.  The men of YT shared a common vision to serve the needs of the undeserved in the counties of the Mid-Hudson Valley area (Orange, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan). Upsilon Tau chapter is the first Black Greek-Lettered Organization, from the Divine Nine chartered in the Mid-Hudson Valley region.




McClain Basileus of New Chapter, May 196

Charter Members.

Julius S. McClain

Earl Long

Phillip R. Brown

Sherwood Thompson

William H. Toles

Robert W. Moody

Booker T. Pierce

John W. Reavis, Jr.

Edward Bizzell

Dr. Chandler Gibbs

Pierpont Geer

Rodney Olden

Robert Q. Gordon

Motto and Mission.

Friendship Is Essential To The Soul!

OPPF is a historically Black fraternal organization that provides and promotes programs of social-, cultural- and economic uplift to the communities we serve. For over a century, we have recruited, trained and deployed men of color for leadership roles in service to humanity.


Our aim is to make you feel welcome, respected and well served!

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