Chapter

Chapter History

The brothers of Kappa Xi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the home of the Gold Nugget Queslocated in beautiful Las Vegas Nevada.

Since its chartering in 1977, Kappa Xi Chapter has set an extraordinarily high standard for fraternal activity in Clark County. Some of our chapter’smany accomplishments include but are not limited to:

  • A life membership in the NAACP
  • Supporting the United Negro College Fund
  • Participating in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade
  • Voter registration drives
  • Running an auxiliary group, the Omega Gentlemen’s Club for high school males. worth something to itself, and then use our abilities to improve mankind.

 

The Brothers of the Kappa Xi Chapter take seriously the life of Omega men and work diligently to uphold the ideals our beloved Founders set forth,ever remembering that we must make Omega

Kappa Xi Chapter was chartered on November 20th, 1976 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout this time the chapter has undertaken and achieved the highest standards set forth by our beloved Founders.

Several attempts were made in the early 1970s to organize Omega Psi Phi in Nevada, but the idea blossomed into fruition when Brothers Bernard Rivers, Roosevelt Williams, Pelton Stewart, Jeff Stewart and Calvin Atkinson decided to pursue the possibility in earnest. Immediately, Brothers Ronald Reedom, Alfred Gilchrist, Gary Gordon, Percy McCarty and Nick Nicholson were contacted and overwhelmingly supported the idea. Periodic organizational meetings were held at the A.D. Guy Center and various Brothers’ residences throughout the spring and fall of 1975. This kind of fraternal devotion led to the chartering of the Kappa Xi Chapter.  This memorable ceremony took place during the District Council meeting presided over by 12th District Representative, Dr. L. Benjamin Livingston (deceased), in February 1976.

Several weeks later, the Brothers engaged the services of Attorney-at-law Robert Archie and, with this, Omega Psi Phi became a reality under the statutes of the state of Nevada.

 On May 28, 1977, Bros. Edward McGowan and Colon Gilchrist were the first to join Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. through Kappa Xi Chapter.  The Brothers of Kappa Xi Chapter are proud of the fact that more than 100 Brothers have been brought through into the folds of Omega.  We will always strive to promote the motto, principles and ideas of our beloved Omega in our homes, work and community. With the superb leadership from the national and district levels and devotion of all Brothers, Kappa Xi will continue to grow and prosper in the years to come.

2018     12th District Chapter of the Year Award

2020     Awarded over $250,000 in Scholarships since its inception

2022     Hosted the 77th 12th District (Western States) Annual Meeting

 

Basileus
> Dr. Andre Denson
Vice Basileus
> Courtney Moore
Keeper of Records and Seal
> C. Clark
Assistant KRS
> Calvin Oliver
Keeper of Finance
> Dr. Kyle Ward
A KF
> Dewayne Jackson
Chaplain
> Adrian Allen

  • 1977: Began annual to the United Negro College Fund.
  • 1979: Obtained its life membership in the NAACP.
  • 1980: Established voter registration efforts, spearheaded by Bro. John Foster.
  • 1981: Bro. Wendell Williams created the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade.
  • 1979: Started annual tradition of Kappa Xi Labor Day cookouts.
  • 1980-81: Hosted the 36th Twelfth District meeting, one of the most successful up to that date.
  • 1989: Started the Omega Gentlemen’s Club youth mentoring program.
  • 1998: Hosted 12th District meeting. Bro. Andre Denson was District Marshal.
  • 1999: Created with Alpha Kappa Alpha an annual economic summit.
  • 2001-2005: Received recognition as Scholarship, Uplift and Reclamation chapter of the year.
  • 2002: Created a nonprofit affiliate, Omega Psi Phi Charities of Nevada (Uplift Foundation).
  • 2005: Kappa Xi/Uplift hosted the inaugural Dental Health Fair.
  • 2005: Kappa Xi/Uplift hosted the inaugural Computer Boot Camp.
  • 2006: Kappa Xi/Uplift hosted the inaugural Omega Charities Golf Classic.
  • 2009: Hosted the most successful national Leadership Conference in fraternity history.
  • 2011: Established the annual Que Cutz for Kids project providing free haircuts to youth.
  • 2016: Host chapter of the 80th Grand Conclave

Annual MLK Jr. Parade
> Participating in the parade to honor the late civil rights leader
Back-to-School Fairs
> Supporting the Ward 5 City of Las Vegas event every August
Berkley Square
> Performing community clean-up and restoration projects
HBCU College Fair
> Volunteering for UCAN-School District’s annual fair
Library Shoe Drive
> Providing dozens of pairs of shoes to underprivileged students
Omega Claus
> Giving toys to youth at Variety Early Learning Center
Que Cutz for Kids
> Offering free haircuts to youth as they head back to school
UNLV Activities
> Partnering with Delta Sigma Theta on QueDelta Week
20 Pearls Thanksgiving
> Donating stocked food baskets to 20 underprivileged families