Omega-University of Kentucky

           The Omega Chapter received its charter on the University of Kentucky campus June 5, 1901. The 24th chapter nationally, we are  the last single letter chapter chapter in the nation. Mr. John Fields is recognized as the founding father of the Omega chapter. He was the man most responsible for the formation, colonizing, and chartering of Omega. He also acted as the chapter’s first chapter advisor. Fields, an alumnus of the now silent Rho chapter at Cumberland College (TN) also served the national fraternity on a regular basis as chairman of the Ritual Committee. He was inducted into the Golden Fraternity in the 1940’s to honor his 50 years of service to Pi Kappa Alpha. Our seven founding fathers were Chas J. Arnspiger, Lemuel F. Boulware, William T. Carpenter, E. Cronly Elliott, Edwin Clinton Evans, Leon K. Frankel, and Glen F. Mason. Our chapter has initiated more than 2000 members into its bonds, including men like Kentucky Basketball great Dan Issel and former Kentucky governor A.B. Chandler. Today, the original parchment paper on which our charter was signed is sealed under glass and on display at Memorial Headquarters in Memphis, TN.