The Omega Men of Rome were joined by the Georgia Northwester Technical College Lady Bobcats basketball team for a walk around South Rome promoting awareness of prostate cancer, the first ever for the social organization who hopes to make the walk into a tradition.
The group’s president Joel Berrien Jr. said Saturday that he was hoping next year that with a more robust organization and sponsors to make the walk an annual event.
“Being that we’re men, we want to first and foremost promote awareness for prostate cancer,” Berrien said. “But we’re also involved in lots of social causes, and we hope in the weeks and months to come to get more participation from the community.”
The Omega Men of Rome is currently seeking a graduate fraternity charter from Omega Psi Phi, who has 700 chapters around the United States. If the group receives their charter from the fraternity by the end of the year, Berrien said it would represent the entire Northwest Georgia region.
“We’re all from different schools as graduate members, but we have a number of undergraduate chapters in universities all over the country,” he said.
Once chartered, Berrien said the group will continue to promote activities in the community that promote social awareness for a wide range of issues from voter registration to helping to build Habitat houses.
The only requirement to join the fraternity is that members must already have their undergraduate degrees from a accredited university, Berrien said.
For more information about the group, contact Berrien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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