Rho Gamma Gamma | Our History
In 1984 through 1985, the Omega Expansion Committee was formed to bring forth a graduate chapter that would encompass the 33 fraternity brothers interested. These 33 brothers became financial brothers at-large during this time. Eventually, Rho Gamma Gamma was formed, and they received the charter March 1, 1987. Rho Gamma Gamma has been a pinnacle chapter in the city of Chicago ever since.
To see the list of Thirty-Three (33) charter members, please click here!
In the early 1990’s, Rho Gamma Gamma became a chapter on the move with progressive and innovative ideas. During this time the Omega Cultural Center (OCC) had been purchased. The OCC was center stage for the “Invest in Yourself”, Job Fair/Career Development, “The House is on Fire”, and “Support the Troops”
In recent years, as well as the past, the chapter has been very involved with Community Service Projects. Things like: Turkey Drives for Thanksgiving, Clothing Drives for the winter, and Toy and Gift Drives for Christmas. We’ve also been involved with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois, the March of Dimes Association, the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club, Prostate Cancer Walks, Dr. Charles Drew Blood Drive & Health Fair, and just being strong black men of influence in our own communities and at our places of employment.
There is an example of Rho Gamma Gamma Chapter practicing one of the Cardinal Principles, Scholarship. The chapter selects up to six high school students every year to receive the Corneal A. Davis Scholarship Award. Each year high school students apply for these scholarships by submitting a fully completed application and an essay on a selected topic. The competition is great, and we have tough decisions to make. However, winners are selected every year.
Lastly, Reclamation! Brothers (Members), if you are in Chicago, you are more than welcome to attend a Rho Gamma Gamma Chapter meeting. Members-Only Meetings are held every Second Saturday of the month at the RGG Center (1462 W. 115th Street – Chicago, IL 60643) at 4pm sharp. Rho Gamma Gamma loves to have fun, but we are about the business as well. Come dwell with us.