Coleman Love “In the beginning there were only two:
Eve was a Delta and Adam was a Que”
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded in 1911 and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913. Both were founded at Howard University, a historically Black university in Washington, D.C. One of Omega’s founders, Prof. Frank Coleman, while a student at Howard, dated and later married, Edna Brown Coleman, one of the founders of Delta, and thus the beginning of the bond between the Ques and the Deltas. Also, Omega founder Edgar A. Love and Delta founder Edith Young dated as students and remained close friends. Sealing the early tradition of the Brotherly-Sisterly love, Grace Coleman, sister of Omega founder Frank Coleman was elected Delta president in 1914. In 1929, Anna Johnson Julian, wife of Percy L. Julian an Omega and internationally famous chemist, became the fourth National president of Delta Sigma Theta.
Because of these early strong and significant relationships at Howard, the Deltas chose the purple and gold African violet as their official flower, to further signify the special bond that they had with the Omegas. Traditionally then at the founders’ Howard University Alpha Chapter, the Ques and the Deltas were brothers and sisters in Greek life. This spread throughout the nation as Delta & Que Chapters were founded on various college campuses. Over the years, Delta & Que Chapters as well as individual Deltas and Ques have retained this brother-sister affinity. Strong relationships are also true in Utah, where many of the Omegas and Deltas share a marital bliss. So go tell the world about the Ques and the Deltas -- that's Delta-Que love.
Click on the picture to go to the Greater Salt Lake Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.'s website.