Basileus Message

Greetings, and WELCOME to the official website of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


I am honored to represent the chapter as the current Chapter Basileus.  Our chapter serves as a home for financial brothers demonstrating Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and  Uplift.  Since chartered on September 12, 1941 we have been serving the City of Portsmouth and the wider communities.  Many of our members are and have been history makers and impactful leaders in our community such as: the first African American Mayor of Portsmouth, City Manager, Sheriff and Assistant Superintendent of public schools.  Though recognition is not our aim, we do seek to be assets rather than liabilities to our local citizens.


Holding fast to our fraternal motto, “Friendship is essential to the soul,” we understand the importance of collaborative living.  Please continue to visit our website for updated events and details on our activities.  We also invite you to follow us on Facebook Zeta Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc and Instagram @ziptownques.  We welcome any inactive or Omega Men or Brothers new to the area to join us in service to others.  For regular meeting information or additional chapter information, please email 


Fraternally yours,


M.L. Williams

Michael L. Williams