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Omega Upsilon Phi

Omega Upsilon Phi Crest

Omega Upsilon Phi, ΩΥΦ, was founded at the University of Buffalo on November 15, 1894, by Amos T. Baker, John M. Garratt, Frank O. Garrison, Lawrence Hendee, Elbert W. LaWall, George H. Minard, George S. Staniland, Edward A. Southall, Townsend Walker, Henry Joslyn and Ross G. Loop. The crest is a shield displaying a monogram of the Omega Upsilon Phi letters below an eye. The colors are crimson and gold and the flower is the red carnation. There were four degrees in the ritualistic work of the fraternity, three secret undergraduate degrees and one open honorary degree know as the Hippocratic Degree conferred by Grand Chapter vote.

The fraternity went defunct in 1934 after merging with Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity.

The ΩΥΦ fraternity consisted of the following chapters:

Chapter Location Dates  
A University of Buffalo 1894-1934 Became ΩΥΦ chapter of Phi Chi
B Niagara University 1896-1899 Joined A
Γ Union University, Albany, NY 1897  
Δ University of Colorado, Denver 1898  
E University & Bellevue Hospital Medical College 1899  
Z University of Toronto 1899  
H University of Colorado, Bolder 1900  
B University of Cincinnati 1900 Was ΘNE Society
Θ Cornell University, NY 1901  
I Stanford University 1901 Was ΠΓE Fraternity
ΘΔ Cornell University, Ithaca 1902-1910 School Closed
K Columbia University 1902-1913  
Λ Miami Medical College 1903-1906 Merged with U of Cincinnati
M Northwestern University 1904-1912  
N Medical College of Virginia 1905  
Ξ University College of Medicine 1905 Joined N
O University of North Carolina 1907-1913  
Π University of Pennsylvania 1908 Was KΦ Fraternity
P Jefferson Medical College 1908-1918 Joined Π, Was KΦ Fraternity
Σ University of Minnesota 1908-1912 Was KΔΦ Fraternity at Hamline University
T NC Medical College 1908 Joined N, Was KΦ Fraternity
Y Medico-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia 1909  
Φ Vanderbilt University 1911 Was ΔM Fraternity
X Fordham University 1912-1919 School Closed
Ψ University of Maryland 1913  
Ω University of California 1914  

Omega Upsilon Phi Quarterly- annual publication begun in 1901
The Journal of Omega Upsilon Phi- annual publication begun in 1912

This page was last updated on: March 26, 2014