Community oriented organizations such as fraternity and sororities across the country primarily do what it takes to serve the community. Some have gone through great lengths to have access to those organization clocking hours of community service, making donations including paying yearly dues and hosting fundraising events to support the efforts the organizations goals to serve the community.
Black Lettered Greek Organization Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and one of the Divine 9’s has been accused of embezzlement. The fraternity’s head based in Atlanta, Georgia according to reports is complying with the authorities and the accusations brought against the organization. One member Brother Randall Griffin blew the whistle on the alleged embezzlement which was uncovered through his position as the organization’s accountant. As part of his duties, he brought the misappropriation of funds to the organization’s leadership which unfortunately resulted in his membership being suspended.
EarHustle411 and the writing staff does not believe with a shadow of doubt that the accusation and implications undermine the amazing work the Fraternity has done for the community since it’s founding in 1911. We believe this to be the doings of someone who has unfortunately disregarded the principles by which the organization was founded and didn’t think they’d get caught.
It’s unfortunate however the very same thing could be happening in all the organizations. It all boils down to accountability and holding those who are in positions of leadership accountable for their roles and the access they have to any organizations funds. Organizations whether community based or not all have to be responsible for the funds they are given and should have an annually or at least bi-annually audit of the funds by an outside source. Situations like this could be uncovered and addressed much sooner. Placing a member on suspension and/or subsequently “banning” them we would assume in this case without cause doesn’t make the underlying issue go away, only sheds more light on it.
While the authorities investigate the accusations EarHustle411 wants the men of Omega Psi Phi to keep their heads up and continue to serve the community and always continue to be the phenomenal Omega men they are.