Xi Phi Chapter and Community Uplift through Perseverance Inc. (C.U.P) 501c3 sponsor and underwrite the Omega Black College Tour (OBCT). Students enrolled in high schools in the New York City and broader metropolitan area visit several Historically Black Colleges and Universities during the tour. For more than 30 years, the tour has challenged young scholars through mentoring, leadership development and exposure to educational opportunities at HBCUs.
These institutions are more relevant and necessary in 21st Century America than ever before. With their course offerings in the STEM fields, smaller class sizes, support networks, and diversity and openness, HBCUs are critical to providing the next generation of leaders who will support and build our knowledge-based technological society. The tour has resulted in transforming the futures of more than 1500 young people since it was founded in 1986.
The theme for the OBCT is following in the footsteps of our HBCU Forefathers. We want to make sure that young people and their families know the societal relevance of historically black colleges and universities.
To learn more about the Omega Black College Tour and its diverse activities, contact OBCT@xiphichapter.org.