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Xi Beta
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HSU P.O.Box 6547
Arkadelphia, AR 71999
Xi_Beta@yahoo.com




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About Xi Beta

Xi Beta Chapter #155 Henderson State University
Founded: May 12, 1971
Incorporated: December 5, 1971


Xi Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was founded May 12 th , 1971 on the campus of
Henderson State University (HSU) in Arkadelphia Arkansas and later incorporated on December 5 th ,
1971. This was very significant because it was the first chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council
founded in Arkansas on a non-Historically Black College campus.
On the evening of May 12 th , 1971, Xi Beta Chapter was organized and duly initiated its inaugural
18 members, affectionally known as the Troublesome 18. This line was guided through the process by
brothers from Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College’s Tau Sigma Chapter, later know
as University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Philander Smith College’s Pi Sigma Chapter of Little Rock
Arkansas, the only two undergraduate chapters of Omega in the state of Arkansas at that time. Members
of the Troublesome 18 were Alonzo Clayborn, Charles Cobbs, Charles Pearson, Theandrew
Clayborn, Joe O’Neal, Gregory Hannah, Kirk Hannah, Johnny Mixon, Gregory Hill, Jerry
Jackson, Richard Sutton, Wendell Hughey, Don Baker, Jimmy Carter, Walter Kennedy, Billy
LaFear, Sam Reed, and John Butler.


The Seventies
There were eleven lines, including the Charter Line, made during the seventies at Xi Beta Chapter. The
Chapter Line played a significant role in diversifying Greek life for young African American men and
women at HSU. Xi Beta Chapter lead the way with social actions and change while enhancing the quality
of campus life for African American students as they pursued higher education. For almost 50 years,
manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift has been and continues to be the goals that all men of Xi
Beta Chapter strive to live by. Thirteen brothers from this era have entered Omega Chapter. Brothers,
Gregory Hill, Richard Sutton, Wendell Hughey, Don Baker, Walter Kennedy, Sam Reed, Timothy
Michael Gregory, David Faison, John B. Johnson, Donald Ogden, Raymond Newton, Stanley
Butler, and John Truitt.
(SPR 71) Troublesome 18
(FALL 71) Sly, Slick, and The Wicked
(SPR 72) Demonistic 4
(SPR 73) Super Que
(FALL 73) The Forgotten 4
(SPR 74) Mind Bending 9
(FALL 74) Hellacious 1
(FALL 75) 5 Purple Shades of Black
(FALL 76) Ferocious 4
(FALL 77) 2 Gold Links on a Purple Chain
(SPR 78) Purple and Gold Express

The Eighties
There were seven lines made during the eighties at Xi Beta Chapter. Although this era was filled with
controversy surrounding the chapter beyond its control, Xi Beta stayed steadfast in its pursuit of Christian
manhood and scholarship attainment. Brothers of the chapter continued their notable work on campus and
served as mentors for young African American boys in neighboring communities. True Omega Men who
continued to stress manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift. Three brothers from this era have
entered Omega Chapter. Brothers Casey Cannon, Larry Dunklin, and Rodney Riley
(SPR 80) Double Reconstruction
(FALL 80) 1 in a Million
(SUM 83) The Troublesome 3
(SPR 84) The Filthy 5
(SUM 85) 4 Sons of Hell
(SPR 88) 7 Teardrops of Blood
(FALL 88) Bad Dream

The Nineties
There were only five lines made during the nineties at Xi Beta Chapter. Although small in numbers, eight
truly proved to be greater than eighty during the era. The chapter’s annual picnic regained all its gleam
and became Xi Beta Weekend, an event that several people from campus and the community attended. A
Chapter Memorial Service to honor members of the Xi Beta who had entered Omega Chapter was also
added to open the weekend’s festivities. Two brothers from this era have entered Omega Chapter.
Brothers, Alexander McGowan and Marque Douglas.
(SPR 95) The New Beginning “Tenacious 10”
(SPR 96) Q-Fusion
(FALL 96) 1 True Que
(SPR 97) 1 Purple Link on a Gold Chain
(SPR 98) 12 Soldiers with Hearts of Gold

The Millennium
There were eleven lines made as we started the new millennium at Xi Beta Chapter. The millennium
brought upon change and expansion of the chapter. Two-thousand two marked the first year in the
chapter’s history that initiations of brothers from Ouachita Baptist University, the private university
directly across the street from HSU, transpired. Now the annual football game between the two rivals
known as, The Battle of the Ravine, is also known as a battle of brothers because there are usually scholar
athletes of Xi Beta chapter who are playing for both universities.
(SPR 01) So Low Q
(FALL 01) OverDue
(SPR 02) The Determined 6
(FALL 02) 8 Quemersed Soul
(SPR 03) Kaotic 4
(SPR 05) Que Psi Phived
(SPR 06) Humbled 1
(FALL 06) 2 CertiPHIed Que
(SUM 07) 3 Fearless Sons of Blood, Sweat and Tears
(SPR 08) The 3 MuskQUEteers
(FALL 08) Outrageous 6

Twenty- Ten and Beyond
Thus far, there has been six lines made and counting during this era. Several new challenges have arisen
and the brothers of Xi Beta Chapter continue to See it Through. For almost 50 years Xi Beta Chapter of
Omega Phi Psi has continued to shine its light throughout the 9 th District and the state of Arkansas.
(SPR 12) 7th Heaven: The ResuWRECKtion
(SUM 12) 3 Tenacious Dogs of Omega
(SPR 13) The QUEtortious 6
(SPR 16) 3 Gold Souls of Quedemption
(FALL 17) 2 Relentless Gold Guardians of Omega
(FALL 18) 6 Determined Souls of Blood and Thunder


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