Omega Upsilon Phi
FoundedNovember 15, 1894; 127 years ago (November 15, 1894)
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
TypeProfessional fraternity
AffiliationPIC (former)
 United States
Colors  Crimson and   Gold
FlowerRed carnation
PublicationThe Journal of Omega Upsilon Phi, formerly Omega Upsilon Phi Quarterly
Chapters26 installed
Merged intoPhi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity (1934)

Omega Upsilon Phi (ΩΥΦ) was a medical fraternity founded at the University at Buffalo on November 15, 1894. Its Founders were:

  • 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
  • Ross G. Loop

The crest was 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.

Omega Upsilon Phi had four degrees in its ritualistic work, three secret undergraduate degrees and one open honorary degree known as the Hippocratic Degree conferred by Grand Chapter vote.[1]

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


Omega Upsilon Phi chapters:[1]

Chapter Location Dates Notes Reference
Alpha State University of New York School of Medicine & Biological Medical Science, Buffalo 1894–1934 Became ΩΥΦ chapter of Phi Chi Medical Fraternity [2][3]
Beta Niagara University 1896–1899 Merged into Alpha chapter
Gamma Union University (New York), Albany, NY 1897
Delta University of Colorado, Denver 1898
Epsilon University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College 1899
Zeta University of Toronto 1899
Eta University of Colorado, Boulder 1900
Beta (2nd) University of Cincinnati 1900
Theta Cornell University (Weill), NYC 1901
Iota Stanford University 1901 Originated as ΠΓΕ (local)
Theta Delta Cornell University, Ithaca 1902–1910 Medical School Closed
Kappa Columbia University 1902–1913
Lambda Miami (OH) Medical College 1903–1906 School merged with U of Cincinnati
Mu Northwestern University 1904–1912
Nu Medical College of Virginia 1905
Xi University College of Medicine 1905 Joined Nu chapter
Omicron University of North Carolina 1907–1913
Pi University of Pennsylvania 1908 Originated as ΚΦ Fraternity
Rho Jefferson Medical College 1908–1918 Joined Pi chapter, originated as ΚΦ Fraternity
Sigma University of Minnesota 1908–1912 Originated as ΚΔΦ (local) at Hamline University, moved charter
Tau NC Medical College 1908 Joined Nu chapter, originated as Δ chapter of ΚΦ Fraternity
Upsilon Medico-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia 1909
Phi Vanderbilt University 1911 Originated as ΔΜ (local)
Chi Fordham University 1912–1919 Medical School Closed, 1919
Psi University of Maryland 1913
Omega University of California 1914
Temple University 19xx [3]
Georgetown University 19xx [3]
St. Louis University 19xx [3]
Ohio State University 19xx [3]


  1. ^ a b Baird, William, ed. (1915). Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (8 ed.). New York: The College Fraternity Publishing Co.
  2. ^ Cannon, Daniel H. (1989). The History of Phi Chi Medical Fraternity Inc. Centennial Edition 1889-1989. Phi Chi Quarterly Office.
  3. ^ a b c d e Anson, Jack L.; Marchenasi, Robert F., eds. (1991) [1879]. Baird's Manual of American Fraternities (20th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Baird's Manual Foundation, Inc. p. VIII-41-42. ISBN 978-0963715906.