Although there existed a number of graduate chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., throughout the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, several visionary brothers in August 1980, understood the need for another graduate chapter strictly devoted to serving the needs of Fairfax County, Virginia. Spearheading the effort to establish this new chapter was Brother James F. Jenkins, an Omega Man for more than 30 years. Assisting Brother Jenkins were Brothers Isaiah E. Barnwell, Jr. and Connie A. Brown, lifetime members with over 30 years of service between them.After a few months of negotiation and coordination with officials of the Fraternity’s Third District and National Headquarters, thirteen petitioning brothers (Robert U. Griffin, Waddell Avery, James F. Jenkins, John L. Peoples, Luther C. Williams, Isaiah E. Barnwell Jr., Marion L. Barnwell, Henry Walker, Alvin Williamson, Willard O. Jasper, Chauncey F. Crenshaw, Connie A. Brown, and Ronald E. Lofton) drafted a letter to the Supreme Council on November 12, 1980.