The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Talent Hunt Idea was created in the Fraternity’s Sixth District (North and South Carolina) in 1945, and the first District Talent Hunt Program was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 19th, 1946. The need for such a program was born out of the unequal opportunity afforded to some American youths to develop and give full expression to their talents.

The original statement of the Talent Hunt Idea included this expression: “Creative and outstanding capacities in any honorable activity should be eligible for consideration.” In presenting the first public program, the displays of talent were limited to the field of music.

The Talent Hunt Idea has become one of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s National Projects, with all graduate chapters mandated to conduct an Annual Talent Hunt Program. On the Local and District levels, the project is competitive. At the National level, the program is both competitive and demonstrative.


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