The Purpose of Achievement Week
International Achievement Week is a mandated program of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. that was originally designed to promote the study of African American life and history. National Achievement Week began at the 1929 Grand Conclave in Nashville, TN. Brother Carter G. Woodson inspired the idea. In 1927 at Bro. Carter G. Woodson’s urging the fraternity made National Negro Achievement Week an annual observance. In 1976 this commemoration evolved into Black History Month. The Achievement Week Program recognizes those individuals at the local and national levels who have made significant contributions toward improving the quality of life for African Americans.
To focus attention on outstanding achievement not only by giving appropriate recognition to those who have achieved but also by stimulating others to gain even higher eminence
To implement our democratic way of life by emphasizing that all people must be judged by their accomplishments and their service to mankind, regardless of nationality, religion, or race.
To praise the prestige of Omega by providing a worthwhile project to which our chapters may direct its energies; this united effort should stimulate and enrich the communities where Omega Psi Phi chapters are located