Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

The History of Delta Omicron Sigma

The Delta Omicron Sigma, St. Petersburg Alumni Chapter

The Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was chartered on November 14, 1963 at Saint Petersburg Junior College/Gibbs Campus in St. Petersburg, FL.


Charter members were as follows:

Fred G. Minnis:  Distinguished Service chapter member, Former Attorney & Community Activist

Louis D. Brown Sr:  Former Chapter President & Principal of Wildwood Elementary

O’Cain Thumbtzen:  Former Chapter President & Principal of Union Academy

Alvie Benton: Former Chapter Vice President & Assistant Principal at Gibbs High School

Lawrence Lindsay: Former Chapter Secretary & Gibbs High School teacher

Samuel Kicklighter: Former Chapter Historian & Pinellas County educator

Joseph Johnson: 1st Black Pinellas County referee & School Administrator

Charles Ford: Former Vocational Teacher at 16th Street Middle School & Architect

Latas Edwards: Former Educator & Author

Fred D. Burney: Former Pinellas County School Administrator

Rudolph Miller: Former Educator

Kenneth Valentine: Former Educator at 16th Street Middle School


Delta Omicron Sigma has initiated over 20 lines of brothers. The Chapter boast of being home to two former Florida State Directors: Thomas “Jet” Jackson and Louis “Lou” Brown Jr.

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Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter

P.O. Box 16231

St. Petersburg, FL 33733

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