Harry Watson

Building Tomorrow, Today

I’m Harry Watson, Basileus or president of Xi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Xi Phi has proudly served the Harlem Community and beyond for more than 95 years.


We thoughtfully leverage the influence, expertise, and energy of some of the best minds in their fields, to help connect New Yorkers to resources that make their lives better:

  • We help young scholars reach their career goals by accessing many of the nation’s best HBCUs.
  • We fund college scholarships.
  • We orchestrate voter registration drives.
  • We support food pantries.

And we’re at the forefront of helping to eradicate human trafficking, among many other activities. The last two years have brought extraordinary challenges, largely the result of the pandemic.


These challenges have been opposed by Xi Phi’s incredible might, resilience and fortitude.


We never broke stride as we continued to serve the Harlem community and beyond.


We changed, we adapted, and we become smarter, all with the goal of putting our best foot forward.


The best example of this was our commitment to sustaining our vaunted Black College Tour.


Since it was not possible to coordinate and in-person tour, we hosted a virtual one that provided an opportunity for almost two-dozen scholars to hear from some of the nation’s best HBCUs, who provided vital information on how best to access and fund a college education.  This year’s program not only sought to promote the benefits of a college experience at an HBCU, it emphasized the importance these institutions play in providing platforms for scholars to compete in the 21st Century’s knowledge-based society.


So, as you can see, I am excited about Xi Phi chapter’s ability to persevere and provide our community with much needed services, despite even the worst of circumstances.


I am honored and proud to work with the incredible leaders in this organization.  Every day we have an opportunity to have a positive impact on the people we serve. To help make a difference in their lives.


You too can help make a difference.


Go to our homepage and click on the donate button. And if you can, give generously.  Your contribution will fund college scholarships and support Xi Phi’s Black College Tour and community programming.


Thank you for your partnership as we strive to help the Harlem community and beyond build a better tomorrow, starting today.

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