top of page


The members of the Beta Alpha Omega Alumni chapter are active within many communities in the Northern Virginia region as well as the Northern Virginia National Pan-Hellenic Council.  Below are examples of events that brothers continuesly support throughout the year:

  • Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU Festival

  • Prince William County Youth Summit

  • Manassas African American Heritage Festival

  • St. Jude Walk

  • Annual DC, MD, VA Iota Family & Friends Cookout

  • Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center Mentoring

  • Boys 2 Men 2 Kings Youth Mentoring

  • NOVA Man Up Mentoring



"Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon One!


The Beta Alpha Omega Alumni Chapter has established scholarships which are awarded yearly to Graduating Seniors from area Northern Virginia High Schools.

Scholarship #1


The Command Sergeant Major Karl Roberts Sr. Scholarship is given in honor of Brother CSM Karl Roberts, Sr., a Life Member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Brother Roberts served in the United States Army for over 32 years, having earned the rank of Command Sergeant Major and recieving over 25 medals, including one for the Defense Meritorious Service (Peacetime) and the Bronze Star (Combat). Brother Roberts assisted in the founding of numerous military chapters of iota and he served as the Gulf Coast Regional Polaris, National Sergeant-At-Arms and the Director of Military Affairs. Brother Roberts was dedicated brother until his passing on October 21, 2013 where he joined the great Alpha Iota Omega chapter.


Download and Apply for the 2023 CSM Karl Roberts Sr.


The late Command Sergeant Major Karl Roberts Sr.


Download and Apply for the 2023 Chief Darryl C. Smith, Sr.


Scholarship #2


The Chief Darryl C. Smith, Sr. (Retired) Scholarship is given in honor  of Bro. Smith’s lifelong legacy of public service, involvement with the community as a youth sports coach, and his academic support for children and immigrants as the co-founder of Herndon’s Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United). Bro. Smith was a trailblazer in the Town of Herndon when he was hired as the first African American police officer in 1973, and the first African American elected to Town Council in 2004. He later would serve as Herndon’s Vice Mayor from 2004-2006. Bro. Smith served nine years as Chief of Police in Purcellville before retiring in 2015. Bro. Smith was a dedicated brother of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. up until his passing on April 26, 2020, where he joined the great Alpha Iota Omega chapter. 


The late Brother

Darryl C. Smith Senior


bottom of page