Our brothers careers have been productive, constructive, spirited, and prosaic. They displayed impressive skills, talents, and abilities They were, and we continue to be, a beautiful and lively expression of our enduring fraternal beliefs, and that underlying harmony is far-reaching in expectation for all brothers’, undergraduate and graduate. It is the core of what our fraternal founders asserted in 1848 and 1874 and 1899: to live active, commendable, and responsible lives, and to build up community. Clearly and compellingly, they added, and continue to add, positive value at the local, state, national, global, and fraternal level because they engaged life fully and responsibly. In short, they were authoritative pillars throughout life. They were-are exemplary in their citizenship, character, and their sense of dutiful responsibility, and, in many instances, they were leading voices in their career fields. They prove that success of any kind does not occur by luck or accident, and we remember them because they continue to provide that message for our time. Their spirit permeates our brotherhood, and it always will.
We have long been, from one generation to the next, proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. We continue to cherish our fraternal friendships, our shared memories, and our evolving, forward-focused history at the University of Maine. These things, above and beyond everything else, are the underlying rooted connections that make us proud to be Omega Mu Fijis. Why, after all, should we believe otherwise? We have always exhibited a can-do fraternal spirit since 1874. And, to be sure, all present and future generations of Omega Mu Fijis will continue to do the same, with fraternal enthusiasm and commitment. As a brotherhood, we always see the path behind us and the way forward with equal clarity, and our future remains bright at 79 College Avenue because we fearlessly move forward, always guided by sound fraternal principles, and because of that we are an exceptional brotherhood because we remain committed and hardworking to assure that our Omega Mu brotherhood will continue to be the jewel at the University of Maine. Perge.
Omega Mu Portrait
Edward F. Danforth,
Q. T. V. Years
First Q. T. V. Chapter Hall, 1876. Edward F. Danforth is probably one of the brothers in front of the house. This site is
the present site of Coburn Hall.
"The entire expense of its erection was borne by the members and this demanded from considerable self-sacrifice and
loyalty. As this was the first fraternity chapter built in the
state, it surely must have been a building to be proud of."
"The Q. T. V. Hall, erected in 1876 by the labor (and funding) of the members of the fraternity, stood where
Coburn Hall is now."
Q. T. V. Brothers,
Robert B. Burns and Samuel W. Gould
Samuel Shaw and Thomas J. Stevens
Frank P. Stone
Boston University Law School
Judge of Probate
Judge of Probate, Somerset County, Maine
Maine House of Representatives,
University of Maine,
"In the daily round of life, he has exemplified the eternal values which we like to think of belonging particularly to Maine, the State
and the University-values of common
sense. reason, social responsibility,
and the need of giving the best to
the job at hand."
University of Maine
"The name of Judge Danforth has been written into the history of the University also through his annual gift of two undergraduate prizes."
Q. T. V. Reunion
"Our Fraternity. E. F. Danforth"
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82