ABOUT OMEGA DELTA PHI FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED
Omega Delta Phi is a multicultural service/social fraternity that aims at graduating its members while giving back to the community. The Fraternity has established itself on over 50 campuses and continues to grow every year. Although founded mainly by Latinos, the Fraternity has traditionally always been open to men of different backgrounds, as demonstrated through its “One culture, any race” philosophy. Omega Delta Phi Fraternity was founded on November 25, 1987 on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The seven founders consisted of Joe Cereceres, Eugene Dominguez, Elliott Bazan, Christopher Dwight Forbes, Arturo Barraza, Juan Barraza, and Tommy Hurtado. Our fraternity has grown to represent all types of races; that is the evolutionary vision of our Founders. With this evolution, we welcome the growing opportunities to expand across the United States and beyond. Our Brotherhood has the strongest of desires to positively affect as many lives as possible. With this goal, we intend to both benefit our fraternal members and the many individuals we have crossed paths with though Service. For more information about our fraternity, visit our national fraternity website: omegadeltaphi.com/
The purpose of this Brotherhood, a Service/Social fraternity dedicated to the needs and concerns of the community, is and shall be to promote and maintain the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership. This Brotherhood was founded in order to provide, to ANY man, a diverse fraternal experience which coincides with a higher education.
ONE CULTURE, ANY RACE
“One Culture, Any Race.” This paradigm accurately describes Omega Delta Phi’s philosophy of inclusion. While founded primarily by Latinos at Texas Tech University, Omega Delta Phi has always found itself in the position of appealing the people of many races and backgrounds. Race is a limiting concept that forces people of a nationality and/or color into preconceived roles and expectations. However, people of the same ethnicity can be different as night and day in their beliefs and ideals. A culture, however, is defined by a set of shared ideals, traditions, and values. Omega Delta Phi’s culture exceeds ethnicity and race and is created through brotherhood.
The men of Omega Delta Phi are founded on the concept that in order to truly grow as an individual, one must experience views which can challenge preconceived perceptions to foster growth and enlightenment. “One Culture, Any Race” is a challenge to the closed minded to look beyond race and ethnic pride. It’s a philosophy that suggests the coexistence of various races.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE FRATERNITY
Name: Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Nickname: O D Phi
Founding Date: November 25, 1987
Founding Location: Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas
Official Colors: Scarlet and Silver
Supporting Color: Black
National Motto: Crescit Eundo
Ideal: “One Culture, Any Race”
Sacraments: Unity, Honesty, Integrity and Leadership
Goals: To graduate our brothers, to serve the community, and to excel academically, athletically and socially
OUR FOUNDING BROTHERS