SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
SERVICE IS THE LIGHT WE SHINE UPON THE WORLD
Knights of Omega Delta Phi are instilled with the ideal that they can change the world through hard work. Programs such as our “Young Knights Leadership Academy” have won various awards and recognition. We also work with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Austin and the Longhorn Service Council to hold large-scale events that bring our communities together and serve society as a whole. Along with our nationally recognized Young Knights program, many chapters have been honored for service such as tutoring, mentoring, and environmental projects.
Here at The University of Texas at Austin, we have a strong tradition of service to our communities. We strive to excel in every field of human endeavor, setting the example and creating new standards for our fellow students. Some of our Brothers are members of organizations that also serve the community.
While most fraternities claim to be service oriented, it’s a way of life for an ODPhi Knight.
CASA – (AUSTIN, TRAVIS COUNTY)
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Brothers will have the opportunity to support their local CASA program through various service and fundraising efforts.
In 2011, with the help of the UT community, Chi Chapter raised $500 for our local CASA. We thank everyone who contributed to the cause! Learn more about CASA in Travis County by visiting their website: http://www.casatravis.org/
UNITED WAY – (FOR GREATER AUSTIN)
United Way was chosen as our most recent national philanthropy in 2013. We are currently developing our relationship with our local chapter. “The United Way for Greater Austin is a local nonprofit & community service organization providing resources and volunteer opportunities with local Austin charities since 1924. United Way gives everyone in Austin the chance to be a philanthropist through various Austin social services, and gives us the opportunity to work together to help families overcome barriers to economic opportunities.”
Learn more about the United Way of Greater Austin by visiting their website: http://www.unitedwayaustin.org/
PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
We are Proud of earning the President’s Volunteer Service Award every year since 2011. This award is granted through the Volunteer and Service Learning Center (Longhorn Center For Civic Engagement) for volunteering 2,000+ hours to the Austin community. There aren’t many organizations, let alone fraternities that are dedicated to service like Omega Delta Phi.