Winter Rush Week 2014

Greek Life is still definitely new here to campus after it was introduced two years ago. The organizations on campus currently include, the Kappa Sigma fraternity Sigma Tau Chapter, The Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Beta Delta Chapter and also the Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Colony. Just like any organization, they all strive to be bigger and better, and they do that by having their Rush Week every term. Each fraternity or sorority here on campus has something different to offer the students of WOU, Kappa Sigma is a traditional fraternity, while Omega Delta Phi and Kappa Delta Chi are non-traditional.

To give you a better understanding of each organization I have talked to the President’s of each organization to explain to me their process, and Ideas that they strive for in their organization.

Omega Delta Phi, Fraternity Inc. is a multicultural fraternity and was founded on November 25, 1987 by seven men of vision on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The fraternity was first originally created as a support group to help men graduate college and later began to focus on serving the community as well.

Word of this fraternity officially reached students of Western Oregon in September of 2010. Several students began an interest group known as The Men of Vision and struggled for several years to bring the fraternity to campus. Over two years passed before Omega Delta Phi, Fraternity Inc. was officially recognized as a fraternity late in the Fall of 2012.

Omega Delta Phi, Fraternity Inc. is a small and united bond of brothers dedicated to developing leaders in our community. In addition, we like to stroll, step and chant. We work as a team (studying and volunteering together) and we play as a team (having dinners and playing sports with one another). We are still young and somewhat inexperienced but we are dedicated and we are continuously moving forward.

-Kevin Alejandrez (Omega Delta Phi President)

The Brothers of Omega Delta Phi Inc.
The Brothers of Omega Delta Phi Inc.
Members of ODPhi and KDChi.
Members of ODPhi and KDChi.

Kappa Delta Chi is a multi-cultural non-traditional sorority. It was founded in Texas Tech University on April 6, 1987 by four Latina woman. Our values are unity, honesty, integrity and leadership and we rock the pink and maroon because we are the too cute crew. We seek woman who are committed and follow our same values  since we are big in academics and serving the community. Our process takes between  6-8 weeks and once the ladies have finished the process they do a showcase on campus to show all the information they have learned. We are the first sorority on campus so far. We were founded on November 9, 2012 and had 12 charter members. We have our alpha and beta class and working on our gamma class.

– Olivia Rodriguez (Kappa Delta Chi President)

The Ladies of the KDChi Sorority and their Beta Class
The Ladies of the KDChi Sorority and their Beta Class

Kappa Sigma is a traditional fraternity which was founded in 1869. We stand by four pillars, Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. For fellowship this means that when you join Kappa Sigma, you will develop friendships that will last a lifetime. For leadership this means that you will be helped find a place to become a leader, this means in terms of a Kappa Sigma Executive Position, leading a committee or representing the fraternity on campus. Kappa Sigma this year has president’s of school organizations such as communications club, MEChA, IFC as well as the Vice-President of ASWOU and many more. Scholarship meaning that every member of Kappa Sigma is committed to academic excellence, we help our brothers by having scholastic goal setting and accountability. Service is hoping every brother finishes their studies committed to making a difference in the lives of others. This term we are working on having our first rush class, the alpha class. We were initiated as the Sigma Tau Chapter last Spring term and that was just the beginning.

-Joseluis Arce (Kappa Sigma President)

The Gentlemen of Kappa Sigma and their Alpha Class pledges
The Gentlemen of Kappa Sigma and their Alpha Class pledges
Members of K-Sig and KDChi
Members of K-Sig and KDChi

If you didn’t get a chance to see any of these organizations Rush Week events this term they will also be having them at the beginning of next term. All of them are open to any and everyone.

By Kevin Gutierrez

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