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. As a fraternity, we recognize our first graduate Advisor, Hector Jerry Holguin and faculty advisors Herman Garcia, Frank Silvas, Camilo Martinez and Paula Parras. The fraternity was founded originally to be a service fraternity which primarily focused on the Hispanic community (since there was no organization focusing on assisting this particular group in Lubbock). The traditional vision of our Founders and the many Brothers in our Fraternity grew the mission to include attracting and accepting any willing, qualified, man to join our organization.
In the spring semester of 1988 the founders initiated its first pledge class of twelve men. The founders gave the distinction of charter members to this first class to commemorate its introduction as the fraternity’s first active member class.
The founding fathers realized the need for a diverse fraternal organization to allow any man to experience a fraternal brotherhood while providing service to the community. This new concept was shared at other campuses which started the expansion process. The second chapter was founded in the spring of 1989 on the campus of University of Texas in El Paso.