Note from the Editor of 7Visions Magazine: Today, we continue our On Wednesdays We Rock Letters series as a tribute to our National Founders, their legacies and the tradition of wearing red letters on Wednesdays as a homage to the Seven Visionary Men who founded our brotherhood at Texas Tech University on Wednesday November 25th, 1987. In celebration of another successful National Convention, during this special edition of On Wednesdays We Rock Letters we feature one of our two newest Chapters: Beta Sigma at the University of Houston Downtown.

Beta Sigma Chapter (BΣ)
University of Houston, Downtown, Houston, TX
Chartered at UH Downtown: January 14, 2014
Chapter Chant: “Main Street Knights, We Doing It Right”

Greek Council: Multicultural Greek Council at UHD which is comprised of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. , Sigma Kappa Omega Sorority, Inc., Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc.

Campus Presence: American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Council of Finance, Campus Activity Board, Professional Accounting Society, Student Government Association, Scholars Academy, Justice for Immigrant Families, Financial Management Association. The Main Street Knights are also part of the coordinating board for the Greek Summer Bash Greek Picnic and Stroll Off that takes place in the summer.

Interesting Fact: The Beta Sigma Chapter is unique in that it was founded by brothers who came from other entities such as Eta Chapter (Sam Houston State University), Pi Chapter (University of Houston), Rho Chapter (Texas State University), and Alpha Rho Chapter (Texas Southern University). Also, the Beta Sigma Chapter is the newest full fledged member (CHAPTER) to be welcomed into the East Texas Region of Omega Delta Phi.

Chapter Traditions: The chapter hosts the Young Knights Leadership Academy where they bring young men to campus and instill a desire to pursue higher education. They host the Brothers Against Drunk Driving initiative annually and also host the Whose Top Dog Pool Tournament. The Main Street Knights lead a anti-bullying campaign which has become one of their signature efforts at UHD as well as participating in numerous citywide events such as Sabor del Northside, a cultural festival that celebrates the Northside community of Houston. Keeping in line with the brotherhood’s desire to serve the most vulnerable communities, the fraternity has also volunteered for the Rebuild Northside beautification project in which organizations come together to “revitalize the Northside while improving the quality of life for vulnerable commuity members, particularly those living in substandard housing conditions”. The Main Street Knights have won Greek Organization of the Year numerous times since their inception as well as Greek Man of the Year at the University of Houston- Downtown University Awards.

Social Media Presence:
Facebook: Main Street Knights
Twitter: @MainStKnights
Instagram: MainStreetKnights