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. Throughout the year, we will feature a colony or chapter that is excelling and living their oath through their work on their respective campus and surrounding community. Each entity featured herein is living their values and ensuring that Omega Delta Phi’s legacy is preserved and continued.

Every chapter and colony is special but this one is near and dear to me because I had the privilege and honor of being the Prospective Member Educator for the Founding Line of the Prairie View A&M Colony. It brings me great joy to see these guys excel and blaze a trail, in spite of many challenges and in spite of having been counted out time and time again. Their awards, their resilience, and their hard work and devotion to living our values and our mission bring me great honor to feature them today in our series #OnWednesdaysWeRockLetters




On this edition of our On Wednesdays We Rock Letters blog post, we proudly feature the Prairie View A&M University Colony.

Prairie View A&M University Colony, the Hill City Knights

Prairie View A&M Univesity, Prairie View, TX

Chartered at PVAMU: April 6th, 2015

On Campus Presence and Involvement: Due to their presence in the Prairie View A&M University College of Architecture, the brothers at PV are involved with the American Institute of Architecture Students, The Association of General Contractors, and the National Association of Home Builders. Colony President Javier Candela is currently the president of AIAS while Erick Garcia serves as Vice President of the NAHB. The colony also has a strong relationship with the Office of Multicultural Affairs on campus.

Interesting Fact: The colony currently has the highest GPA of any Fraternity Chapter at Prairie View A&M University.

Greek Council: Independent Greek Council, Omega Delta Phi, Kappa Delta Chi, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Sigma Lambda Gamma alongside several other service, music, and business fraternities and sororities and honors societies such as Gamma Sigma Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha, and Sigma Alpha Iota.

Region: Prairie View A&M is the newest addition to the East Texas Region of Omega Delta Phi. They are in close proximity to the other chapters in the region such as Delta at Texas A&M, Eta at Sam Houston State, and our three entities in Houston: Pi Chapter at the University of Houston, Alpha Rho Chapter at Texas Southern University and the University of Houston Downtown. The Stephen F Austin State University entity is located about two hours away. All entities in the region had a hand in the Founders Program at Prairie View A&M University in the Spring of 2015.

Accolades: In their short time since being colonized, the PV Colony has earned the 2017 Academic Excellence Award for being the entity with the highest GPA. Colony President Javier Candela received the 2017 Men of Vision Scholarship for his commitment to academics and to the values and mission of Omega Delta Phi.

Social Media Presence:

Twitter: @HillCityKnights        Instagram: @HillCityKnights