Note from the Editor of 7Visions Magazine: The Content Team and Marketing Department are proud to launch this new series titled Service Saturdays where we will feature the community outreach and philanthropic efforts being led by our chapters, colonies, and local alumni associations around the nation. It is our hope that this lens will reaffirm Omega Delta Phi’s commitment, as a service fraternity, to the communities we are part of.


The Beta Theta Chapter at Texas A&M-San Antonio participated in their Choose. Act. Impact Fall Day of Service this morning as part of a campus wide effort to carry out the largest day of service coordinated by the A&M system campus.

Students and organizations from TAMU-SA were able to identify causes in need of support and volunteers around the city of San Antonio. The causes were then assigned to student groups and job assignments created and distributed at an early morning kickoff event where students and volunteers were able to enjoy breakfast and fellowship among their fellow Jaguars.

Tasks included volunteering at the San Antonio Food Bank, doing outreach at the Performing and Visual Arts High School in the Alamo City, as well as beautification efforts at the San Antonio River.

The TAMU-SA chapter was assigned to the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center where they performed several assignments such as laying down granite, cutting back brush, adding new soil to existing beds, as well as building 2 Quail coupes and Constructing 3 raised nursery beds.

The mission of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is stated as being “to connect people to nature through conservation and community education focused on birds and their habitats”.

A brother from the Alpha Pi chapter at neighboring St. Mary’s University joined the efforts as well. The brothers will all accrue four hours of volunteer service hours. In all, the event will continue to cement the presence of recently established Texas A&M-San Antonio in the Alamo City. Through volunteerism and service and outreach, the Jaguars and the ODPhi Knights will continue to lift the city of San Antonio towards progress.